Effective Mosquito Control for Your Property in Raleigh & the Surrounding Areas
There are few places as beautiful to call home as North Carolina. Our temperate climate allows us to experience the seasons without the more severe extremes of our neighbors to the north and south. Here in the Raleigh area, we are just a day away from the coast and the mountains.
Although the good far outweighs the bad, there are some problems with living where we do. One of those problems is the presence of mosquitoes. Making their debut in early spring and lasting late into the fall, mosquitoes can make life miserable for anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors. Suppose your property has a lot of mosquito activity. In that case, it's an annoyance that puts you and your family at greater risk of contracting a mosquito-borne disease.
Getting and keeping the mosquito populations on your property under control requires regular mosquito control treatments. Pest and Termite Consultants offers mosquito control services in Raleigh designed to do just that. With over 25 years of experience serving the pest management needs of our customers, we have developed methods that are proven to work. Furthermore, our mosquito control services have the added benefit of being effective against active tick populations.
How Do I Permanently Get Rid of Mosquitoes in My Yard?
Here are some tips to permanently get rid of mosquitoes in your yard:
- Eliminate standing water.
- Install mosquito traps.
- Use mosquito-repelling plants.
- Use mosquito netting.
- Apply insecticide
Following these tips, you can enjoy outdoor space without worrying about pesky mosquito bites. Remember, prevention is key when it comes to mosquito control.
Mosquito Control from Pest and Termite Consultants
Our mosquito treatment is an area spray that effectively protects half an acre of property.
Using a backpack mister, we first treat all around the perimeter of your house, targeting the following areas:
- Shaded areas
- Under leaves
- Other harborage areas
We then treat around the property line, hitting any thick vegetation around the perimeter.
Our mosquito control product is a residual product, which means that it remains active for some time after it is applied, providing you with longer-lasting results than a product that only works when initially applied.
Our Recurring Plan
Although we use a residual product, a mosquito control treatment lasts about three weeks before needing to be reapplied. We offer a systematic plan that treats your property every three weeks, beginning in late March and extending through mid-October. The package includes ten treatments; if you receive all of them, you get the 10th free of charge. If you prefer not to have all 10, there is no obligation, and you can choose to stop at any time.
Our plan also includes free re-treatments. If you notice an uptick in the mosquito population before your next scheduled service, we'll return to re-treat your property. Re-treatment does not disrupt your regularly scheduled services.
We offer one-time services if you have an upcoming special event and need a one-time mosquito control treatment. We'll treat your property before the event to make it comfortable for your guests. Because this service is not a part of our recurring service, it does not include the re-treatment guarantee.
Our mosquito control treatments also effectively eliminate active tick populations on your property. That said, the residual benefits of the product are not effective against ticks, so it is not a long-term solution. When you receive our mosquito control service, it will help eliminate the active ticks on your property at the time of the service. Still, we cannot guarantee that it will continue to destroy any ticks after the initial service.
Spending time in your own backyard shouldn't feel like a chore, but when you spend the entire time swatting away mosquitoes, that's precisely how it feels. Keep mosquitoes off your property and benefit from reducing tick populations with our mosquito control service. We can significantly reduce the number of mosquitoes on your lawn, making it a safer and more enjoyable place to spend time. Sign up today and get $10 off when you purchase five services!
Mosquito Control FAQ
Can bad weather reduce the effectiveness of mosquito control treatments?
Bad weather can potentially compromise the effectiveness of mosquito pest control treatments; however, as long as the treatment has sufficient time to dry once it is applied, you will not have any issues.
Heavy rain can wash away pesticides, while high winds can blow the pesticides away from the intended target area. Additionally, if the temperature is too cold or too hot, the pesticides may not be as effective in killing the mosquitoes. Luckily, our temperate climate makes any weather-related disruption unlikely.
Are mosquitos dangerous?
Mosquitoes can be dangerous, as they can transmit diseases to humans and animals. Some of the most well-known diseases transmitted by mosquitoes include malaria, dengue fever, and Zika virus. These diseases can cause severe illness and even death in some cases. Mosquitoes are more likely to be a nuisance, as their bites can cause itching and discomfort, negatively impacting your quality of life.
It's essential to take measures to prevent mosquitoes from breeding around your property and to protect yourself from mosquito bites by using repellents and wearing protective clothing.
Why is my home attracting mosquitoes?
If you find that your home is attracting more mosquitoes than usual, don't panic. If you know what to look out for, there is much that you can do to make your home less attractive to mosquitoes.
There are several reasons why mosquitoes are attracted to your home. Some common causes include:
- Standing water: Mosquitoes need water to lay their eggs, so any standing water around your home, such as in a bird bath, rain gutters, or old tires, can attract them.
- Poorly sealed doors and windows: Mosquitoes can quickly enter your home through gaps or cracks in doors and windows.
- Outdoor lighting: Certain types of lighting, such as incandescent bulbs, can attract mosquitoes.
- Overgrown vegetation: Mosquitoes can breed and hide in dense vegetation, so keeping your lawn and garden well-maintained can help to reduce their presence.
- Human activity: Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide and other chemicals we emit, so areas of your home that are frequently used, such as a patio or deck, may be more likely to attract them.
To prevent mosquitoes from entering your home and breeding around your property, eliminate standing water, repair any gaps or cracks in doors and windows, use yellow LED lighting, maintain your lawn and garden, and use mosquito repellents. If they are already giving you a hard time, call our team!
How long do mosquitoes live?
The lifespan of a mosquito can vary depending on the species and environmental conditions. Still, adult mosquitoes generally live for around 2-4 weeks. Some species can live up to 6 months in ideal conditions, such as those simulated in a laboratory; however, most mosquito species responsible for spreading disease have a lifespan of around 2-4 weeks.
How quickly do mosquitoes reproduce?
The rate at which mosquitoes reproduce can vary depending on their species and the environmental conditions in which they live. Generally, mosquitoes have a relatively short life cycle and multiply quickly.
The female mosquito lays eggs in standing water, and the eggs will hatch into larvae within 1-3 days. The larvae will develop into pupae within 2-4 days and, finally, into adult mosquitoes within 1-2 days. This entire process, from egg to adult, can take as little as 5-7 days under ideal conditions. However, the development time may take longer due to environmental factors such as temperature and food availability.
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