Spring and summer are peak seasons for mosquitoes. While the warmer weather may inspire plans of outdoor activities and fun in the sun, it also means an onslaught of mosquito activity, particularly here in the Alpharetta and Roswell areas. Mosquitos are not only a nuisance; they also carry diseases like West Nile Virus and Zika Virus. Professional mosquito control services can be an effective method for minimizing the presence of mosquitos on your property.
Mosquitoes have been around for a long time – since the Cretaceous Period. Believe it or not, they do play an integral part in the ecosystem. They serve as a food source for many different organisms. While the eradication of mosquitoes would impact the ecosystem initially, eventually other species would replace them – but they warn that these species could be even worse.
Mosquitoes are attracted to standing water and dense foliage. That is where they rest, breed, and lay their eggs. If a mosquito lays its eggs and the water dries up, the eggs can lie dormant for long periods of time and then activate and hatch at a later date. This is why there are often mosquito population explosions in areas that have gone through a drought or dry spell and suddenly experience rain. They can also fly from 1 to 3 miles so they can definitely travel from one yard to the next.
What Works (and what doesn’t)?
There are plenty of DIY mosquito control products on the market, but most are minimally effective at best. Citronella candles have long been used to keep mosquitoes at bay, but in areas with a heavy mosquito population they usually can’t keep up. Some people do have success with mosquito traps, but placement, wind direction, and other factors may actually attract more mosquitoes to your property than keep them away. Professional mosquito services are the most effective option, especially for significant mosquito problems.
What to Expect from Mosquito Control Services
When you choose professional mosquito control services, the technician will walk your property with you and advise you of things you can do to minimize mosquitoes in and around your home. Then the technician will apply adulticides, insect growth regulators, and synergists to foliage and other harborage areas to control biting adult populations. Finally, a quality mosquito control service will also include the application of larvacides to prevent mosquito larva from ever maturing to a fully developed biting adult! The service works best when performed on a regular schedule, usually monthly. However, some situations may require more applications. The technician will monitor your property and make adjustments based on how the mosquitoes respond to the treatment.
Don’t let mosquitoes ruin your barbeque! Give North Fulton Pest Solutions a call. Our professional mosquito control services will help keep mosquitoes out of your yard so you and your family can enjoy more outdoor activities. Our trained, professional technicians will inspect your property and advise you on ways to reduce your mosquito population, as well as use our services, tools, and expertise to help get rid of mosquitoes. We make it easier to enjoy the great outdoors.