The Key To Successful Mosquito Control For Your Waltham Property
While winter in Massachusetts can be challenging, our spring, summer, and fall seasons are beautiful and a great time to be outside. Unfortunately, spring, summer, and fall are also the times when mosquitoes are most active. Nothing can ruin a fun outdoor event faster than mosquitoes. We’ve all been at a barbecue, wedding, or party that was swarming with mosquitoes. It would have been a great time, but all you can remember is the painful bites you brought home. Fortunately, we can help. We are Assurance Pest Solutions and experts on pest control in Waltham, including mosquito control and prevention.
Mosquitoes: Habits And Behaviors Of The Little Fly
Mosquitoes are small, flying insects known for their annoying bites and ability to transmit diseases. Female mosquitoes are the ones that bite, as they require blood meals for egg production. They are attracted to the carbon dioxide and body heat emitted by humans and animals. Mosquitoes are most active during dawn and dusk, seeking shelter in vegetation during the day.
Mosquitoes rely on standing water for breeding, laying their eggs in stagnant pools, ponds, or even small containers where water is present. Mosquitoes have specialized mouthparts to pierce the skin and extract blood. They also use their antennae to detect chemical cues, helping them locate hosts. Understanding these behaviors is crucial in developing effective mosquito control strategies and protecting ourselves from mosquito bites and potential diseases.
Mosquitoes Are The Deadliest Animals In The World
When you think of dangerous pests worldwide, you think of snakes, lions, tigers, and other vicious creatures. In reality, Mosquitoes are the deadliest animals in the world due to their ability to transmit numerous deadly diseases. According to the WHO, mosquito bites kill over a million people annually, primarily due to malaria. Additionally, mosquitoes are responsible for spreading diseases like dengue fever, Zika virus, yellow fever, and West Nile virus, causing significant health concerns around the U.S. and the rest of the world.
Simple Ways To Make Your Property Less Appealing To Mosquitoes
As annoying and potentially dangerous as mosquitoes can be, you want to do everything you can to keep them off your property. Because they can fly, it can be challenging to prevent mosquitoes completely, but there are some things you can do. Here are some mosquito prevention tips to make your property less appealing:
Eliminate areas of standing water.
Keep your yard cut short.
Trim vegetation and remove tall grass and weeds.
Install small fans to drive away mosquitoes.
Install window and door screens.
Keep outdoor eating areas clean.
Following these tips will help keep mosquitoes away from your yard.
The Most Effective Mosquito Control For Your Property
You can take steps on your own to prevent mosquitoes, but there is no substitute for professional mosquito control from Assurance Pest Solutions. Our mosquito control plan focuses on two key aspects—eliminating adult mosquitoes and preventing breeding.
We begin with an inspection to identify conducive conditions on the property that may attract mosquitoes, such as standing water in bird baths, tires, gutters, and flower pots. We treat these areas with organic, biological control mosquito dunks that are safe for various common water-holding areas. Then we use a backpack mist blower to apply a mosquito control treatment. The mist is applied to the overhang of trees and bushes and includes a residual product with immediate and lasting effects from three to four weeks.
To keep your home mosquito-free, we offer recurring services during mosquito season, returning every three to four weeks to re-treat your property and maintain a low mosquito population. We also provide one-time services for special events like outdoor parties or weddings to ensure a pleasant experience for guests. Whatever your mosquito control needs, we have you covered at Assurance Pest Solutions.