Do mosquitoes pose a health threat?
While the United States is largely free of the severe diseases that can be spread by mosquitoes, cases of these diseases increase every year. So even though the mosquito population in the US does not pose a serious health threat yet, it may do so in the future.
What are the dangerous diseases that can be spread in the US?
Mosquitoes can spread many diseases, but the most dangerous ones that they can spread in the US are the West Nile virus, malaria, and Dengue Fever. Luckily, the odds of these diseases resurfacing in the US are low, but not zero, because the mosquitoes that can carry them do have considerable populations in the country.
How are mosquitoes controlled?
Mosquitoes are controlled by addressing the cause of the infestation – the spawning pools. Female mosquitoes can lay up to 100 eggs, and they will lay them in standing water. These waters are full of organic detritus, which the mosquito larvae eat. To remove an infestation, the bodies of standing water in the area have to be removed or treated.
How often does a property need mosquito control?
The frequency of mosquito treatments will depend on a variety of factors, including the weather, humidity and temperatures of the area in which the infestation has taken place. In general however, if the root causes of the infestation are treated, and you keep your property free of standing water, re-infestation is infrequent.
How can you lower the risks of a mosquito infestation?
The main thing that you can do to lower the odds of a mosquito infestation taking place near you is to clear all standing water from your property. When working with a pro, he will do this for you, and after that, you can pay attention to any objects that may gather water after a rainfall and remove them from the backyard.
How can I find the best pest control pro?
Before working with a pest control pro, it’s best to call multiple companies and get an idea of what the services cover and how much they cost. By shopping around, you will be able to find the highest quality services for your budget. We also provide mosquito control services, and if you would like to know more about our prices and methodology, contact us today.