Mosquitos prefer to breed in water with high organic-matter content contained in artificial containers, such as cans, tires, rain barrels, storm sewer basins, as well as ponds and wells.
Each summer, mosquitos become a major nuisance as they seek out humans and pets for their blood meals. Some are known to carry and transmit western equine encephalitis, a disease of the nervous system.
Females lay 50 to 200 eggs on the water surface in rafts. They hatch within one to two days, completing development within 10 days to two weeks.
Mosquito control starts by identifying the species causing the problem as well as the breeding sites. The most common method of collecting mosquitos for identification are light traps.
Mosquitos are attracted to light so reducing the amount of night time lighting will help.
Control adults by using aerosols and ultra-low-volume products with residual products in and around any bush, tree or grass areas on the exterior of structures.
A professional control process will include:
- Inspection – Inspect to determine the breeding sites of the mosquito causing the problem.
- Identification – The specific species of mosquito that requires control.
- Determination – Once you have identified the nesting sites you must determine the proper treatment process. Which treatments will work best for this infestation?
- Control – Making the correct application of product.
- Communication – The last part of a successful mosquito control is communication. Our technician reports, what was found during our inspection, what we did about it and what you can expect from our treatment. He will also discuss if further follow up treatments should be scheduled to make sure the problem is solved.