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Get Rid Of Mosquitoes On Your Phoenix Property

At best, mosquitoes are annoying; at worst, their bites can be life-threatening. That's why mosquito control for your Phoenix home is so important. At Green Home Pest Control, we offer professional mosquito control services that are safe and highly effective in getting rid of these terrible biting insects.

A mosquito is a type of fly. While many other fly species resemble mosquitoes or even giant mosquitoes, there's only one kind of mosquito in Arizona. Unlike some beneficial insects, mosquitoes are only good as food for other animals.

In addition to the red, itchy bumps that may last for days after a bite, mosquitoes can also transmit viruses to humans and pets that they pick up from other animals' blood. Mosquitoes can spread malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, Zika virus, West Nile virus, and others. If mosquitoes plague your yard, don't wait to contact us for a free quote on our expert mosquito control service.

Green Home Mosquito Control Procedure

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Mosquito Inspections

Our technicians will visually inspect your property looking for any potential harborage areas for mosquitoes in all their stages of life. We will go over our findings with you and give recommendations on how best to prevent mosquito problems in the future.

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Mosquito Control Treatments

During treatment, we will eliminate any accessible standing water sources like birdbaths, buckets, etc. We'll also use the traditional spray method on areas such as harborage areas with a focus on leaves, foliage, and shaded areas to ensure that we treat all areas with active mosquito activity. We will also treat all areas of standing water that cannot be treated with larvicide.

in2care mosquito trap

In2Care Mosquito Traps

Green Home Pest Control now also offers the In2Care Mosquito Trap System which attracts and kills both adult and larval Aedes mosquitoes with green ingredients. These innovative traps attract female mosquitoes, which land on a biological agent containing a growth regulator that kills the larvae in the trap. It also has a fungus that kills adults. The females carry these agents out to other areas of standing water, killing any larvae there.

How To Reduce Mosquito Populations

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The combination of our professional mosquito control service and your efforts to keep mosquitoes away from your yard is the best approach to reduce mosquito populations. These mosquito control and prevention tips will help:

Get Rid Of Breeding Sites

Mosquitoes need very little standing water to breed, so you'll need to inspect your property closely. In addition to the more obvious spots like birdbaths or ponds that hold stagnant water, look for anything that can capture water like:

  • Trays under flower pots or planters
  • Outdoor toys
  • Trash or recycling cans with no or ill-fitting lids
  • Buckets or cans
  • Discarded tires
  • Wading pools
  • Clogged gutters
  • Gardening equipment, such as wheelbarrows

If you have a swimming pool, make sure to keep the water properly chlorinated and circulating.

Keep Landscaping Neat

The fewer places where mosquitoes can hide, the better. Keep your property free of piles of dead foliage and clip tall weeds and grasses. If your landscape includes any thick underbrush, avoid it during the sunrise and sunset hours when mosquitoes can be most active.

Check Entry Points

There's nothing more annoying than swatting at mosquitoes that have gotten into your house! To keep them from getting inside, closely inspect screens on doors and windows, and repair even the smallest holes. Also, add weatherstripping to seal entry points. Prevent mosquitoes from breeding indoors by ensuring that any water in vases or under plant pots gets emptied regularly.

How Green Home Pest Control Can Help Get Rid Of Mosquitoes

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As with all of our pest control services, our goal is to keep mosquitoes under control at your home or business while still being kind to the environment. To do that, we've developed botanical and organically derived solutions that are just as effective in getting rid of mosquitoes as they are safe for our planet.

Our four-step mosquito control service kills the mosquitoes that you have now while also helping to prevent new mosquito infestations.

Here's how we treat your mosquito problem at every stage of the insect's life:

Inspection

We closely inspect your property for any places that may harbor mosquitoes at both their adult and larval stages. We'll review our findings with you and recommend measures that can support long-lasting mosquito control.

Habitat Removal

Wherever we locate standing water, whether in a birdbath or just a small item such as a water bottle cap, we'll eliminate it.

Adult Control

Our mosquito control includes a misting treatment to areas of foliage where adult mosquitoes rest. One of the most important steps in misting these areas is to spray the undersides of all leaves and foliage. This step is one that many mosquito control services omit, but it makes all the difference. We'll also treat under patios and decks, in shaded grassy areas, beneath overhangs, and more.

Larvicide Control

If there are areas where water collection or stagnant water can't be eliminated, we treat them with larvicides to prevent immature mosquitoes from maturing into adults.

In2Care Mosquito Traps

Part of the difficulty with treating mosquitoes comes from their sheer numbers and the number of potential breeding sites they can use to keep multiplying. In2Care addresses both of these problems simultaneously, turning the mosquitoes’ natural behavior against themselves and severely reducing mosquito populations in the process. 


To learn more about our mosquito control services or to schedule an appointment, contact Green Home Pest Control today. One of our highly trained, professional technicians will visit your home and get you started on your way to a home free from the annoyances of mosquitoes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do to get rid of mosquitoes?

By far, the most effective way to keep the mosquito population from exploding in your yard is to eliminate every source of standing water. That means making sure even a little bit of water isn't allowed to collect in items on your property. Frequently empty and replace the water in fountains or birdbaths, keep rain gutters cleared out, and check your irrigation system for drips or leaks that let small amounts of water collect beneath them.

How can I keep mosquitoes from biting me?

To reduce your chances of being bitten, try not to be outdoors when mosquitoes are most active, usually around dawn and dusk. If you must be outside during these hours, wearing light, loose-fitting clothes can help and use some type of repellent. DEET is one of the most effective mosquito repellents, but you shouldn't use it on very young children. There are also repellents made especially for clothing, shoes, and camping gear, which are not for use on the skin.

A good course of action is to use safe, natural repellents, such as:

  • Tea tree oil, applied directly to the skin.
  • A blend of eucalyptus and lemon oils.
  • Lavender, added to skin cream.

You can also limit mosquito bites by having professional mosquito control services. At Green Home Pest Control, we offer you world-class mosquito control solutions that are safe and effective.

Do bug zappers kill mosquitoes?

Understandably, everyone wants a quick, easy solution to mosquito problems. Bug zappers are promoted as effective on mosquitoes, but they're not. Unlike many other insects, mosquitoes gravitate to the carbon dioxide we exhale rather than light.

The most effective and long-lasting solution is mosquito control from a professional pest control company. A considerable problem with bug zappers is that they're indiscriminate; they kill beneficial insects as well as those you don't want. They may also make your home more attractive to insects, which are drawn by the light.

What areas of Arizona does Green Home Pest Control serve?

We service the entire Phoenix area, including these cities:

  • Phoenix
  • Scottsdale
  • Tempe
  • Chandler
  • Mesa
  • Gilbert
  • Glendale
  • Surprise
  • Peoria

If you don't see your city on this list, please give us a call, and we'll let you know if we serve your neighborhood. Green Home Pest Control will be glad to provide you with a free quote online or over the phone.

Are there any plants that repel mosquitoes?

Choosing plants known to repel mosquitoes is a great, natural way to reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard.

  • Citronella: Citronella candles are a popular purchase for those who want to repel mosquitoes, but the citronella plant, a perennial grass, is helpful as well. It has an aroma that masks other scents that attract mosquitoes.
  • Marigolds: These plants contain pyrethrum, which is used in commercial insect repellent formulations. It's an easy-care annual that brightens up any landscape.
  • Citrosa: A hybrid of Chinese Citronella grass and African geraniums, Citrosa plants produce citronella oil.
  • Eucalyptus: These giants can grow to 30 feet and contain natural oils that repel many insects, including mosquitoes.
  • Ageratum: The repelling ingredient in ageratum is coumarin, which has an odor that mosquitoes will avoid.
  • Wormwood: This perennial has a natural insecticide that can repel mosquitoes.
  • Catnip: Studies have shown that catnip may be even more effective than DEET.
 

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