The typical smell of garlic is extremely disagreeable to mosquitoes, which stay away from the treated areas even when the smell is no longer perceivable by humans and animals with less developed olfactory systems. Its natural formulation makes it very persistent and weather-proof.
It is also effective against other insects with highly sensitive receptors, such us Lepidoptera (moths, caterpillars, inchworms), Thysanoptera (thrips), Hemiptera (aphids, psyllids, leafhoppers, whiteflies, mealybugs), Diptera (flies, fruit flies, gnats), and mites.
The product contains natural ingredients, it is not toxic and does not have any side effects on humans, animals, or vegetation. The characteristic garlic smell disappears quickly and does not cause bad taste or smell in vegetables and fruits treated.
Being free from active ingredients, additives and chemical solvents, it does not harm useful insect fauna like bees, ladybugs, etc.
Mosquitoes are insects of the order Diptera. Their family has more than 3,450 species and make up the largest group of the Culicidae Superfamily, which includes insects that are morphologically similar to the Culicids, except for the Corethrellidae (which cannot bite). Culicids are mainly identified by their mouthparts, only featured by the females and used to bite other animals and extract their vital fluids, so rich in proteins and essential for the eggs to reach complete maturation.
Culicids include a number of hematophagous species, harmful to humans and animals because of transmitting pathogenic micro-organisms and therefore requiring high medical and hygienic attention.
Mosquitoes’ grayish elongated body is small, thin and frail and usually 0.12 to 0.35 inches long. Sexual dimorphism is evident in the antennae, plumose in both male and females, the first having longer feather-like hairs and the latter thicker ones. Besides, the female’s mouthparts have a different structure, enabling them to pierce and suck.
The head does not have ocelli, it has big eyes, separate on both genders. The antennae are quite long and made up of 15 pieces. The second piece, called pedicel, is evidently larger than the others because that is where the Johnston’s organ is found, consisting of scolopidia arrayed in a bowl-shape extension and containing trichoid sensilla, complex sensory receptors which play an essential role in Culicids’ reproduction . The mouth-parts of male mosquitoes can only pierce the skin of the hosts, whereas the females’ is adapted for both piercing and sucking blood. The hypopharynx of the male mouthparts is fused with the prepharynx and the mandibles and maxillae are absent or not very evident, which is why the male cannot suck its host’s blood.
The structure of the female mouthparts is one of the best-developed for piercing and sucking. The hypopharynx, that is the abdominal side of the labrum, has an accentuated concave shape and features a shower-like surface all along it. The mandibles are thin and elongated, with a sharp highly cutting distal end. The maxillae are much reduced, but with a completely developed external lobe (galea), thin and elongated like the mandible, and a ‘toothed’ blade at its end; the maxillary palp is placed at the base of the maxilla, normally made up of 5 segments, the two last ones of them reduced or absent. The labium (the ‘lower lip’) is called proboscis; this also has a shower-like structure and terminates with the labellum, consisting of two lobes with sensorial functions. The hypopharynx arises from the base of the mouth, it has the shape of an elongated blade, with an excretory duct inside and along it which delivers saliva (salivary duct). All the mouthparts appendixes are considerably thin and elongated and are called stylets. The sharp ends of the mandibles are used to pierce the host and all the stylets are inserted into the skin wound except the labium. Suction is made possible by a food tube, consisting of the prepharynx enclosed by the hypopharynx towards the abdomen. The labium’s function is to keep the stylet in resting position; during feeding, it folds backward, its end driving the stylets into the skin.
The back of the torso is mainly constituted by what is called scutum; the posterior end of the scutellum (posteriorly adjacent to the scutum) has three reduced lobes in most Culicinae (except for the Toxorhynchites) and has an even round shape in the Anophelinaeand the Toxorhynchites. The legs are long and slender, with tarsi made up of 5 pieces. The wings are long and narrow, with venation lined with hairs and a membrane lined with microtrichia. They have a sub-rectangular profile, with the posterior end evenly curved outwards and a wide anal lobe. When in resting position, the wings are folded horizontally on the abdomen and reciprocally overlapping.
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