Although all pests cause problems, the mosquito ranks as one of the most annoying insects to have in our yards. As hard as you may try to keep them at bay, mosquitoes could find a way into your yard or even into your home. That said, you don’t need to learn how to co-exist with them. With the right pest control techniques, you can keep them off of your property so that you can enjoy the outdoors without worrying about constantly swatting at these persistent pests.
Why Are Mosquitoes A Problem?
Mosquitoes are problematic for several reasons. For one, they are annoying. The constant buzzing around your head is a constant distraction and one that prevents you from enjoying your time at home.
However, mosquitoes do more than just make noise. Their bites itch relentlessly and often cause discomfort. You may find yourself losing sleep over your need to scratch the unsightly bumps.
Even worse than the noise and the itching is the fact that mosquitoes carry disease. According to the EPA, some mosquitoes transmit diseases that can be harmful to your health and the health of your loved ones. Specifically, mosquitoes are known to carry malaria, dengue virus, Zika virus, and West Nile virus.
Depending on the disease, you could experience permanent disability or even death. And humans aren’t the only ones at-risk. Dogs and horses could be affected by mosquito-borne diseases such as heartworm, encephalitis, and West Nile.
Treating Mosquitoes On Your Houston Property
There are a few ways in which you may be able to prevent mosquitoes from taking over your property. For instance, you can eliminate any standing water. If you have any surfaces that collect water, they’re likely to become breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Therefore, its important to pay attention to standing water in baby pools, bird baths, puddles, or ponds. To help temper mosquito reproduction in landscaping, try installing small pumps or water features to keep the water moving.
To keep mosquitoes out of your home, pay attention to your screens. Repair holes and avoid leaving unscreened windows open. Also, if you have window air-conditioning units, ensure that they're installed properly without any gaps or entry points that will allow mosquitoes or other unwanted pests to enter your home.
When outside, you could consider wearing mosquito repellent. Typically, repellents that contain DEET, picaridin, PMD, or IR3535 insecticide are the most effective, but there’s no guarantee that they’ll keep the insects away.
Benefits Of A Misting System For Mosquito Control
Professional pest control is one of the most effective ways of eliminating mosquitoes from your property. At GreenForce Pest & Lawn, we install misting systems that effectively keep mosquitoes off of your property. With this misting system, you don’t need to worry about using insect repellent or having unwanted visitors in your home. It’s highly effective and designed to kill mosquitoes on the spot. Even if you have standing water, you won’t have mosquitoes taking over your home.
Our professionals install a network of tubes that sprays pesticides around the perimeter of your home. They will tailor installation to the areas that need to be treated. For example, the tubing could go on a fence around your entire property or just around select areas of your home.
In most situations, the system is on a timer or may be controlled with a remote. Regardless of how your misting system is controlled, you can take comfort in knowing that your family and pets are safe from mosquitoes.
Why Choose GreenForce Pest & Lawn
No one should have to struggle to live with mosquitoes, nor should they spend their spare time trying to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds. When you work with GreenForce Pest and Lawn, you can keep pests away. We install misting and fogging systems that allow you to reclaim your backyard. Additionally, we provide regular service to your system to ensure that its functioning effectively.
Due to our years of experience in the industry, we know what it takes to eliminate pests. Call us to learn more about how GreenForce will help you with all of your mosquito problems.