If you’ve lived in the South for very long, then you know what a menace the mosquito can be. Mosquitoes can prevent you from fully enjoying the outdoors during the summer months. Sticky bug sprays and smelly tiki torches barely repel the water-borne beasts. Not only are these insects a nuisance; they can also spread illnesses like EEE and West Nile virus. We can help you get these tiny tyrants under control this summer. With All-Pro Pest Services Mosquito Control plan we can minimize, reduce or eradicate mosquitos around your property so you and your family can enjoy your yard again.

In general, the amount of rainfall experienced in a particular region will determine the annual mosquito population. This means that the thunderstorms we`ve been having almost daily will continue to boost bug populations to new heights until we hit a period of drought. The specific mosquito population in your yard should determine what kind of precautions you take against them. It can be difficult to gauge the number of mosquitoes around your house on your own which is why you should consider calling in the professionals from All Pro.

There are many methods of mosquito control. Pesticides may be applied to control larvae (larvicides) or adults (adulticides). Applications of adulticides or larvicides are made after the presence of mosquitoes has been demonstrated by surveillance procedures. Applications are made by carefully prescribed standards. All insecticides must have the name and amount of active ingredient (AI) appearing on the label. In order to apply pesticides safely, you should make sure that all pesticides are handled very carefully and by trained experts. If it`s done correctly, one pesticide application could last a whole 12 months.

Other mosquito control methods include monitoring any stagnant water sources around your home. Some final tips for your lowering local mosquito numbers:

  • Destroy or dispose of tin cans, old tires, buckets, unused plastic swimming pools or other containers that collect and hold water. Do not allow water to accumulate in the saucers of flowerpots or in pet dishes for more 48 hours or more.
  • Clean debris from rain gutters and remove any standing water under or around structures, or on flat roofs. Repair leaky outdoor faucets and AC units to help eliminate puddles.
  • Change the water in birdbaths at least once a week and consider stocking decorative pools with top feeding predacious minnows known as mosquito fish.
  • Check for trapped water in plastic or canvas tarps used to cover boats, pools, etc. Arrange the tarp to drain water.
  • Irrigate lawns and gardens carefully to prevent water from standing for several days. Try not to leave sprinklers on too long. Avoid over-watering plants.
  • If ditches do not flow and contain stagnant water for one week or longer, they can produce large numbers of mosquitoes. Report such conditions to a mosquito control or public health official.