Mosquito Control – Hovercraft
Hovercraft helping to control mosquitoes and reduce the risk of disease
Mosquitoes are pesky critters that can be very annoying, and in many areas of the world, extremely dangerous, spreading diseases that kill, such as Zika, Malaria, Chikungunya, Dog Heartworm, Dengue, Yellow Fever, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, St. Louis Encephalitis, LaCrosse Encephalitis, Western, Equine Encephalitis and the West Nile Virus.
Mosquitoes damage the health of humans, also livestock, poultry, horses, dogs and cats as well as many wildlife mammals such as foxes and raccoons. Mosquitoes reduce real estate values and affect tourism, so they cause serious harm to local economies.
With modern technology, it is fairly easy to control mosquitoes, to combat the harm they cause.
To reduce the risk of infectious diseases, mosquito controls target the larvae which breed in areas near the shoreline of the lake, stream, ditch or swamp area.
Hovercraft can play an important role to disperse oils and films as a thin layer on the surface of the water which cause larvae and pupae to drown. Larvicides target larvae in the breeding habitat before they can mature into adult mosquitoes and disperse. Larvicide treatment of breeding habitats help reduce the adult mosquito population. Once the mosquitoes reach adulthood, they fly in search of mates and blood meals and become widely distributed, less easy to control. Hovercraft have no propellers to get snagged on under water obstacles such as mangrove roots or rocks, and can traverse over shallow waters where the larvae live until adulthood. Hovercraft can operate in areas where boats cannot reach, and can direct control of larvicides more precisely than can be dispersed by light aircraft.
Hov Pod supply hovercraft around the world to help reduce harmful diseases that are spread by mosquitoes. Working with manufacturers of mosquito control equipment, Hov Pod supply hovercraft that can be ready configured so ready to go to start implementing control programs. These small hovercraft allow one operator cover many miles that may be normally inaccessible by boat. For further information please contact us.