What are mosquitoes?

Four Seasons HomeTown mosquito sucking bloodMosquitoes are not only annoying but considered dangerous too. Mosquitoes are a slender, two winged insect with long legs and around 1/8 to 1/4 inch long. The female mosquito is the one with the biting and sucking mouthparts and she needs to feed on human or animal blood in order to give nourishment to her eggs. The male can be useful in helping pollinate some flowers. Mosquitoes are considered vectors of some infectious diseases such as malaria, West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalomyelitis. Having an effective mosquito control program combined with integrated pest management techniques is key to reducing them on your property.

Why do I have mosquitoes?

You may live near or around water or have another source of standing water on your property. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in any standing water. In addition there may be certain types of flowers and plants on your property that the mosquitoes are getting some of their nourishment from.

How do I get rid of mosquitoes?

It’s unlikely that you can get rid of all the mosquitoes but you can rapidly reduce them with certain mosquito control methods combined with one of our mosquito control yard sprays. Mosquito survival requires the eggs to be laid above the water line. When the water rises the eggs hatch. If there is insufficient water, then the eggs can lay dormant for years.

In order to get rid of mosquitoes, getting rid of any standing water sources around your property is a good place to start. For example, removing any old tires which are laying around your yard or emptying your bird bath on a regular basis can assist in their reduction.

Can I get rid of the mosquitoes myself?

It’s very unlikely and it’s not recommended. Over the counter sprays very rarely work and if applied incorrectly could end up causing health issues for you and your family. It’s best to leave the mosquito control in the hands of a professional like Four Seasons | HomeTown Pest Control. We offer an affordable solution for Virginia and North Carolina yard sprays. The great thing about our mosquito control service is that we are very competitive on pricing in comparison to other pest control specialists out there.

How does the mosquito control work?

We spray your yard thoroughly for mosquitoes. During a 21 day period you will see a large reduction in the number of mosquitoes in your yard. If after that time you want to extend your coverage then we re-spray for an additional 21 days.

What happens if you get mosquitoes within the 21 day period?

We will come out to your property and assess the situation. It may be necessary for us to re-spray your yard, which is at no additional cost to you.

Is the mosquito product safe?

Absolutely! The products we use are safe around pets and children.

Let the experts at Four Seasons | HomeTown Pest Control get rid of mosquitoes for you with our fast and effective mosquito control. Contact us today to schedule your free pest inspection or to set up an appointment.

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