Protect Your Property with Mosquito Control in Phoenix, AZ
We’re Here to Answer Your Questions about Mosquito Control
As a home or business owner, you definitely don’t want bugs inside your home. However, insects and other pests can be just as much of a nuisance outside your home, and one of the worst is mosquitoes. These insects aren’t like other bugs in that they buzz around or hover over food when you dine on your patio. They’re often so quiet and sneaky, you don’t even realize them until you’ve been bitten, and even then, you may not realize the bite until the next day when it begins itching. For this reason, it’s important to team up with a professional like IPM Intelligent Pest Management for effective mosquito control at your Phoenix, AZ property. We have many different treatment options to help you create a more comfortable outdoor space without mosquitoes. Please reach out to us today for more information.
What Are Mosquitoes?
Most of us know what mosquitoes look like and that they are a type of insect than can leave itching bites on humans and even our pets. Though male mosquitoes only eat nectar, female mosquitoes require blood meals to be able to produce viable eggs, which is why they bite humans and other animals. While some mosquitoes are mostly active later in the day and overnight, some are also active during the day, making them a real annoyance around your home if you’re trying to enjoy an evening or day outside. Female mosquitoes looking for a blood meal find their targets via exhales carbon dioxide, heat, and scent.
Why Are Mosquitoes a Cause for Concern?
Mosquitoes are not only an annoyance due to the itchy bite they cause, but they also pose a public health risk. Because mosquitoes bite humans and get into their bloodstream, many types can carry and transmit diseases, potentially infecting a large population. Mosquitoes have been known to transmit the West Nile Virus, St. Louis Encephalitis, and even the Zika Virus. These viruses can cause severe illnesses and health complications in humans, making mosquitoes a dangerous insect to have lurking around your home.
What Attracts Mosquitoes to My Property?
Mosquitoes thrive in warm, wet environments, which is why they tend to annoy Phoenix residents during the summer, particularly during and after the monsoon season. However, they are present year-round. Mosquitoes require standing water to breed, but they’re able to do so even in a small amount of water. They can lay their eggs in puddles, containers, or any area that holds water, including any backyard ponds or unmaintained pools. For this reason, standing water is the primary thing that attracts mosquitoes to your property. In addition to standing water, mosquitoes also need cool or shaded places to hide, known as “safe zones.” They may find these zones in overgrown vegetation, in woodpiles, or under other materials around the home. A home with both standing water and plenty of “safe zones” will create the perfect place for mosquitoes to thrive.
How Can I Keep Mosquitoes Away?
The best way to help keep mosquitoes away from your property is to ensure your yard does not create a hospitable living environment for them. There are a number of steps you can take to do this. IPM Independent Pest Management has compiled a list of tips to help you maintain an environment that isn’t inviting for mosquitoes. These tips include:
- Remove Standing Water: As previously mentioned, mosquitoes breed and lay eggs in any standing water. That’s why it’s essential to remove any from your property. Dump out any containers that collect water, try to improve drainage if you get frequent puddles, and be sure to maintain your pool.
- Clean Up Your Yard: Clean up any areas of your yard that could act as “safe zones” for mosquitoes. This means properly trimming vegetation, cleaning up unused woodpiles, and removing other materials sitting around your home.
- Consider Installing a Fan: Mosquitoes do not like wind, even gentle breezes of one mile per hour. Installing a fan on your patio that provides a steady breeze will help keep mosquitoes out of the area.
What Should I Do If I Can’t Get Rid of the Mosquitoes?
Sometimes, even removing all the factors that create a hospitable environment for mosquitoes is still not enough to keep them off your property. If you find that you are still having trouble with mosquitoes, it may be time to consider calling in a professional like IPM Intelligent Pest Management. We know how to get rid of mosquitoes, both outdoors and inside your home. We’ll work with you to develop a treatment plan that works for you.
What Type of Mosquito Control Do You Provide?
We provide several different treatment options to help you control the mosquito population on your property. Unfortunately, there’s no treatment to get rid of every single mosquito for good. Still, our practices will significantly reduce the number of mosquitoes and create a better environment for your family. Some of our mosquito control options include treating birdbaths and other water features, spraying foliage around your home, and identifying potential problem areas that may be causing mosquitoes to thrive. Together, we can assess your property and determine the best way to control mosquito populations.
Contact Us for More Information
If you are interested in learning more about our services, we invite you to call us today. We can discuss your pest problem and set up a consultation at your property. We’re here to ensure you and your family stay safe from unwanted insect and pest infestations. Please reach out to us today to create a better home for your family.
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