Mosquitoes and Mosquito Control
Mosquitoes are frequently in the news because they are both a nuisance and a health threat. It is important to reduce mosquito populations around your home and other living and recreational areas.
Mosquito Control is accomplished by performing the following:
- Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Sites
- Get Rid of Adult Mosquitoes
- Using Mosquito Repellents
Mosquitoes thrive in tropical weather, but are found throughout the USA. Many species (not all) rest during the day in dense vegetation such as tall grass, weeds, and shrubs.
Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Sites
Remove Standing Water
Mosquitoes can breed in any standing water, but they are particularly drawn to standing water with lots of organic debris. Nasty water is a common place to find mosquito larvae. During the summer months, you can verify a water source’s mosquito content by dipping a cup into the stagnant water. Look for mosquito larvae in the cup. The larvae are about the size of a fingernail and they squiggle around.
To eliminate mosquito breeding sites, begin with obvious areas and empty the water from them. These sites include old tires, buckets, wheel barrows, and clogged gutters. Flower pots and the saucers that they sit on are often over-looked so check these.
When looking for standing water remember that just a few ounces of water can produce a significant number of mosquitoes.
Removing standing water around your yard is a useful first step in reducing mosquito populations, but it does not solve the problem. Mosquitoes can easily breed next door in your neighbor’s yard, or further down the street. Adult mosquitoes are likely to invade your yard regardless of the breeding suitability of the area.
Automatic Mosquito Mister
Beebe’s Pest & Termite Control is a certified dealer for MistAway. MistAway is a mosquito misting system and is what many would call a luxury item for homeowners that like to spend time in their yard and outer property without the threat of bloodsucking mosquitoes ruining their good time. Mosquito misting systems consists of a tank or housing which keeps mosquito insecticide and a nozzle system designed to spray pesticides in a fine mist to kill mosquitoes and other insects outdoors.
Mosquito misting systems include spray nozzles which are mounted around the perimeter of a home in the lawn or landscaping, or on parts of the house or fence. The spray nozzles are connected by tubing to the insecticide tank or housing. They eliminate the need for the labor involved with regularly spraying around the home to prevent mosquitoes from flying around and infesting a property.
Hire A Professional Alabama Pest Control Company
Beebe’s Pest & Termite Control deal with mosquitoes everyday. While there are hundreds of websites and DIY-pages dedicated to helping you solve your mosquito problem on your own, it will still take a lot of trial-and-error to find the best solution.
To make matters worse, a DIY mosquito treatment probably won’t be able to fully eliminate the infestation, meaning that you’ll only have more headaches later on. On the other hand, a professional pest company will be able to fully and permanently treat the infestation. Most pest control companies do not require you to even be present at home during your treatment, meaning that you won’t have to take time out of your schedule to fix the mosquito problem.
Need To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes? Contact the Alabama Mosquito Experts at Beebe’s Pest & Termite Control.
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