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MOSQUITO CONTROL SERVICE INCLUDES:
Each time our professional mosquito control technicians arrive at your home, you can expect the following:
- An inspection of your property to identify standing water and mosquito breeding and resting areas.
- Recommendations to reduce these areas, such as eliminating standing water or reducing foliage.
- We will treat standing water that cannot be eliminated with safe products to control the insects.
- We will then use a gas-powered mist blower to treat the landscaping up to 15 ft high, which is where mosquitoes like to rest during the day.
- Next, we will create a strong barrier with a residual product along the perimeter of your property, especially those near heavily wooded areas.
- Finally, we will apply granules to the lawn to maintain protection and make sure the entire yard is protected, allowing you to enjoy those warm summer nights.
- You should expect to see a large drop of the number of mosquitoes around your home. It will be normal for there to still be a few mosquitoes but there should be many less in number. If there are still too many mosquitoes to enjoy the outdoors, let us know and we will work to remedy the issue with our mosquito control service.
You should expect to see a large drop of the number of mosquitoes around your home. It will be normal for there to still be a few mosquitoes but there should be many less in number. If there are still too many mosquitoes to enjoy the outdoors, let us know and we will work to remedy the issue with our mosquito control service.
Fun Facts About Mosquitos
- Male mosquitos don’t bite. Female mosquitos are the ones that bite. That is because human blood helps them in reproduction. They get a protein from the human blood that helps in the development of the mosquito eggs. Some female mosquitos don’t drink human blood, just like the male mosquitos, and they live on plant nectar and natural sugars.
- Mosquitos can detect carbon dioxide from a distance of 75 feet. So, when a human exhales carbon dioxide, mosquitos sense it. And this is an indicating signal for them. In this way, they understand that there is a blood source nearby on which they can feed.
- There are 3500+ different species of mosquitos present on the earth.
- Mosquitos have a very short lifespan. The average lifespan of mosquitos is lesser than two months.
- They are cold-blooded creatures, and they can adjust their body temperatures according to their present location. Temperate region mosquitos tend to hibernate a lot. They are mainly visible during the summers, and they hibernate during the colder times of the year.
- The first ten days of a mosquito’s life span are spent in water. When the mosquito eggs hatch and form larvae, these are known as wigglers. They use surface oxygen for breathing. Stagnant water contains organic matter. The wigglers usually feed on this. These wigglers then proceed to develop into pupae. The pupae usually stay encased inside a cocoon. Then they turn into adult mosquitos who are ready to fly. This entire process occurs within a span of ten days, and then the mosquitos fly out of the water.
- Female mosquitos usually lay eggs during the night. The mosquito eggs get deposited on the surface of the stagnant water in the form of clusters, known as rafts. A female mosquito can lay almost 300 eggs in one go. Female mosquitos can lay eggs about three times before dying.
- Mosquitos don’t have good eyesight.
- Your body heat might attract mosquitos and make you prone to getting mosquito bites.
- The itchy red bumps that you get after mosquito bites are caused by their saliva. The mosquito saliva is responsible for causing a slight allergic reaction in your body, leading to these bumps.
- Some of the deadliest mosquito bite diseases are – Influenza, Cholera, West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, Dengue Fever.
- The maximum blood-drinking capacity of the mosquitos is almost three times their body weight.
Importance of Mosquito Control in Madison AL
Firstly, there is an annoyance factor. Mosquitos are very annoying, and they disrupt your outdoor activities. Mosquitos are also known for transmitting certain diseases. This creature can only transmit the particular disease when it gets infected itself. So, when it bites a person infected with the disease, it gets infected as well. Then when it bites another healthy person, it transmits the pathogens. They can spread viruses like Zika, Dengue, West Nile, and even certain parasites such as malaria. So, mosquito control is significant for your well-being. Since your health is directly related to it, you should not take it casually. These diseases are very dangerous and, sometimes, can be fatal as well. So, always try to prevent mosquito infestations. But if you see any signs of mosquito infestation, immediately get professional help without any further delay.
Signs of a Mosquito Infestation
It is not always possible to notice mosquitos as they are really tiny creatures. But some signs can indicate a possible mosquito infestation. They are:
- Mosquitos fly around using their wings. So, many mosquitos will be flying around in your house or the yard if there is a mosquito infestation. You will usually notice them in the evening. This will create a very distinct and high-pitched buzzing noise. So, if you can hear this noise every day, then there is definitely a mosquito infestation.
- Do you scratch yourself constantly during the night? Sometimes, people fail to realize when mosquitos bite them. But these mosquito bites lead to inflammation. Swelling, and also itching. If you notice red itchy bumps and feel an itchy sensation frequently, it is probably due to a mosquito infestation.
- If stagnant water is present somewhere in your property or around your property, make sure to go check it out. These are the ideal places for the mosquitos to lay their eggs. If you notice mosquito larvae in the stagnant water, then there is a mosquito infestation for sure.
Mosquito Prevention Tips
There are certain things that you can do to prevent your property from a mosquito infestation. They are:
- The most important thing that you need to do is look around your property. If you find any stagnant water, get rid of it. The entire process of laying eggs and becoming able to fly takes almost ten days. So, keep checking frequently and eliminate the stagnant water if you notice it.
- Walk around your property and try to spot areas with a flawed drainage system. If you find any, get it fixed as soon as possible.
- Accumulation of debris must be avoided at all costs. Water isn’t the only place where mosquitos lay eggs; they also lay eggs in damp areas. So, you need to get rid of the decaying logs, leaf piles, or any debris present in your yard.
- Some plants naturally repel mosquitos, like lavender and marigold. You need to plant more of these plants in your garden.
It is always better to get professional help in these matters, as these directly impact your health. So, if you are suspecting a mosquito infestation, you can call Thrive Pest Control. If you are not sure of the type of pest you have, you can book a home inspection, and our experts will identify the problem for you. We have been doing mosquito control in Madison for a long time now, and we have innumerable happy customers who can vouch for our effective pest management services!