In2Care® Mosquito Station

Atlanta In2Care® Mosquito Station By All Exterminating to Combat Difficult Species of Mosquitoes

Dengue, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, West Nile and Zika virus are rapidly spreading mosquito-borne viral diseases. They are difficult to diagnose and treat, and mosquito control is the only option to stop transmission.

Aedes mosquitoes are difficult to control as they lay their eggs in very small breeding sites and have become resistant to chemical insecticides. The In2Care® Mosquito Station attracts and kills female mosquitoes with novel green ingredients that target both mosquito larvae and adults. It is the first to exploit the concept of ‘auto-dissemination’, resulting in an effective kill of mosquito larvae in breeding sites surrounding the Station.

Contact All Exterminating today to have your In2Care® Mosquito Station installed so you can enjoy your lawn this summer.

Aedes aegypti mosquito species landing on a human's finger

Mosquito species, Aedes aegypti.

Unique Larvicide Auto-Dissemination

Aedes aegypti can transmit Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika virus to humans. They are attracted to small man-made breeding sites and have a unique egg-laying behavior; spreading eggs over several breeding sites to minimize risks for their offspring.

Culex mosquitoes can transmit West Nile virus to humans. They lay their eggs in stagnant water.

The In2Care® Mosquito Station exploits this behavior by contaminating the female mosquito body and using her to spread larvicide to multiple breeding sites around the Station. Via this “auto-dissemination,” the Station can kill virtually all mosquito larvae in its surroundings before these become biting adults. In this way, small cryptic breeding can be effectively controlled.

How Does the In2Care® Mosquito Station Work?

The In2Care® Mosquito Station is made of durable plastic and uses water with an odor lure to attract egg-laying Aedes and Culex mosquitoes. Once inside, mosquitoes contact the specially treated gauze near the water surface and get contaminated with a larvicide and a fungus. We exploit the fact that Aedes and Culex like to divide their eggs over multiple sites; by letting them fly out of the Station whilst carrying larvicide on their legs. They transport the larvicide and contaminate several breeding sites around the Station. In this way, we can kill larvae in small and hard to find breeding sources. The mosquito also gets infected with an insect-specific fungus that kills her before she can spread disease.

A graphic that shows how the In2Care Mosquito Station works.

The In2Care® Mosquito Station is a multi-impact tool:

  • Kills all larvae inside the Station
  • Kills larvae in surrounding breeding sites
  • Kills exposed mosquitoes
  • Stops virus development

Contact All Exterminating today to learn about our mosquito prevention plans.

In2Care trap and aedes mosquitoes

Where Will the In2Care® Mosquito Station Be Placed?

In2Care® Mosquito Stations can be placed outdoors at a recommended density of 1/400 m2 (10 Stations per acre) and be maintained every 4 weeks using refill sachets. The product lends itself perfectly for use in vector control programs, particularly in hotspot areas, and by professional pest management companies for mosquito control services at resorts, hotels, and residential sites.

The In2Care® Mosquito Station Is an Environmentally Friendly Solution

Insecticide resistance has become a major problem in countries infested by Aedes and Culex mosquitos. Area-wide insecticide fogging is still being used but is showing limited efficacy and major impacts on non-target organisms. This necessitates a switch to more sustainable, environmentally friendly vector control. The In2Care® Mosquito Station is the first Station that uses a biological control agent to kill mosquitoes. It deploys an US-EPA-approved fungus that kills the mosquito several days after infection and can prevent disease transmission. The Station larvicide is US-EPA-approved and WHO-recommended for mosquito control and use in drinking water. Both bioactives have short half-lives and pose very low risks for non-target organisms.

In2Care® Mosquito Stations deploy a small dose of bioactive mixture in an enclosed point-source environment that is specifically attractive to mosquitoes. Only tiny amounts of larvicide will get spread to other breeding sites (mostly small man-made containers), which is enough to kill mosquito larvae (as <10 ppb PPF works well) but not enough to cause risk for non-target organisms like fish or mammals. In this way, our Stations offer an effective mosquito control option without drastic use of chemicals in the entire environment.

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