Why We Need Mosquito Control

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Why We Need Mosquito Control

You’ve researched tips and tricks for keeping mosquitoes out of your yard: shrubs to plant, candles to light, sprays to douse yourself in. Those methods may work temporarily, but they will not do anything to reduce the overall mosquito population.

Repellent Versus Elimination

Using spray repellents and other methods to keep a small part of your yard free of mosquitoes are undeniably effective in keeping you comfortable. You will continue to have an abundance of mosquitoes, however, if you don’t work to solve the root of the problem.

Integrated Mosquito Management uses a variety of approaches to control the mosquito population. Combining protocols to eliminate adult mosquitoes with processes which address mosquito eggs and larvae will essentially break the life cycle of the mosquito and control its population.

A Mosquito Authority trained Specialist will walk through your property to seek out areas of standing/stagnant water where mosquitoes lay their eggs. They’ll dump out the water where feasible or use other methods for eliminating eggs and larvae from the area. Our Specialist will also treat the non-blooming foliage and shrubs with a protocol to eliminate adult mosquitoes. This process is repeated every 21 days, as that is the length of the life cycle of the mosquito.

Fewer Mosquitoes Means Less Illness

Eliminating or drastically reducing the population helps minimize the risk of being bitten by a mosquito carrying West Nile Virus or Eastern Equine Encephalitis, two of the more common mosquito-borne illnesses in the United States.

Resources from the American Mosquito Control Association include descriptions of mosquito-borne diseases, a video testimonial from WNV survivors, and view of what the world would look like without mosquito control. 

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Links to websites

https://www.mosquito.org/page/nomosquitocontrol

https://www.mosquito.org/page/mosquitocontrol

https://www.mosquito.org/page/control