Mosquitoes are back!

Feb 18, 2016 | mosquito control

As we get ready for the upcoming rain and humid days and with mosquitoes being a hot topic in our area, learning all you can for mosquito prevention goes a long way.

There are some steps you can take to help discourage the mosquito population around your home.

  • Change water in pet bowls at least once a day
  • Change water in bird baths and wading pools at least once a week
  • After a rain, check for holes or low areas in your yard that are not draining well. If these areas still have water after a few days, regrade by filling or leveling these areas out
  • Look for and repair outside leaky faucets
  • Check trash or weeds in drains or ditches to keep water from collecting in these areas
  • Check and clear your gutters for debris or standing water
  • Keep plant saucers clear of accumulated standing water

Prevention and ongoing perimeter checks are key to reducing mosquito population around your home. You have other options for mosquito control as well that we can provide.

Try as-needed mosquito yard sprays:

  • The technician will spray the entire yard, plus all bushes, trees and landscape areas.
  • The technician will also let you know of all potential breeding areas, such as low-lying areas or objects in the yard that collect stagnant water to avoid future issues.

Mistaway Mosquito Misting Systems:

  • Our precision-engineered mosquito misting nozzles are installed about every 10-15 feet around the perimeter of your property; on fence lines, trees and risers positioned in the landscaping for a mosquito-free yard.
  • Your system can also help control other unwanted insects, like spiders, flies and gnats.
  • The misting unit’s electronic controller is programmed to automatically initiate a 30 – 60 second mist around dawn and again at dusk, when the mosquitoes are most active and other beneficial insects – like bees and butterflies – are not.

Whichever options you choose, as needed or permanent year round, mosquito control has come a long way with providing safer, environmentally friendly options for protecting your family and pets from mosquito infestations.

 

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