Mosquito Control in Athens, GA
Mosquito Management in All of Georgia and Western North Carolina and South Carolina
Mosquitoes are a massive nuisance at best and a carrier of dangerous diseases at worst. That is why American Pest Control created the "No-Squito" program to provide comprehensive mosquito elimination and protection for our valued clients.
When you are dealing with these pesky pets, turn to our team for dependable residential mosquito control in Athens, GA. Our trained and certified technicians are prepared to eliminate the existing mosquito population as well as help you take steps to prevent them from returning. You can always expect transparency, honesty, and integrity when you work with our team, and we will make every effort to earn your satisfaction.
Think you may have a mosquito problem? Contact us online or call (706) 702-4532 to request a free inspection and estimate.
How We Treat and Help Prevent Mosquito Infestations
Our mosquito prevention program typically services clients monthly from March to October. Each month, one of our friendly technicians will check your property to locate any mosquito breeding sites. We will then treat these sites with a larvicide, which eliminates mosquito larvae in the water where they reproduce. Then, we will treat other outdoor areas where mosquitoes tend to rest. This process disrupts the breeding cycle and eliminates the existing mosquitoes.
Our experts can also provide tips and make recommendations for making your yard less attractive to mosquitoes. This will typically include eliminating any sources of standing water, which mosquitoes use to breed. Consequently, you should regularly check and drain any water containers in your yard, including bird baths, pet dishes, and plant saucers. You should also ensure that your gutters are clean and free from blockages that could collect water.
Overgrown weeds and tall grass provide ideal hiding spots for mosquitoes. Regular lawn maintenance, including mowing the grass and trimming the shrubs, can help reduce these mosquito-friendly habitats.
Why You Should Never Ignore a Possible Mosquito Infestation
Ignoring a potential mosquito infestation can lead to not only continued discomfort but also severe health risks. Mosquitoes are notorious for their bites, which can cause considerable skin irritation, itching, and subsequent skin infections. These pests are often active at night and can disturb your sleep if they find their way inside your home.
The health risks associated with mosquitoes are even more alarming, as mosquito bites can transmit disease. Mosquitoes are vectors for multiple diseases, which can be transmitted through bites. Malaria, for example, can have fatal outcomes and continues to be a significant health concern in many parts of the world. Dengue fever is another mosquito-borne disease that can lead to severe flu-like symptoms and, in extreme cases, hemorrhagic fever. In recent years, the Zika virus has been linked to birth defects when an infected mosquito bites a pregnant woman.
Mosquitoes are also not a problem that will disappear on their own. In fact, the longer a mosquito infestation is ignored, the worse it can get. Mosquitoes reproduce rapidly, as one female mosquito is capable of laying hundreds of eggs at a time. This means that a small mosquito problem can quickly become a large one if steps are not taken to control the population.
Put simply, you should never wait to address a possible mosquito problem. At American Pest Control, we offer same-day emergency support, so you can always count on us for responsive residential mosquito control in Athens, GA.
Signs Your Home May Have a Mosquito Problem
If mosquitoes have decided to make your property their home, it won’t be long before you start to notice signs of their presence. Take these red flags seriously and do not wait to request professional assistance.
Give us a call if you notice any of the following indicators of a mosquito infestation:
- Increased mosquito activity. One of the most obvious signs of a mosquito problem is an increase in mosquito activity around your home. Seeing a mosquito or two now and again is not necessarily cause for alarm. However, if you're noticing significantly more mosquitoes around your property than usual, you could be dealing with an infestation.
- Frequent mosquito bites. If you and your family members are getting bitten by mosquitoes frequently, especially inside your home, you may have a mosquito infestation. Mosquito bites are typically red and itchy and may appear in clusters.
- Persistent buzzing sounds. The buzzing sound made by mosquitoes can be annoying and is an unmistakable sign of their presence. If you hear this sound frequently in and around your home, your property likely has a mosquito problem.
- Mosquito larvae. Mosquitoes breed in standing water, where they lay their eggs. If you see wriggling mosquito larvae in any standing water around your home, such as in buckets, birdbaths, or pet water dishes, the population has started to reproduce, and you likely have an infestation.
We often think of mosquitoes as outdoor pests, but they tend to be more than willing to invade the interior spaces of your home when given the opportunity. While you can take several key steps to keep your yard from unintentionally becoming an attractive mosquito breeding ground, there are additional things you can do to limit the possibility of mosquitoes making it inside.
Keep mosquitoes out of your home by:
- Sealing doors and windows. Mosquitoes can enter through tiny gaps and cracks. Use door sweeps and weather-stripping to seal gaps under and around doors. Install or repair window screens to prevent mosquitoes from entering, especially if you like to keep your windows open.
- Using your home’s air conditioning system. Mosquitoes are attracted to warm, humid environments. Using air conditioning reduces the temperature and humidity inside your home, making it less attractive to mosquitoes.
- Installing mesh screens: Install fine mesh screens in vents, chimneys, and other openings. The mesh will allow air to pass through but stop any advancing mosquitoes.
- Keeping doors and windows closed at dusk and dawn: Many species of mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn. Keeping doors and windows closed during these times can help prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.
- Eliminating indoor breeding sites: Although mosquitoes typically breed outdoors, they can also breed inside your home in places like flower vases or pet water dishes. Regularly change the water in these spots to prevent mosquito breeding.
When you need residential mosquito control in Athens, GA, we have your back. Call (706) 702-4532 or contact us online today.
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