Mosquito Control in the Carolinas

Mosquito Control in the Carolinas

Mosquitoes can wreak havoc on your yard and your skin. Mosquito bites leave red bumps and an itching sensation which is not uncommon, but they can also transmit diseases and viruses. In the U.S. alone, there are about 200 different types of mosquitoes. While they are different species, they have some commonalities, including their life cycle which consists of the egg, larva, pupa, and adult. You’ll usually find them where there are bodies of standing water.

Mosquito Prevention

There are groups and community control programs designed to handle mosquito prevention. This problem can get serious very fast. Knowing how to get rid of mosquitoes can help you with knowing how to control what’s going on in your yard. One of the best ways to start working on the problem is to figure out where they are coming from. Do you have any toys in the yard that have standing water? Potted plant trays, plastic covers on outside furniture, and old tires are breeding grounds for mosquitoes. You may also find them breeding in piles of wood. If you find a mosquito nest on your property, there are a few things you can do to get rid of them.

Mosquito Treatment

Treating mosquito colonies can be difficult, especially if you haven’t determined where their eggs are. Mosquito fogging is a remedy most community groups use to cover large areas where mosquitos are breeding. There are DIY mosquito fog solutions, as well as other mosquito treatment remedies, but it really depends on the type of mosquito you are combating to determine whether it will be effective or not.

When there are mosquitoes in the house, it’s important to check those dark, humid areas such as closets, under the sink, and in the laundry room. Screen doors work well in hindering mosquitoes from getting inside. If you have a yard or outside deck, citronella candles and torches may keep them at bay. Fans or mosquito zappers also work. Mosquitos tend to steer away from light clothing, but if bitten, you can use an ice pack for ten minutes or something like calamine lotion or Benadryl as a treatment for the itching. There are times when the mosquito problem can’t be rectified by over-the-counter solutions. When the problem persists, contact a professional.

Contact McDuffie Pest Control

Ensuring your home and outside areas are fully protected from a mosquito infestation can be difficult. A professional team like McDuffie Pest Control will be able to identify the problem areas and the types of mosquitoes you have to determine the best course of action. Having a recurring schedule where your yard is sprayed can help with keeping the mosquitoes away, and a consultant can give recommendations on fertile mosquito breeding areas.

Even if you do not have any furniture or other areas where mosquitoes can live, you may have an issue with your yard flooding after it rains. When this occurs, the mosquitoes can lay eggs, causing an infestation in your yard. We’re here to help! For more information on our services and how we can assist in mosquito prevention at your home in the Carolinas, give the team at McDuffie Pest Control a call today!