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 in Phoenix and the surrounding area.
Green Home Mosquito Control Procedure
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.
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 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
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
Trash or recycling cans with no or ill-fitting lids
Buckets or cans
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
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:
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.
Wherever we locate standing water, whether in a birdbath or just a small item such as a water bottle cap, we'll eliminate it.
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions About Mosquitoes
What do mosquitoes look like?
Mosquitoes are dangerous insects that live across the United States and the rest of the world and are a particular problem in tropical and developing countries. They thrive in areas like Phoenix that provide warm temperatures (above 80 degrees) and lots of standing water that collects in either in man-made or natural containers. Mosquitoes are vectors of numerous dangerous and debilitating diseases, making them a significant threat to both people and animals.
Physical features of a mosquito include:
- Six skinny legs that dangle down when in flight
- An oval-shaped body
- A single pair of scale-covered wings
- Proboscis – an elongated feeding mouthpart
- Brown or black with or without white markings
Are mosquitoes dangerous?
Mosquitoes are problematic because females require blood meals to complete the reproductive cycle. They feed on human or animal blood by delivering painful, itchy bites using a specialized mouthpart called a proboscis. Excessive itching at the bite sites can lead to secondary infections that require medical attention.
As they feed, mosquitoes transmit various diseases through their saliva, including West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, and St. Louis encephalitis. In other parts of the world, they spread deadly malaria and yellow fever. These blood-feeding pests also transmit parasitic heartworms to our dogs and cats, which is a fatal condition if not treated by a veterinarian.
Why do I have a mosquito problem?
Mosquitoes are problematic on any property there is water, whether it's a large human-made pond or a leaking pipe behind a wall. The more sources of standing water (breeding sites), the more likely mosquitoes will be present.
Mosquitoes also like to take advantage of properties offering them vegetation, trees, and structures (decks, porches) to hide under during the extreme heat of the day. Almost any outdoor space or yard may become home to mosquitoes!
Where will I find mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes are mainly outdoor pests, living and swarming around standing water. Some of their favorite breeding sites include:
- Ponds and lakes
- Overwatered gardens
- Low lying areas in driveways and yards
- Containers, such as flower pots, wheelbarrows, buckets, wading pools, trash cans, recycling bins
- Clogged gutters
How do I get rid of mosquitoes?
Being one of the most dangerous insects worldwide means keeping these pests out of your Phoenix yard is very important. At Green Home Pest Control, we want to help you meet the goal of controlling mosquitoes on your property through our mosquito control services. Our solutions eliminate problems with both adults and developing eggs and larvae, offering a comprehensive solution.
We are committed to protecting your family from biting mosquitoes and allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space to its fullest. Reach out to Green Home Pest Control today to learn more about protecting your commercial or residential property from disease-spreading mosquitoes.
How can I prevent mosquitoes in the future?
Use the following prevention tips to avoid problems with mosquitoes:
- Always keep secure screens in doors and windows to keep mosquitoes from flying into your home.
- Mosquitoes are weak fliers; utilize outdoor fans on decks and porches to keep mosquitoes at bay.
- Eliminate any standing water from your yard. Store containers that collect water upside down, repair leaky pipes, and ensure adequate irrigation.
- Remove debris from your yard that could allow water to collect.
- Keep vegetation and grass on your property well maintained. Mosquitoes rest in areas of dense vegetation.
- Maintain pools and ornamental ponds; keep the water circulating and treat the water.