What Everyone In Tempe Should Know About Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are mostly an annoyance, but did you know that they’re considered the most deadly creature in the world? They’ve earned this title for being responsible for over one million deaths per year.
Mosquitoes are vectors of numerous diseases such as the West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, and St. Louise encephalitis. These pests are highly problematic on properties containing standing water areas, whether in the form of a pool or even a bucket with a little bit of rainwater. These scenarios containing standing water are conducive breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
One thing to note about mosquitoes is that not all mosquitoes feed on blood. Only female mosquitoes require blood meals to complete their reproductive cycles; this also means that only female mosquitoes are the vectors of diseases. The good news is that though mosquitoes spread harmful diseases, they don’t spread human pathogens like HIV or AIDS, in case that was a concern. The way mosquitoes process the blood of infected individuals is the same as they would process the blood of uninfected individuals.
As a resident of Tempe, the more you know about mosquitoes, the better prepared you can be to eliminate them from your property and prevent them from returning. At Green Home Pest Control, we’ve been serving and protecting Tempe residents from mosquitoes for over 30 years. To learn more about our residential and commercial mosquito control services, give us a call, and one of our expert technicians will be happy to serve you.
How Dangerous Are Mosquitoes In Tempe?
Mosquitoes are very dangerous in Tempe. Not only is the weather in the area one of the conducive conditions they thrive in, but the water source we provide for mosquitoes unknowingly makes our properties the ideal location for them to breed and spread disease.
Mosquitoes feed on both human and animal blood but prefer human blood. Once bitten, they leave itchy red bites with their mouthpart, the proboscis. Their bites lead to secondary infections if scratched excessively and infectious diseases like malaria and yellow fever. They can transmit diseases to your pets as well such as parasitic heartworms and to dogs and cats, which can be fatal if left untreated.
Five Simple Mosquito Prevention Tips For Tempe Property Owners
When it comes to mosquito prevention, you’ll want to do your very best to safeguard your property against these blood-feeding pests. Here are five ways to prevent mosquitoes from taking over your Tempe property:
- Remove debris from your yard that could allow water to collect.
- Keep vegetation and grass on your property well-maintained and a safe distance away.
- Ensure screens are secure in doors and windows to keep mosquitoes from flying into your home.
- Utilize outdoor fans on decks and porches to keep mosquitoes at bay, as they’re weak fliers.
- Store containers that collect water upside down and repair leaky pipes.
These prevention tips may require a little elbow grease on your end, but it will all be worth it when you’re finally able to enjoy your outdoor space without being attacked by a swarm of mosquitoes. Not only will this restore your peace of mind, but it will also allow you to get back to doing the things you used to enjoy before mosquitoes took over.
While these prevention methods work, they’re only effective with professional Tempe mosquito control services. You must first remove the mosquito population infesting your property, and then you can implement these preventive measures to keep mosquitoes at bay. Just remember that mosquitoes aren’t one-and-done types of pests; they’re a threat that needs regular maintenance. Contact a Green Home Pest Control expert to learn more about our ongoing mosquito control services.
Why Professional Mosquito Control Is So Essential For Tempe Residents
Did you know that a female mosquito can lay 100 to 200 eggs at a time? That means it’s very easy for a mosquito population to get out of control quickly, especially if your property has conducive conditions for reproducing. This reason alone is enough to understand why professional mosquito control services are so important.
You could place citronella candles all over your yard to keep mosquitoes away, though we don't recommend it due to fire hazards. At Green Home Pest Control, our highly trained and skilled technicians have the proper tools, equipment, and products needed to safely and effectively remove entire mosquito populations. Here’s how we treat your property for mosquitoes:
- Inspection: We’ll inspect your property for adult and larval stages harborage areas. We’ll then discuss treatment options specific to your property based on what we find during our inspection.
- Habitat Removal: We search for areas of standing water on your property and eliminate them; it takes as little as a bottle cap of water for a female mosquito to lay her eggs.
- Adult Control: For adult mosquitoes, we use a misting spray in harboring areas of foliage where they tend to rest. We take the time to spray on the undersides of all leaves and foliage, which is a step that many pest control companies neglect to do. We’ll use this method under patios and decks, shaded grassy areas and beneath overhangs, and many more conducive areas we find.
- Larvicide Control: In areas where water collections can’t be removed or eliminated during the habitat removal process, we treat those areas with larvicides to prevent immature mosquitoes from growing into adults.
- In2Care Mosquito Traps: Due to the rapid rate mosquitoes reproduce and multiply, it is difficult to remove large populations. With In2Care, this issue is eliminated by taking a mosquito’s natural behavior and having them use it against themselves, drastically reducing and eliminating mosquito populations.
With our pest control services, our goal is to remove and prevent mosquitoes on your property effectively. At the same time, still being kind to the environment, and with the botanical and organically-derived solutions we’ve developed, we can do just that. Call Green Home Pest Control today to schedule your inspection.