By: Kasco Staff | Originally Posted: Aug. 3, 2016 | Updated: March 21, 2022
Nothing compares to a warm summer day out by the lake. As evening rolls around, the sun starts to set, and the temperature is beginning to drop. So, you build a fire to keep warm while looking into the clear, starry sky. It’s a picture-perfect night, until the crackle of the fire gets drowned out by the dreaded humming of mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes are not only annoying with their buzzing and stinging, but they can also carry dangerous diseases. The West Nile and Zika viruses are two of the most common mosquito-borne diseases, and the number of cases is rising. The best way to manage mosquitos is by limiting the areas in which they reproduce.
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in still, stagnant water. During the next stage of their life cycle, the larvae syphon at the water’s surface. Their bodies remain underwater, but they still require air to survive. This stage is crucial for mosquito management. If you create surface agitation at this phase, it can cause the larvae to sink and drown.
How to Create Surface Agitation
Kasco offers products that can create the necessary water movement to reduce reproduction:
- Surface Aerators push high volumes of water into the air creating agitation at the water’s surface.
- AquatiClear by Kasco, our new clog-resistant circulator, sits beneath the surface and produces continuous water movement.
- Aerating Fountains (VFX Fountains) pull water in and dispenses it as a beautiful “V shaped” fountain pattern while aerating your body of water.
In addition to mosquito management, these products offer other beneficial factors. They help improve water quality, control odors, and the fountains provide aesthetically pleasing displays.
Time to Take Control
Mosquitos can reproduce in virtually any standing water such as puddles and old tires. Therefore, aerating your lake or pond may not be enough to control all mosquitoes. However, it is a great start to help reduce the overall numbers, keeping you safe this summer and finally getting that picturesque night.
Contact us today to learn more about mosquito control and how our products can help keep your customers safe.