Mosquitoes are considered to be the most feared of all insects due to their propensity for spreading disease and their rapid reproduction rate. Mosquito-borne diseases are caused by bacterial, viruses or parasites transmitted by mosquitoes. They can transmit disease without being affected themselves. Not only are mosquitoes a pesky pest, they pose a significant public health risk to humans and animals. Protect your family and enjoy spending time in your backyard this season with our treatment plan.
Treatment Plan – We will first conduct a site inspection to identify potential breeding sources that you may have missed such as; areas of poor drainage, blocked gutters, containers holding water, bird baths, or other items that have standing water or conducive to mosquitos. We will treat around the landscape, bushes, under decks, around the home or building foundations and other areas deemed potential breeding grounds. We use the best Mosquito elimination and prevention product available with the highest regard for safety and the environment. Generally, most treatments will last 21 days depending on weather conditions. Prevention of conditions can have the greatest impact on mosquito control. Important Information Regarding Treatment: Removing standing or stagnant water PRIOR to treatment will ensure the greatest level of eradication possible. Successful mosquito control involves diligence in identifying an infestation, elimination of risk factors, destruction of habitat, and application of insecticide solutions tailored to your unique needs. Ask about our mosquito spraying packages for the summer season.
Life Cycle and Habits of Mosquitoes: The size of mosquitoes ranges from 1/8 to 1/4 inch. There are about 2,700 species of mosquitoes, 176 of which are present in the United States. Mosquitoes have 4 life stages: egg, larvae, pupae, and adult, the first three of which are aquatic (they occur in water). Mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn, and are capable of feeding on multiple hosts, including, but not limited to humans and animals. Mosquito season runs from early spring to the first frost. It is important to know that stagnant water (more than 7-10 days of stagnancy) promotes, accelerates, and sustains the mosquito population. A female mosquito’s lifespan can range from 1-2 months in warm weather and up to 6 months in cold weather whereas a male mosquito can only live for 6-7 days regardless of temperature. A female mosquito requires a blood meal in order to produce eggs; males feed primarily on plant nectars.
Risk Factors for Mosquito: Infestation include shaded areas, areas of heavy foliage (i.e. leaf piles, wood piles), and most importantly ANY collection of standing/sedentary water. These may include, but are certainly not limited to: birdbaths, upright buckets, flower pots, objects that can capture and contain water (tires, pet bowls, kiddie pools, children’s toys, rain barrels, ornamental ponds, saucers under potted plants, wheelbarrows, garden carts, etc.), gutters (especially debris-filled), drainage pipes, downspouts, and downspout extensions. Identifying and removing standing water and other areas conducive to mosquito breeding is the first step in controlling a mosquito infestation.