Mosquitoes are a family of small, midge-like flies: the Culicidae. In most cases, mosquitoes breed in the stagnant water of your lake or pond; some lay eggs near the water's edge; others attach their eggs to aquatic plants.
When left unmanaged, non-native mosquitoes may reproduce at much higher rates and out-compete the native mosquitoes. This can lead to more mosquitoes and a potentially higher rate of disease-carrying mosquitoes around your lake and ponds.
Mosquitoes pose a significant risk to public health, as they carry many debilitating and deadly diseases, such as West Nile Virus. That’s why it’s so important that your lake and pond management program includes mosquito control systems, products and services to prevent your property from becoming a mosquito breeding ground.
There are many different mosquito control techniques and methods for reducing the amount of mosquitoes that breed in and around your lakes and ponds. You can stock minnows that eat mosquito larvae before they have a chance to develop into an adult or apply a safe biological larvacide to the pond to reduce mosquito breeding. Cattails create stagnant pockets of water that are prime mosquito breeding grounds and should be removed or replaced with beneficial plants that provide habitat for mosquito predators such as the dragon fly.
In addition to these natural deterrents, we also recommend the installation of lake fountains and aeration systems as a means to not only circulate the otherwise stagnant areas of your pond, but also provide additional aesthetic enhancements to the overall site. The splashing, wave action, ripples and overall circulation created with these lake and pond aeration systems will ensure that your aquatic resource never becomes a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
SOLitude Lake Management has significant experience dealing with the management of mosquitoes in a wide variety of aquatic environments and offers the most ecologically balanced services available for mosquito control in and around your lake or pond.
If you are seeking large-scale mosquito control solutions for your community, business or an emergency response situation, our trusted partner, Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) can help. VDCI takes pride in providing communities, resorts, industrial and commercial sites, municipalities and mosquito abatement districts with the tools they need to run effective mosquito control programs. Determined to remove the nuisance, restore outdoor environments, and protect the public health of the communities they operate in, VDCI’s mosquito control professionals have more than 100 years of combined mosquito control experience, including extensive experience in operating comprehensive Integrated Mosquito Management programs, as well as in disaster relief situations.
In support of our belief that lakes and ponds are a precious natural resource requiring protection, SOLitude is committed to providing sustainable and renewable solutions that maintain ecological balance in the workplace and beyond.
When you partner with SOLitude, a dedicated field technician visits your lake or pond twice a month, leveraging extensive knowledge and training to carefully maintain ecological balance and preserve the appearance of your aquatic property.
Utilizing the latest GPS aquatic mapping technology and our own proprietary lake and pond management software, the experts at SOLitude collect all the data necessary to provide comprehensive analysis and in-depth solutions.