Does Your Property Require Mosquito Control?
West Nile and Zika viruses are spreading throughout the United States. Your property could be a breeding ground for thousands of mosquitoes
Mosquitoes must have water to complete their life cycles. Therefore, treating the water is important to prevent the larvae from becoming breeding, biting and potentially becoming disease-carrying adults. Borden Pest Control can provide this treatment for you, as well as point out the areas which are potential breeding sites. It's easy to overlook many common mosquito breeding sites, but our trained personnel will take you on a mosquito identifying tour around your yard to point out these areas for you.
The best way to protect your family is through a Borden program that ensures long-term pest reduction. We offer a dual approach to reducing mosquito populations, which, in turn, reduces the number that may carry such diseases as West Nile virus, Zika virus, dengue, malaria and canine heartworm. Unfortunately, not all of the mosquitoes you encounter on your property originate there. This means an ongoing treatment regimen is your best option for protecting you and your family, so you can continue to enjoy your outdoor activities.
The first focus is to kill existing adult mosquitoes. We treat the standing water (mosquito breeding sites) on your property. The products we use either kill mosquitoes on contact or prevent mosquito larvae from becoming adults. It's the best of both worlds and the most effective control strategy.
Mosquito Control in Georgia & South Carolina Methodology
It is impossible to tell if the mosquitoes in your house are carrying a disease. All forms of precaution are recommended, such as store-bought repellents. Professional control methods include two distinct control agents: adulticides, which kill adult mosquitoes, and larvicides, which prevent larval mosquitoes from becoming breeding, biting adults
Why Professional Mosquito Control in Georgia & South Carolina Is Highly Recommended?
By the time you see a mosquito buzzing around, it's already a breeding, biting threat. That's why the use of an adulticide and a larvicide in tandem is the most effective approach for minimizing the numbers and reducing the threat to you and your family. Using a repellent should still be considered part of any mosquito control program.
Will Mosquito Control Totally Eliminate The Danger?
Because of the migratory nature of mosquitoes, it is impossible to prevent one from flying into your yard. However, ongoing treatments will prevent mosquito infestations from developing on your property and will reduce the number of mosquitoes you see. Ideally, treating all the problem areas in your yard and your neighbor's yards would be the most effective way to reduce mosquito numbers, ultimately providing you and your family with protection to enjoy your outdoor activities
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?
Mosquitoes develop, mature and lay eggs in standing water, whenever the conditions are right, which is most often in the warmer months. Part of our reduction program lasts up to 21 days, depending on the amount of rainfall and standing water that occurs. The important thing is to monitor the property and apply treatment when necessary. To be thorough, treatment should begin as soon as the temperature gets above 65 degrees in northern areas and should continue throughout the fall. In some southern states, year-round application is recommended.
ARE THE PRODUCTS YOU USE RECOMMENDED FOR USE AROUND PEOPLE AND PETS?
The mosquito control products we use can be applied around people and pets. The larvicide product will not harm pets or birds, as it is specifically targeted toward mosquitoes.
DOES A LARVICIDE HARM FISH OR OTHER AQUATIC LIFE IN PONDS AND STREAMS?
No. The larvicide used targets only developing mosquitoes and is not harmful to fish, other aquatic life, surrounding wildlife or the environment
TIPS FOR AVOIDING MOSQUITO BITES:
- Stay indoors during dawn, dusk and early evening when mosquitoes are more likely to bite.
- Wear light-colored clothing, plus long sleeved shirts and long pants for extra protection.
- Use a repellent containing DEET on skin and clothing; apply repellent sparingly to exposed skin.
- Protect your dog or cat with a product made especially for pets that repels mosquitoes.
If you have questions concerning Mosquito control in Georgia and South Carolina, please contact Borden Pest Control today!