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Mosquitoes can be a pesky problem for much of the year in most places. Rainy conditions or the use of sprinkler systems can attract mosquitoes even while you’re simply looking to relax in your backyard.
No matter how you enjoy your yard, outdoor fun can turn foul quickly whenever mosquitoes are involved. HomeTeam Pest Defense can help. Get in touch today.
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As a part of our Mosquito Control Service, HomeTeam will:
HomeTeam will conduct a thorough inspection of your home’s perimeter to reveal potential mosquito living and breeding sites.
Outdoor plants, bird baths, and any standing water are prime breeding sites for mosquito larvae, while damaged or town window or door screens can give adult mosquitoes access inside your home. HomeTeam will locate any areas of concern.
Our two-pronged approach treats mosquito living and breeding sites. First, we apply fogging treatment to common resting sites––such as shrubs, tall grasses, and landscaped areas––to control the mosquito breeding population. We take utmost care throughout to avoid plants intended for consumption. Then, we target standing water with our growth regulator. This attacks mosquitoes in early stages of development––and gives you peace of mind.
Our service report details problem areas and includes a dedicated treatment plan with recommendations customized to your needs to help reduce mosquitoes on your property.
All Hands on Deck to L.I.M.I.T. Mosquitoes
While these best practices below don’t replace mosquito control, your actions can help keep these troublesome insects away. Use L.I.M.I.T. to reduce your mosquito exposure.
LOOK FOR WATER
Even the smallest amount of water held in a leaf or bottle cap can be enough for mosquitoes to breed. The water held in birdbaths, non-chlorinated pools, garbage can lids, pottery, pet bowls will all attract breeding mosquitoes.
INSPECT YOUR HOME
Check window and door screens for holes and repair or replace them as needed.
MAINTAIN YOUR YARD
Adult mosquitoes rest during the day, usually on the under sides of vegetation.
Make your yard less hospitable to mosquitoes:
- Mow lawn regularly
- Avoid overwatering
- Keep vegetation away from your home’s foundation
- Clear away leaves, litter, and debris
Mosquitoes are most active during the early morning and late evening.
Isolate yourself from mosquitoes during their most active time of day by avoiding outdoor activity during dusk and dawn.
If you must be outside during these hours, set up large outdoor fans to help blow mosquitoes away, if possible.
Apply a DEET-based insect repellent according to the directions on the label and remember to re-apply as directed. Long-sleeved shirts and pants also help protect your skin.
What is mosquito control?
Mosquito control refers to the various strategies and measures implemented to manage and mitigate mosquito populations. These efforts aim to reduce the abundance of mosquitoes, control the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, and help create a more comfortable environment for people, especially in highly localized or personal spaces. Mosquito control methods can include both preventive measures and targeted interventions.
Why is mosquito control important?
Mosquito control is crucial for several reasons. First and foremost, mosquitoes are vectors for numerous diseases, including West Nile virus, Zika virus, and malaria. By reducing mosquito populations, we can help reduce the risk of these diseases spreading. Additionally, mosquitoes are a nuisance, causing discomfort with their bites and disrupting outdoor activities. Effective mosquito control enhances the overall quality of life in affected/treated areas.
How can I reduce mosquito breeding around my home?
Reducing mosquito breeding around your home involves eliminating standing water, as mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water. Regularly emptying containers that collect water, such as flowerpots, birdbaths, and clogged gutters, can prevent mosquito breeding. Additionally, consider using mosquito dunks or larvicides in areas where water cannot be easily removed. Proper landscaping practices and maintaining a well-kept yard can also discourage mosquito breeding.
How much does mosquito control cost?
The cost of mosquito control services can vary depending on factors such as the size of the treated area, the severity of the mosquito problem, and the chosen control methods. Generally, professional mosquito control services may range from a one-time treatment to seasonal packages. HomeTeam Pest Defense offers customized solutions, so we recommend reaching out via phone or requesting a quote online so we can provide a personalized plan and price point based on your specific needs.
How to control mosquitoes in the yard?
Controlling mosquitoes in your yard involves a combination of preventive measures and targeted treatments. Some effective methods include:
- Removing Standing Water: Eliminate containers that collect water.
- Using Mosquito Repellents: Apply insect repellents containing DEET to exposed skin and clothing.
- Installing Screens: Keep doors and windows screened to prevent mosquitoes from entering.
- Planting Mosquito-Resistant Foliage: Plant mosquito-repelling plants in your garden.
- Getting Professional Treatments: Consider professional mosquito control services for comprehensive and long-lasting results.
Can pest control get rid of mosquitoes?
Pest control services, like those provided by HomeTeam, do not cover mosquito control in yards, but we can provide mosquito control services in addition to pest control. Speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff to discuss custom packages to meet your specific pest and mosquito control needs.
What are some natural ways to repel mosquitoes?
Several natural methods can help repel mosquitoes:
- Citronella: Use citronella candles or oils in outdoor areas.
- Essential Oils: Apply essential oils like citronella, eucalyptus, and lavender to the skin or use them in diffusers.
- Mosquito-Repellent Plants: Plant mosquito-repelling plants, such as citronella, basil, and mint, in your garden.
- Remove Attractants: Avoid using scented lotions and shampoos that may attract mosquitoes.
While these methods can provide some relief, they may not be as effective as professional mosquito control for long-term results.
Can mosquitoes breed in small amounts of water?
Yes, mosquitoes can breed in even small amounts of stagnant water. Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, and it takes only a small container, like a bottle cap or a clogged gutter, to provide a suitable breeding ground. Regularly inspect and eliminate any sources of standing water around your home to reduce mosquito breeding opportunities.
How can I schedule a mosquito control service with Pest Control Services?
Scheduling a mosquito control service with HomeTeam Pest Defense is a straightforward process. Call us with any questions you may have so we can make a more accurate assessment of your possible needs. Our local pest experts will guide you through the scheduling process, discuss your specific needs, and provide information on available service packages.
You can also request a quote using our easy online form, and one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be in contact with you shortly afterward. Lastly, click here to see if we service your area. Taking this proactive step will help you take back your yard and protect your home and loved ones from the associated risks.
Take the Sting out of Your Yard
Don’t let mosquitoes run your yard. Call HomeTeam Pest Defense and ask about our Mosquito Control
Service in your local market.
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