Mosquitoes are common warm-weather pests that no one enjoys sharing their lawn with. In most areas, mosquitoes are only a problem from late spring to early fall. However, here in Dallas, we experience warmer temperatures year-round, which means mosquitoes are a threat for much longer than they are in other areas. Mosquitoes are thin, long-legged insects with mouthparts designed to suck up nectar and blood. Although both male and female mosquitoes feed on nectar, only female mosquitoes feed on blood. They do this to provide nourishment for their eggs. These annoying insects belong to the Diptera order, which is known as the “true flies.”
Problems Mosquitoes Cause
There’s nothing enjoyable about mosquito infestations. Mosquitoes can ruin your outdoor gatherings and events simply by making an appearance. One of the most recognizable problems that mosquitoes cause is that they pepper your skin with itchy red welts. Even when you take basic preventative steps to avoid attracting mosquitoes to your Dallas property (such as removing sources of standing water and keeping your grass trimmed), mosquito infestations can still become a problem. In addition to the disturbances mosquitoes cause, they are also known to spread a wide range of dangerous diseases. A few of the diseases mosquitoes spread include tularemia, West Nile virus, malaria, chikungunya, and Dengue. There are more than one million fatalities each year due to mosquito-borne diseases, making mosquitoes the most dangerous animals on the planet. So what can you do to stop them?
Why DIY Mosquito Control Doesn’t Work
When mosquitoes infest your Dallas lawn, your first instinct might be to search the internet for solutions. There are many helpful mosquito-prevention tips you can use to avoid attracting mosquitoes to your property. Unfortunately, mosquitoes can still invade even if you follow every prevention step. When it comes to using DIY methods to control mosquito populations around your home or business, it’s important to understand that many of them are ineffective. Some of the most common DIY mosquito control strategies involve using products such as citronella candles and sprays. The problem with these methods is that they only work for a few hours at a time as the oils evaporate and won’t affect the mosquito populations in your lawn. In the long run, DIY methods of mosquito control are a waste of time, money, and energy, which is why you should seek professional help to control and prevent mosquitoes.
Why You Need Professional Mosquito Control
Mosquitoes can make going outdoors nearly unbearable. When mosquitoes take control of your yard in Dallas and surrounding areas, you need an effective treatment that will eliminate them in all stages of development. Evolve Pest Control has developed a two-pronged approach to mosquito control that does just that. Our mosquito control services include two crucial stages:
- Fogging: This is a monthly service that treats your bushes and trees to eliminate adult mosquitoes while they are resting during the day.
- Mosquito traps: The second step in our mosquito control process is the installation of In2Care Mosquito Traps, which lure in adult mosquitoes and allow larvicide to be spread to mosquito breeding grounds. These traps need regular maintenance, which is included in our monthly mosquito services.
Whether you want to get rid of mosquitoes throughout the time where they are most active or you need one-time treatments for a specific outdoor event, Evolve Pest Control has you covered. Our goal is to reduce the mosquito populations around your Dallas property so you can enjoy your lawn without stress. Give the licensed professionals here at Evolve Pest Control a call today to learn more about our mosquito control process or to schedule your first service visit.