All About Mosquito Control
Spending time outdoors can quickly become a nightmare if mosquitoes pester you. Not only are mosquitoes annoying, but they can bite and leave an irritating itch. Mosquitoes are also the primary vectors for major human diseases such as yellow fever, West Nile, Zika, malaria, and dengue fever. We're not sharing this information to scare you but rather to educate you on the importance of mosquito control. Keep reading to see what you can do around your lawn and home to reduce the mosquito population. We'll also explain why having The Nice Guys' professional assistance is important.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mosquitoes are common flying insects that live in most parts of the world. There are more than 3500 types of mosquitoes found worldwide. Not all mosquitoes bite, and not all spread diseases.
Can live indoors and outdoors (we only treat outside).
Can bite any time of day.
Adults live about 2-4 weeks. Females live longer than males.
Treatment & Control
Our Mosquito Control treatments include larvicides and adulticides to address young and adult mosquitoes.
Larvicides control mosquitoes by killing them at the larval stage before they grow into adults. The benefit of Turf Masters' larvicides is that they won't kill beneficial predatory insects and are non-harmful to humans and pets.
Adulticides are applied as ultra-low volume (ULV) sprays. ULV sprayers dispense very fine aerosol droplets that stay aloft and kill flying mosquitoes on contact. They also pose no risk to humans or animals.
By applying both larvicides and adulticides, we interrupt the mosquito's life cycle and reduce the population. Before each treatment, our Route Manager (technician) will inspect areas needing attention, noting areas to avoid, such as vegetable gardens. We also treat plants and tree foliage up to twelve feet.
Reducing mosquito-breeding sites is the most effective way homeowners can control mosquitoes. Take back your summer nights and family get-togethers! Below are some of the best ways you can manage the mosquito population in your area, in addition to professional mosquito control.
Reduce the number of breeding sites. Mosquitoes breed in water, so any area of standing water can be a breeding ground for these pests. Common areas to find standing water include buckets, pools, pool covers, tires, and birdbaths. Some experts say it only takes ¼ inch of water to become a desirable breeding habitat for mosquitoes, so we recommend eliminating standing water where possible.
Proper mowing height. Improperly mowed or unmowed lawns offer mosquitoes a perfect place to mingle and breed. Although most homeowners like to maintain a nice yard for aesthetic purposes, you should also do so for mosquito control.
Cut back thick vegetation to discourage mosquitoes from nesting.
Professional Mosquito Control is essential because it helps break the life cycle and reduces the population. We're confident that our applications will reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard. We'll even return between visits to retreat at no additional costs.
Plant flowers that repel insects. Some plants, including lemongrass, lemon balm, citronella, and lavender, produce fragrances that repel mosquitoes. We recommend planting these plants in containers or on your lawn to help keep the mosquitoes away.
Trust the Professionals
As you can see, there's a lot you can do on your own to reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard. But if you want to enjoy your landscape without the annoyance of pesky mosquitoes, trust Turf Masters for your professional Mosquito Control Service. Mosquitoes will be one thing checked off your "honey-do list." Contact us today to learn more and get control of mosquitoes in your yard.