Don’t Let Mosquitoes Keep You From Enjoying Your Yard
First there was West Nile Virus. Now the Zika virus. In fact, mosquitoes are considered the animals responsible for the highest number of human deaths worldwide annually.
Don't let mosquitoes prevent you from enjoying your outdoor living space this summer. Let us help you by treating your property for mosquitoes. Our technicians provide superior service resulting in a far fewer mosquitoes. Proven products provide long-lasting control. Spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less time worrying about mosquitoes.
Most adult mosquitoes do not travel far from the water from which they emerged, and are mostly active at night or twilight (dusk and dawn). During the day, mosquitoes rest in any location that is dark, cool and moist such as shrubs, dense shade areas, tree hollows & culverts.
Mosquitoes are cautious and don’t fly straight to their victims, but pause along the way.
How Do Mosquitoes Find You? Female mosquitoes have receptors on their antennae that detect the carbon dioxide released when we exhale, acting as trails that the mosquitoes follow to find the source. As they get closer to a target, mosquitoes can also detect body heat an array of volatile chemicals unique to each of us and which smell like dinner to mosquitoes.
We treat any location that is dark, cool and moist.
Why Do Our Applications Work? The objective of our applications is to treat mosquito adults’ daytime resting sites as well as the places they pause in route to a victim. Working from the house outwards, we treat vegetation along with any location that is dark, cool and moist near the home, in the yard and around the perimeter.
Magnified photos of Demand Cs microcapsules on the leg of a mosquito.
One-two Punch Our treatment tandem of Demand CS and Archer IGR is the ideal combination, proven effective in reducing adult mosquito populations in yards & landscapes. Demand® CS with iCAP technology™ is a highly effective solution, delivering maximum, long-term efficacy. Archer IGR is the synthetic version of a naturally occurring hormone that disrupts larval development.
You Can Help Control Mosquitoes in Your Own Backyard
When you spend time outdoors, you don’t want to worry about the possibility of mosquitoes biting you or your family. In order to effectively reduce mosquito populations, it is important to identify & eliminate mosquito breeding sites around homes & neighborhoods. To help you reduce the potential of mosquitoes in & around your property, follow these helpful tips.
- Inspect your roof for leaks, and keep an eye out for leaking outdoor faucets and air conditioning units. Repair any leaks to eliminate the possibility of standing water.
- Clean gutters frequently. Debris can clog and obstruct water flow from your roof, causing gutters to fill up with standing water.
- Fill any tree holes or tree stumps with a sealant or mortar to prevent water accumulation.
- Treat standing water with a product to control mosquito larvae. Stock ornamental ponds with mosquito-eating fish such as western mosquitofish, goldfish and guppies.
- Adjust sprinklers to prevent over-watering, which can create ideal conditions for mosquito breeding.
- Throw away or store any items that can accumulate standing water. If these items are used frequently, they should be stored upside-down.
- Clean you swimming pool regularly and keep it chlorinated. Pool covers, which can also collect water and debris, should be cleaned as well.
Reduce the Chances of Being Bitten
- Be aware of the peak hours for mosquito activity (at dawn and dusk) and educate your family on using extra protection during those hours.
- Wear clothing that covers your body, including long-sleeved shirts, long pants and socks.
- DEET is considered the 'gold standard' of mosquito repellents. Endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), DEET, a product containing 10 percent DEET can protect you for up to 90 minutes.
- Close windows, doors and screens to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.
- Keep your lawn and property maintained. Mosquitoes like to rest in weeds, brush and other overgrown areas that collect water.