What Is The Purpose Of Mosquitoes In Scottsdale?
For Scottsdale residents who have suffered the discomfort that comes with mosquito bites, it might seem like there is no point to these pests. There are, however, benefits that come along with them, pesky as they are. The male mosquito is actually known to pollinate plants while he zips around eating nectar. Most importantly, mosquitoes serve as a source of food for many animals in the ecosystem. Members of nature like reptiles, fish, birds, bats, other insects, and amphibians all rely on mosquitoes for a meal. If these animals are not able to access the food that they require, the process of overbrowsing, where animals eat more vegetation than usual, can develop, which can have serious negative ramifications on the environment.
Despite having a beneficial effect on the food chain, most Scottsdale residents don’t want mosquitoes on their property, which is why at Green Home Pest Control, we have devised mosquito control programs that use botanically derived products. We provide control for both larvae and adults by treating the areas underneath decks, in standing water, and around a property. We also install In2Care mosquito traps to cut down on mosquito activity without interruption. For more information on these services, contact us today.
A Brief History Of Scottsdale Mosquito Control
Residents of Scottsdale are no strangers to the dangers and nuisance that mosquitoes have posed over time. Here are a few ways that these pests have been dealt with in the area:
- 1957: The product DEET is discovered and it is able to provide people with protection from mosquitoes.
- 1980s: Picaridin is found as a preferable alternative to DEET because it’s less detectable in scent and feel.
- 2003: The first case of West Nile virus was reported in the state of Arizona and is now considered endemic.
- 2019: The University of Arizona determined in a study that an effective way to deal with mosquitoes is to focus on preventive measures.
- 2022: Safe solutions exist to protect locals from the risks that mosquitoes pose to their health.
Mosquito problems are an inevitable part of life in Scottsdale, which is why at Green Home Pest Control, we have created a comprehensive program to address issues like these. We employ detailed property inspections, control for both adult mosquitoes and larvae, and the installation of the In2Care system in order to provide ongoing relief from mosquitoes. All of our mosquito services come with our satisfaction guarantee, so should these pests arise after treatments, we will re-service a property until the issue is fixed. To learn more about our mosquito control offerings, contact us today.
The Diseases Mosquitoes Can Transmit In Scottsdale
Each year, mosquitoes across the globe are responsible for approximately one million deaths due to the pathogens that they transmit when they bite humans. This makes them the deadliest animal in the world. In Scottsdale, they are capable of similar harm. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, the most commonly occurring mosquito-borne disease is the West Nile virus. This illness has even become endemic to the area due to the frequency at which it occurs. Some of the symptoms of West Nile virus include fever, rash, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, joint pain, and headaches. Conversely, individuals may be infected with this virus and never even know it. Mosquitoes in the area may also be carriers of the pathogens that lead to St. Louis encephalitis, dengue, Zika virus, and chikungunya.
In order to prevent these illnesses, the safest measure to take is hiring Green Home Pest Control. We prioritize the safety of our customers and the environment when treating a property, which is why we use organic plant-based treatments. And with our pest-free guarantee, property owners won’t need to be concerned about the recurring threat of mosquitoes and the diseases that they can transmit. For more information on mosquito prevention, contact Green Home Pest Control today.
Natural Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Scottsdale Yard
Between the months of March and October, mosquitoes zip around your Scottsdale yard searching for a place to take up shelter and for the human blood that the female requires. During this time, mosquitoes can be a real annoyance and make spending time outside unbearable. In order to naturally keep mosquitoes off of your yard, try these tips:
- Keep gutters clear and free from yard debris.
- Remove piles of leaves, lawn and hedge trimmings, and tree branches.
- Mow the lawn regularly.
- Opt for plants like lavender, citronella, rosemary, thyme, and cucumber.
- Avoid letting water pool up in kids' toys, inflatable pools, outdoor gear, and flower pots.
- Trim back hedges and trees to reduce shady areas.
- Turn over the water in birdbaths routinely.
- Enlist the help of a professional.
At Green Home Pest Control, we specialize in providing homeowners with natural solutions to pesky mosquitoes. We begin by inspecting every component of your yard to determine where and why mosquitoes are an issue. Once we have gathered our findings, we’ll treat your property with organic, botanically-derived products that are safe for people, pets, and the environment. Mosquitoes will cease to be a problem and no harm will be caused in the process. To learn more about mosquito prevention, contact us today.