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Mosquito Control

Do you have a mosquito problem? Mosquito season starts in the spring when the weather gets warm and runs through fall throughout most of North America

However, states that are warm all year long like Louisiana, Texas, Florida or California can get infestations anytime.

No one enjoys the itchy bites or the constant swatting of mosquitoes. Due to the spread of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile Virus, Zika, Chikungunya, and Dengue Fever, the concern over mosquitoes has continued to rise in the United States.

Take back your business by contacting your local Rentokil office about our mosquito control and prevention service. To speak with an expert about our mosquito control solutions, call 1-866-501-9694 or contact us online.

How to get rid of mosquitoes

While there are many do-it-yourself solutions on the market that claim to effectively kill and prevent mosquitoes, your best bet for a thorough solution is to call a professional.

With growing concerns about mosquito diseases such as West Nile Virus (WNV), effective mosquito control services are becoming increasingly important. A mosquito infestation can be dangerous to the health of employees and customers, so call a professional right away to reduce the risk or read more on how to get rid of mosquitoes in your business. 

Do not take any chances with mosquitoes. Call the experts at Rentokil at 1-866-501-9694 for more advice.

Professional mosquito services from Rentokil

At Rentokil, our mosquito experts are fully trained, licensed professionals with knowledge of the habits and lifecycle of mosquitoes. Our industry-leading training enables us to effectively treat and get rid of mosquitoes, helping to avoid painful bites.

Effective methods include the use of products that can control the winged adult mosquitoes and can also eliminate mosquito larvae before they have a chance to develop into adults.

Season-long mosquito control

We can create a mosquito barrier around your property, as part of our mosquito prevention services. This program targets adult mosquitoes around a property. 

During the day, mosquitoes can rest on the sides of buildings or within low-lying vegetation. Through the application of liquid pesticides to perimeter vegetation, ornamentals and mulch areas, we are able to target adult mosquitoes that will come into contact with these treated areas when they land to rest.

Vegetation treatment

Using a power sprayer or mist blower (depending on state regulations and license categories), we apply mosquito adulticide to low-lying vegetation.

This method will eliminate mosquitoes on contact and after they land on treated surfaces. The adulticide will continue to repel mosquitoes for several weeks after application.

Mosquito Larviciding

This treatment targets mosquito larvae and pupae residing in smaller bodies of water. It is ideal for use in pools, retention ponds, roadside ditches, swampy areas, and water-filled depressions in yards or pastures.

Your pest control professional will determine the safest and most effective treatment to use after a thorough inspection and environmental assessment.

Mosquito prevention

The most successful way to get rid of mosquitoes is to eliminate the source of the problem. By eliminating potential breeding sites on your property, you will help to prevent the risk of mosquitoes and minimize your risk of contracting a mosquito-borne disease. Below are a few mosquito prevention tips you can employ to avoid being bitten.

  • Avoid outdoor activities during peak mosquito times (dusk to dawn).
  • If you do go outside, wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts that cover as much skin as possible. Mosquitoes can detect bare skin and sense exhaled carbon dioxide up to 75 feet away.
  • Use an EPA-registered insect repellent that contains DEET.
  • Remove standing water on your property and fill in open holes in trees that can collect water.
  • Keep nearby weeds trimmed and under control - during the day, mosquitoes spend their time resting on low-lying vegetation. The higher humidity levels of the vegetation allow them to survive daytime temperatures without drying out.
  • Install screens with very tiny holes on all windows and open doorways. These will prevent flying insects from coming inside.
    Use fans indoors or on decks. Mosquitoes are weak fliers, so the turbulent air keeps them away.

Mosquito Diseases

Mosquito-borne diseases have become a major concern in North America. Mosquito diseases are on the rise as invasive species continue to establish populations in the United States. As a result of climate change and globalization over the course of the last 20 years, there has been a huge increase in the number of new and emerging vector-borne diseases reported annually in the U.S.

Some common mosquito-borne illnesses are:

  • Zika Virus
  • West Nile Virus (WNV)
  • Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)
  • Western Equine Encephalitis (WEE)
  • St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE)
  • La Crosse Virus (LAC)
  • Canine Heartworm

The mosquito is solely responsible for more human deaths annually than any other living creature. To protect your property and those who inhabit it, contact the mosquito experts at Rentokil today.

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