Are you tired of having an evening at the pool ruined? Frustrated that you can’t even mow the lawn without being eaten alive? Downright angry that nothing you have done has fixed the problem? With more summer weather just around the corner, it’s time for mosquito control.
What you need to know.
The mosquito family has three sub-families. While numerous species live in Tennessee, the most prevalent biting mosquito is Aedes Albopictus or the Asian Tiger Mosquito. Their environment is focused around water sources and foliage which makes Tennessee a prime habitat for mosquitoes. The best home remedy is to empty any stagnate water around one’s property. Common sources are bird baths, buckets, flower pots, and any low point that water collects. For houses near abundant sources of water, keeping foliage trimmed helps. Due to the extended periods of rain we have experienced this summer, mosquito activity will continue to rise. Prime mosquito season annually lasts from March to September. Furthermore mild winters and warmer weather can prolong the mosquito season. So how can you defend your own home?
Certainly the best means of treating and preventing mosquitoes is to have a pest professional take care of it for you. If your property is left untreated and mosquitoes breed and spread, you could be dealing with serious health risks. Mosquitoes can carry many diseases including Zika, West Nile Virus, and encephalitis. Female mosquitoes seek blood as a primary food source and can introduce any of these diseases with a single bite. Consequently, humans and even pets are at serious risk of being bitten without a means of control.
Call an Expert
Most importantly, Pest Ops has the tools and training to help initiate and maintain your mosquito control. Take your yard back today and call us at (865) 966-0750 or contact us for a free inspection. At Pest Ops you can choose a one-time mosquito treatment or a monthly service to protect your family and home.