If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give mosquito service much thought – until you start getting bitten by mosquitoes, that is. Then, suddenly, mosquito control becomes a top priority! So how does mosquito control service work? And how can it help reduce the mosquito population in your area?
The first step in any mosquito control program is inspection. A trained technician will come to your property and do a thorough inspection, looking for mosquito breeding sites. These can include anything from stagnant pools of water to puddles that have formed after a rainstorm. The technician will also look for areas where mosquitoes might be resting during the day, such as under bushes or in tall grass. Once the inspection is complete, the technician will have a good idea of where the mosquito population is concentrated and what needs to be done to reduce it.
One of the most effective mosquito control methods is mist application. This involves using a backpack mist blower to apply an insecticide directly into mosquito resting and breeding sites. The mist will kill mosquitoes on contact, as well as any mosquito larvae that are present. Mist application is usually done on a monthly basis, although more frequent treatments may be necessary during peak mosquito season.
Breeding Site Remediation
In addition to spraying for mosquitoes, it’s also important to eliminate their breeding sites. This can be done by removing stagnant water from your property, such as from swimming pools, bird baths or puddles. You can also mosquito-proof your property by making sure that there are no gaps or cracks in doors and windows where mosquitoes might be able to get inside.
What Type of Chemicals Are Used for Mosquito Control?
There are a variety of mosquito control chemicals that can be used, depending on the level of infestation and the particular needs of your property. Some of the most common mosquito control chemicals include:
• Pyrethrin – a natural insecticide made from chrysanthemum flowers
• Malathion – an insecticide that is effective against a wide range of pests, including mosquitoes
• Deltamethrin – a synthetic insecticide that is more potent than pyrethrin
• Lambda-cyhalothrin – a synthetic insecticide that is even more potent than deltamethrin
Mosquito control service can be an effective way to reduce the mosquito population on your property. By doing a thorough inspection, applying mosquito mist and eliminating breeding sites, you can help make your outdoor space mosquito-free. Beat the bite and call The Pest Force for mosquito control services today!