No one needs to be convinced of how terrible mosquitoes can be. Not only are swarms of mosquitoes extremely annoying to deal with, they can be carriers of several dangerous diseases. If we could, we would wish the mosquitoes away. Unfortunately, we can’t. However, there are ways to limit the number of mosquitoes around us, and keep them at bay. An investment of time and effort into Boise mosquito control will pay dividends toward a safe and fun summer. Here is a quick guide to Boise mosquito control for your summer.
Some quick mosquito facts:
- Only female mosquitoes bite
- Mosquitoes can be attracted to people for several reasons. These include carbon dioxide emission, body heat, and wearing dark colors.
- Female mosquitoes can lay up to 100 eggs every third night
- Mosquitoes can transmit many diseases. West Nile Virus and yellow fever are commonly transmitted to humans, and heartworm can be given to our pets.
How do I prevent mosquitoes in my yard?
All mosquitoes require water to survive and breed. The most effective way to prevent mosquitoes is to remove any kind of standing water on your property. There are many possible culprits, such as:
- Rain gutters
- Swimming pools
- Bird baths
- Pet dishes
- Water features
- Street gutters & storm drains
- Flower pots
- Over-irrigated lawns or pastures
Are home and DIY solutions enough?
There are tons of do-it-yourself and store-bought mosquito repellents and treatments out there. These are usually nothing more than surface treatments, however, and don’t affect mosquito breeding. Because of their quick breeding pattern, thousands of mosquitoes can appear in a very short time. Store-bought repellents are often ineffective, and killing some of the current population is only a short term solution.
Why should you consider professional Boise mosquito control?
Unlike regular store-bought remedies, professional mosquito control targets both current populations and stops mosquitoes from breeding. At Get Lost Pest Control, our technicians offer an inspection of your property to identify possible standing water and breeding grounds. Then, using our mister, we apply a product which will kill existing mosquitoes on your property and prevent them from laying eggs. We also offer an effective repellent treatment which will discourage them from entering your property in the future.
If you are sick of mosquitoes ruining your summertime activities, consider Get Lost Pest Control and our effective Boise mosquito control treatments!