Why Your Neighbors Are Turning To Mosquito Control
April 18, 2017 Mosquitoes
Many of your friends and neighbors have decided to implement a mosquito control plan for their properties, and with good reason. Not only does this year promise to be a banner year for mosquito populations across the country because of the unusually mild winter, but with the increased populations also come an increased risk of mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile virus, Zika, chikungunya, malaria, dengue, several types of encephalitis, and many more. Reducing this risk to your family and your friends by controlling mosquito populations on your property just makes sense.
While there is no way to wipe out every mosquito around your home, mosquito abatement can drastically reduce their numbers. This is because mosquitoes are generally poor flyers and do not wander very far from home. While it is true that there are some species here in the U.S. that can travel anywhere from 1-3 miles, most species that breed in and around homes, like the Asian tiger mosquito, generally only travel up to 300 feet from their breeding site. By hiring a professional pest control specialist to inspect your property and identify and treat breeding and resting sites, you can eliminate the majority of these dangerous pests in your yard.
If you live in our Florida service area, be sure to do your part to control mosquito populations by contacting the mosquito control experts here at Nozzle Nolen. We will schedule your inspection for a time that is most convenient for you. When we arrive, we will identify all the areas in your yard that are attracting mosquitoes and help you to address them. Next, we will identify and treat the breeding areas to control egg development; breeding areas can include any areas of standing water such as plant pots, clogged gutters, dips in the ground, old tires, etc. We will also discuss with you how to effectively eliminate any of those conditions that you can. Finally, we will treat any day-time resting areas by utilizing a special mosquito fogger and applying a residual product to shrubs, bushes, overhangs, and other high-priority areas. Not only will this eliminate adult mosquitoes that are present during treatment, but it will also control any future mosquitoes that come in contact with our residual material.
Spraying your arms, head, and legs with insect repellent is not enough when it comes to mosquito-borne illness. The dangers of mosquitoes require a proactive, progressive approach. Whether you are looking for a one-time application before a specific event, or if you are looking for seasonal protection, Nozzle Nolen has the mosquito control service that is right for you. Contact us today to see how we can help you protect those you love from mosquitoes and the illnesses they transmit.