Don’t let mosquitoes chase you inside. Enjoy your backyard and all the summer festivities you love without the nuisance of mosquitoes cramping your style. Our experts are ready to help you eliminate mosquitoes around your home and backyard. We specialize in expert mosquito control services throughout the Gwinnett, Barrow, Walton, Athens-Clarke, and surrounding areas. We offer two different options to keep your home mosquito free.
Comprehensive, Ongoing Mosquito Reduction Program
The comprehensive mosquito reduction program through Proactive Pest Control gives you the power against mosquitoes. Starting in early spring through the beginning of fall, we start our 7 month program and spray your yard monthly. We will spray the foliage around your yard to kill mosquitoes where they live and breed.
The treatments offer mosquito control of roughly 85% of the total population in the treatment area.
Since the mosquitos on your property aren’t all going to originate there, our ongoing treatment regimen is your best option for protecting you and your family. It will continue to be effective on the new mosquitoes entering your yard and offer you a more comprehensive result for the entire summer season.
The Proactive One Time Mosquito Reduction Treatment
Proactive’s one-time mosquito reduction treatment provides short-term relief from mosquitoes for outdoor gatherings and special events.
Our mosquito control treatment will address both adult mosquitoes, as well as eggs and mosquito larva. This will drastically reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard. Our technicians will also inspect your property to identify potential breeding areas.
The technician will provide a granular treatment to those areas that are best treated with larvicides, and will then apply a mist to the perimeter and foundation of your home. This mist will treat mosquito landing sites and will reduce the number of adult mosquitoes.
These highly effective, one-time mosquito treatments ensure the comfort of your family and guests. When used in combination with the ongoing treatment plan, we can make sure that the event is mosquito free and fun for all.
Why Mosquitoes Are More Than Just Annoying
Mosquitoes are more than just annoying, there is a lot of risk involved with them buzzing around your property. They can be a real hazard to the health of your family and pets. Mosquitoes cause more human suffering than any other organism. Mosquito diseases include protozoan and malaria. They also carry viruses such as dengue, encephalitis, and yellow fever. Mosquito reduction and mosquito control are essential to keeping everyone safe. Their bites can cause severe skin irritation through an allergic reaction to the mosquito’s saliva. This is what causes the red bump and itching when bitten.
Not only can mosquitoes carry diseases that affect humans, but they also transmit several diseases and parasites that dogs and horses are very susceptible to. These include dog heartworm, West Nile virus, and Eastern equine encephalitis.
Did you know?
- Worldwide, mosquito-borne diseases kill more people than any other single factor. They are considered the deadliest “animal” in the world.
- Mosquitoes vector (spread) several types of encephalitis, dog heart worm, yellow fever, dengue, west nile, and malaria.
- Mosquitoes are attracted to carbon dioxide in our breath. They can detect it from 60 to 75 feet away.
- Only female mosquitoes feed on or “bite” humans to obtain protein needed for egg laying. Males feed only on plant nectar.
- A single female mosquito can lay 100 to 300 eggs at a time and may average 1,000 to 3,000 eggs during their lifespan.
- Mosquito eggs can survive for more than 5 years.
- The mosquito matures from egg to adult in 4 to 7 days.
- An adult mosquito weighs only 1/15,000 of an ounce.
- Female mosquitoes flap their wings nearly 500 times per second.
Tips to Prevent Growth of The Mosquito Population on Your Property
While having a mosquito treatment plan in place is vital, it’s also important that you aren’t inadvertently inviting more mosquitoes to your property.
Here are the main things to do to prevent an increase of mosquitoes:
- Discarding any water-holding containers such as buckets, tires, cans, etc.
- Keeping gutters clean of leaves and debris.
- Repairing outside faucets and leaky pipes.
- Draining and keeping dry unused swimming pools.
- Removing weeds from drains, ditches and culverts.
- Changing water in plant pots, drip trays and birdbaths at least once a week
- Storing wading pools inside when not in use or drain at least once a week.
- Adding fish to ornamental ponds help control mosquitoes.
- Keeping trash containers properly covered.
- Draining or filling in any puddles, ruts, etc.
- Filling in tree holes holding water.
- Removing accumulated water from boats at least once a week or storing them upside down.
- Trimming grass and shrubbery around the house, destroying adult mosquito hiding places.
- Keeping window screens in good condition.
- Using personal protection such as proper clothing and insect repellents during peak mosquito biting activity in the evening