Mosquitoes are not merely annoying, they are dangerous. They spread disease, including Dengue, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, West Nile, and Zika. They live and thrive in areas with standing, stagnant water, and their eggs can withstand dry spells to hatch when water becomes available again.
Our Mosquito Fogging Service:
We attack the mosquitoes at the source, targeting adult female mosquitoes where they are resting. Common areas where they rest are in cool, shaded areas away from wind, such as shaded landscaping under foliage. By using an ultra-low volume ULV fogger, we can apply product into those covered and protected areas where mosquitoes hide. We use minimal-risk pesticides, including eco-friendly botanicals, to ensure the best and safest mosquito control available.
Are mosquitoes attracted to swimming pools?
No, the chemicals in swimming pools usually deter mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are attracted to carbon dioxide – CO2 – given off when people or animals exhale. Female mosquitoes are also attracted to stagnant water containing organic matter, because they use the water as a breeding site.
I don’t have any water in my yard; where are the mosquitoes coming from?
Mosquito breeding sites are often hidden in shaded areas, and some mosquitoes can breed in as little as a teaspoon of water. Over-watered landscaping, clogged rain gutters, tarps, tires, and bird baths are only a few of the common breeding sites.
Could they be coming from my neighbor’s yard?
Yes, some species will travel long distances and the source may be on another’s property.
How can you control the mosquitoes if they are coming from another yard?
There is a variety of treatment methods available. Some include barrier treatments, or creating a perimeter with traps. A trained technician can tell you what options will work best for your property.
Why are the mosquitoes only biting my ankles?
Some species of mosquito, such as Aedes, prefer to bite ankles where the blood vessels may be more easily accessible to them.
Why do mosquitoes bite me more than others?
There is no such thing as “sweet blood,” but they are attracted to higher levels of CO2 – which may be why they seem to like you more. Consider making changes to diet or other habits to reduce your CO2 output.
I wear long sleeves and pants outside, but I still have mosquito bites. How are they getting under my clothes?
The mouthparts of mosquitoes can penetrate many fabrics, including in some cases denim. It is best to wear baggy clothing rather than tight-fitted clothes when near mosquitoes.
Why am I still getting bitten in the middle of the day, even if I don’t go outside during dusk or dawn?
While Culex mosquitoes feed primarily at dusk and dawn, the Aedes mosquitoes are more active during the day.
What type of mosquito do I have?
It may be hard to tell without a microscope, as there are many different species, varying in size. Fortunately, all of our technicians are licensed and qualified to identify mosquitoes. We pride ourselves in continually training and expanding our expertise to provide our clients with the best available customized treatment options.
Why am I still seeing mosquitoes inside, even after the exterior was treated?
Mosquitoes can breed in as little as a teaspoon of water. This makes them difficult to control, as they can breed in the plumbing p-traps, drip trays, potted plants, and more. Eliminating breeding sites and minimizing water use inside and out is key, and may take some time.