Mosquito Control in NC
Mosquitoes are small, irritating members of the fly family that are known to carry several different diseases. Mosquito populations become most problematic during the hot, humid North Carolina summers.
Female mosquitoes are typically the bigger nuisance, as they are the ones that feed on human hosts and lay eggs. Females have a long, straw-like protrusion called a proboscis that they use to penetrate the skin and feed. Most people are familiar with the irritating, itchy bumps caused by these bites. Surprisingly, it is not the actual bite that causes itching. Rather, the itch and irritation come from the saliva. While most bites are harmless annoyances, it is important to remember that many species of mosquitoes can also carry dangerous viruses like Zika, West Nile and dengue.
The most common species of mosquitoes are primarily active in the mornings and early evenings when it's cooler and the sun is not as harsh. Mosquitoes prefer shady, moist environments, so if your property has lots of shade or standing water you may notice the pests more.
Tips For Mosquito Reduction
Many homeowners think that simply spraying on insect repellent is enough to keep them free from mosquito bites; but unfortunately that solution doesn’t stop the mosquito population from thriving and growing around your home. Mosquitoes are able to sense humans and animals from a long distance away, so even though your skin might be protected, your bug spray will not prevent mosquitoes from taking up residence in your yard and laying eggs.
The most effective solution for mosquito control is to treat your entire yard. Female mosquitoes can lay up to 100 eggs at a time, which can lead to bigger and bigger swarms as the eggs hatch and grow. Because females must lay their eggs in water, it is important to remove as much standing water from your property as possible.
Mosquitoes grow from larvae to adults in just a few short weeks, so it is best to focus on attacking and killing the larvae. The best way to do this is with special treatments that regulate growth and kill the pests on contact. This will prevent newly hatched mosquitoes from becoming adults while killing any active mosquito populations.
Let Us Solve Your Pest Problem
The professionals at State Pest Control are able to expertly handle any pest problems you face, including mosquito control. State Pest Control's professionals can treat mosquitoes in all stages of the life cycle reducing the current population and likelihood of future populations.
Contact us or call us at 910-212-5982 or 919-439-5885 today to schedule your free mosquito evaluation.