Enjoying your St. Charles, IL, property can be challenging whenever there are mosquitoes present. From their high-pitched, whining buzz to their incessantly itchy bites, mosquitoes have proven themselves to be quite a nuisance.
Mosquitoes pose a problem on nearly every continent across the globe, with the exception of Antarctica. While there are many mosquito prevention options to choose from, some of them are more effective than others. Knowing what methods to use can help save time, money, and unnecessary frustration.
You deserve to enjoy the benefits of a mosquito-free property year-round. Teaming up with an experienced mosquito control professional is the best way to protect your St. Charles property from unwanted mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes are very small in size with varying characteristics between species. In general, they have slender bodies that average around 1/8 – 3/8 of an inch in length. Mosquitoes have six long, thin legs, one set of wings covered in scales, and are black or grey in color.
We’ve grown so accustomed to the obnoxious presence of these bloodsucking pests that many of us overlook the risks associated with mosquitoes. The reaction of raised, itchy welts should be the least of your concerns, as a mosquito bite can carry with it any number of dangerous diseases.
Female mosquitoes require blood meals to create viable eggs. Due to their feeding habits, female mosquitoes tend to carry and transmit dangerous diseases to humans and animals. Each year, mosquito-transmitted diseases cause more than a million deaths worldwide.
Many homeowners attempt to remedy their mosquito problems on their own, and some methods have proven to be more effective than others.
Don’t waste your time or money on candles, coils, and torches. While the citronella smoke will confuse mosquitoes, it won’t kill or control them. At best, these products offer temporary relief to those who are in close proximity to the smoke they produce.
Bug zappers will kill mosquitoes, but they aren’t very successful at attracting them. Bug zappers mostly kill hundreds of non-biting and beneficial insects. They won’t help deter or reduce mosquito populations on your property.
There are plenty of mosquito sprays to choose from on the market, but that doesn’t mean they are worth your money. Make sure the repellent you choose contains DEET. Spray products that incorporate DEET have proven to be safe and effective for temporary relief from mosquitoes.
No matter how hard you work to avoid mosquito bites, it won’t treat the root of your pest problem. Here are a few helpful tips that will assist you in your efforts towards a mosquito-free property:
Eliminating standing water sources from your property will significantly reduce breeding sites for mosquitoes.
Remove any overturned items from the yard that can collect rainwater or dew.
Keep gutters free and clear of debris. Make sure gutters are in good working order.
Repair leaking sprinklers or outdoor faucets.
Keep your trees, shrubs, and lawn trimmed back. Eliminating shady resting spots for mosquitoes will help reduce mosquito populations.
Wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothing.
Apply effective insect repellent to skin and clothing.
Avoid spending time outdoors when mosquitoes are actively seeking food sources at dusk and dawn.
Preventive measures can help reduce mosquito populations, but it won’t eradicate them. The most tried-and-true solutions to your pest problems can only be found with the help of a local mosquito control professional.
Effective Mosquito Control
If you are looking for a consistent, effective form of mosquito control for your St. Charles property, look no further than Pest Control Consultants.
Pest Control Consultants is a third-generation, family-owned business with more than 20 years of experience in the pest control industry. Our trained technicians provide fast and friendly service with the same care and attention they would want for their own homes.
Pest Control Consultants’ mosquito control program starts with a property inspection to determine potential breeding and resting areas for mosquitoes. We’ll treat these areas with our backpack misting system to eliminate adult mosquitoes and their eggs.
We use safe and effective treatments that are guaranteed to eliminate mosquitoes in all stages of development. Whether you need a one-time treatment for a special outdoor event or a monthly recurring treatment plan, we’ve got you covered.