Reclaim Your Backyard From Mosquito Infestation!!
With Universal Pest and Termite in charge, mosquito treatment for your home has never been easier. We offer and other surrounding communities who are in need of ongoing or one-time mosquito treatments. Relying on a company for mosquito treatment cuts back on pests and keeps your home and family safe.
What Attracts Mosquitoes?
- Sweat: Mosquitoes need water to reproduce, so they are naturally attracted to areas with higher humidity levels.
- Dark Clothing: Research shows that mosquitoes are most attracted to dark colors.
- People who eat a lot of potassium and salt.
- Perfume and Scented Lotions: Fragrances are known to attract mosquitoes.
- Drinking Alcohol: Some experts believe drinking alcohol makes your skin give off a chemical that attracts mosquitoes.
- Blood type: According to a 2004 study, people with type O blood were a whole 83 percent more likely to attract mosquitoes than any other blood type.
Why do we say ” Mosquito Reduction “? Mosquitoes can travel daily up to two miles depending on the wind, for that reason, it means exclusion is impossible. We treat areas where mosquitoes hide, such as shrubs and damp areas of the yard. A proper mosquito reduction service can have up to a 95% effective rate in your yard.
Mosquito Control With Perimeter Pest Control
professional grade Mosquito Control is applied with commercial grade fumigating backpacks that target foliage and mosquito harboring areas throughout your property. Unlike store-bought foggers, our professional grade treatments target BOTH adult mosquitoes AND their larvae.
Pest Control protects the inside of your home from crawling insects by creating a barrier 3 feet up the side of your home, and 3 feet away from the foundation. Protect your home from invasive earwigs, spiders, beetles, and stinging insects.
The first treatment begins around the middle of April, weather dependent. Treatment generally occurs every 3 – 5 weeks, depending on how many applications you have scheduled. Signing up for all 5 treatments will result in season long protection from insects surrounding your home.
Mosquito Control: Mosquitoes become active as early as spring. Our Professional Technicians will apply a mist/low volume spray to mosquito harboring/breeding areas on your property. This will reduce mosquito activity for 4 to 6 weeks.
Perimeter Pest Control: bugs become more active with the final winter. A Granular or liquid application (depending on the temperature) will be applied around your home’s foundation.
How To Kill and Get Rid of Mosquitoes
MOSQUITO FACTS AND LIFE CYCLE
There are over 3,000 different species of mosquitoes throughout the world; currently 176 species are recognized in the United States. The mosquito, houseflies and fruit flies are considered part of the same family as they each have two wings that are both clear and veined. Mosquitoes are well-known as summer pests and they develop from egg to adult in 10 to 14 days.
Mosquitoes belong to the order Diptera, the “True Flies”. True Flies have two wings, but uncommon with other flies, mosquitoes have wings with scales. Female mosquitoes have a long needle-like beak they use for eating as well as “biting”. Males differ from females as they have a feather-type antennae and mouthparts that are unable to pierce skin. Nectar or any sugar source is a male mosquitoes main source of food. Female mosquitoes depend on food (blood) from animals (horses, cattle, chickens, deer, rabbits, etc) or humans so they can get enough blood in order to develop eggs. If the the female is unable to get her meal of blood, she will die before laying any viable eggs.
Mosquitoes are usually pale brown with white stripes across the abdomen and anywhere from 1/4″ to 3/8″. They fly with their two front wings and their hind wings are small, club-shaped and are called halteres. These halteres vibrate when they fly and assist in maintaining balance. Mosquitoes tend to live and breed in soft, damp soil or stagnant water areas like storm drains, old tires, wading pools, birdbaths and any standing water.
Mosquitoes have four life cycle stages: Egg, larva, pupa and adult. Here are the stages in more detail:
Egg: Eggs are usually laid one at a time and these eggs float on the surface of the water. Most eggs will hatch into larvae within 48 hours. (Some species’ eggs are stuck together in rafts of many eggs, while some lay their eggs separately. The different species vary.)
Larva (floaters): Larva live in the water and breathe by coming up to the surface. They will shed their skin at least four times and grow bigger after each shedding. Most larvae, but not all, have siphon tubes for breathing and tend to hang from the surface of the water. The Anopheles do not have a siphon and usually lay parallel to the surface. They all feed on micro-organisms and various organic matter in the water. The larva changes into pupa on the fourth molt or shedding.
Pupa: This is more of a resting, non-feeding stage. It takes the pupa roughly two days to become a fully-developed adult. Once developed, the pupal skin splits open and the mosquito appears as an adult.
Adults (fliers): This new young adult, must rest on the water’s surface to dry, allow it’s parts to harden and give their wings a chance to spread out with time to dry before it is able fly.
The stages depend on many variables and each species’ various characteristics. The life span of the adult mosquito most often depends upon many factors like temperature, humidity, time of year and if the mosquito is female or male. Males quite often only live for one week, while females have been known to live around one month.
ARE MOSQUITOES KEEPING YOU FROM ENJOYING YOUR YARD?
Nobody likes mosquitoes especially when they take up residence in the backyard. If you can’t spend time outdoors without these thirsty pests taking over, we have the answer. Our mosquito control services accomplish two things eliminate existing mosquitoes and stop larvae from hatching. It’s the most effective way to get rid of your mosquito problem for good. Your family will thank you!
they carry serious diseases that put your family’s health at risk. Even pets are in danger! We want you to be able to hang out in your yard comfortably and safely.
Free Initial inspection to identify potential problem areas such as standing water in kiddie pools, bird baths, clogged gutters, etc.
Targeted treatment focused on these areas to eradicate the issue at its source
Minimum of 4 service visits for the season 30-45 days apart to keep your yard mosquito free
Mosquito Exterminators – Control – Abatement
Everyone knows mosquitoes are annoying, but they can be dangerous as well. In fact, ff all the insects on earth, mosquitoes may very well pose the greatest threat to human health. There are a number of diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, including malaria and West Nile virus. While rare, it’s crucial to team up with a professional mosquito pest control company to prevent these insects.
Do You Need Mosquito Control?
Mosquitoes are not only annoying—they’re potentially dangerous. They are most active at dawn and dusk, making it difficult to go outside in summers without being bit! Certain individuals are more susceptible to being bitten, and bites can cause minor to serious symptoms. Although the diseases associated with mosquitoes are rare locally, it’s still important to team up with a mosquito removal company.