The BUZZ on Mosquito Born Diseases
Mosquitoes can become such a problem that they actually keep you from enjoying your yard during some of the nicest times of the year. Mosquitoes are no longer just an irritating pest, they pose a significant health threat due to diseases they can carry like West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, St. Louis Encephalitis and most recently Zika Virus which can be transmitted to your family and pets through a single bite. By many measures, mosquitoes are the most dangerous animals in the world. Conservative estimates hold mosquitoes responsible for hundreds of millions of malaria cases each year.
While mosquitoes tend to be most bothersome at twilight and in the early morning, conditions around the home can promote their activity all day long, dramatically limiting your enjoyment of your outdoor living space both night and day. It’s a serious issue, which is why you should give serious consideration to a customized mosquito control program for your home. Knock ‘Em Out Pest Control offers reliable mosquito protection and treatment with safe and effective methods that will keep your outdoor areas mosquito free.
Mosquito Treatments – We Start with a Thorough Mosquito Inspection
We use a combination of treatments to develop a customized program to help break the mosquito life cycle, reducing the risks of bites and making your home a safer place for you and your pets. First we conduct a thorough inspection, identifying any possible conditions conducive to mosquito breeding.
Most species of mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water, so reducing standing water is the first line of defense against the threat of mosquitoes. Some places to consider are children’s sandboxes, plastic toys, downspouts, plant saucers, bird feeders, rain barrels, pools, and even outdoor dog bowls. Other areas include tarps, gutters, and flat roofs. In fact if tarps are not stretched tightly over firewood, boats or sports equipment, they’re holding water, and they are a possible area for mosquitoes to breed.
Mosquito Control – Barrier Spraying
Barrier spraying is the process of treating a yard or area to control and eliminate mosquitoes. We only use environmentally safe products. We spray the foliage and wooded areas, where mosquitoes and ticks live, killing the pests on contact and protecting the area for weeks. This process is recommended for most yard types and can allow you to enjoy your yard again.