Award-Winning Mosquito Treatment Programs!
Defend your property from mosquitoes this season with our integrated Mosquito Treatment Plan!
Mosquitoes are annoying and sometimes dangerous pests! Mosquitoes deliver itchy and painful bites, often ruining outdoor activities and backyard events. Mosquitoes are also known vectors and carriers of very serious and potentially deadly diseases.
A quality Mosquito Treatment can help prevent the spread of serious disease.
Bite Back This Mosquito Season!
(May-September) Every Three Weeks
- Site evaluations to determine, pest population levels, breeding sites, day-time hide spots, etc.
- Low-Risk Products and Materials
- Mosquito Yard Spraying of active, high-risk areas, approx. every three weeks (May-September)
- Advanced Category License allows us to perform mosquito larva treatment to approved areas of standing water.
*Same-Day Tick & Mosquito Spraying available for Outdoor Events, Parties, Weddings Etc.
*INCLUDES TREATMENT OF STANDING WATER WHERE APPLICABLE
Mosquito Treatment Methods
(Every Three Weeks May-September)
These methods can significantly reduce local-breeding mosquito populations depending on the species and biology of that species. These may also reduce risks of potential disease and annoyance spread by such vectors. These control measures include:
Source Identification – The elimination of breeding sites: dumping water-filled containers; removing trash, tires, or other containers which can hold water; draining or filling surface puddles; and cleaning out gutters. Bird baths should be emptied, brushed out, rinsed and
refilled at least once weekly.
Larviciding / IGR’S – Applying material which kills larvae or pupae in their water habitats. Materials used may be: Bacterial products (like B.t.i.) or Insect Growth Regulators (IGR’S) to control mosquito reproduction. When applied correctly, these products are safe for non-target and other aquatic species.
Adult Mosquito Treatment – Treatment Involves materials applied to daytime resting areas. Residual Adulticide Applied to Vegetation, Rock Walls, Shaded Areas, etc. – can kill mosquitoes which rest on these surfaces before and after feeding.
*Please Note – The biology of mosquitoes may prevent complete eradication. The program will certainly reduce populations, but a 100% mosquito-free environment is not generally possible. Strong winds may blow mosquitoes in from untreated areas.
Mosquito Reproductive Cycles
Mosquito Eggs are laid in or near water. Not all mosquitoes lay eggs on stagnant water. Asian Tiger Mosquitoes and their relatives (Aedes or Ochlerotatus spp.) lay single eggs either in or on moist organic matter (like old
leaves) or mud at or near the normal surface of some water body or standing water.
House Mosquitoes and their relatives (Culex spp.) lay their eggs stuck together in “rafts” on the surface of standing water.
Malaria Mosquitoes and their relatives (Anopheles spp.) lay single eggs directly on the surface of standing water.
Larvae of nearly all mosquito species feed on tiny bits of organic matter they strain out of the water, using
brushes on their mouths. They usually move by jerking their body, end-for-end, in a sideways whipping
motion. Nearly all species must come to the water surface fairly often, where they breathe atmospheric air
through a special tube (siphon) or plate at their back end.
Pupae are a non-feeding, but active stage that must stay in the water to live. They also must breathe air
at the water’s surface through special tubes (trumpets) on their backs.
Adult Mosquitoes emerge from pupae in the water. If water is not calm enough, they may not emerge normally;
and may get stuck or drown. They have to sit on top of the water until their body and wings dry and harden.
They fly to nearby plants and feed on nectar or juices, getting energy from the sugars in those.
Male Mosquitoes need about 24 hours after they emerge before they can mate. After mating, females find vertebrate hosts and take
a blood meal which provides protein for their eggs. Each full blood meal usually provides enough protein and energy for the female to produce about 100 eggs.
Mosquito Treatments are based on the biology and seasonal reproduction habits of the Mosquito species in question.