Mosquitoes are some of the most bothersome pests there are. During the warm summer months, mosquitoes can change the way in which you plan events and enjoy the great outdoors. While summer is ideal for getting together with friends and family, you might be hesitant to entertain when night comes around for fear that they will be bitten beyond compare. Besides that, you can never enjoy your backyard when you have mosquito populations around your home. Nobody wants to worry about their children getting bitten every time they go outside to play, but they also don’t want to keep them cooped up inside the house. Mosquitos can take over any party and ruin any moment. Their bites are painful, itchy, and can scab over and leave scars. While this is irritating, some species of mosquitoes can spread diseases like West Nile Virus and Yellow Fever, which isn’t just irritating, but also deadly. None of that sounds like a good time, and it’s important that mosquitoes aren’t near your home during the summer months to prevent all of these problems.
Over 2,500 types of mosquitoes exist throughout the world, and their development occurs in a four-stage life cycle. While some mosquito species are harmless, and can even be useful, many are just a nuisance. In appearance, mosquitoes resemble small gnats or flies, and only the female mosquitoes are ones who bite and suck the blood of their hosts. During the active season, a female can live for over a month and alternatively seek meals and sites fit to lay eggs. And, ePestSolutions will help you find the best products to help eliminate mosquitoes from your home completely so that you can enjoy your summer outdoors.
Mosquitoes are attracted to humans for a variety of reasons—heat, sweat, even the color of your clothes—but as far as your backyard is concerned, the biggest culprit of breeding mosquitoes is standing water. This can be anything from a pipe not draining correctly to a pet’s water bowl. By removing or draining the pools of stagnant water around your home, you already are reducing the risk of mosquitoes on your property.
However, sometimes we can’t get away from the water. For those of us who live in swampy marshes or near lakes and streams, there’s no way to effectively rid yourself of the standing water around your home. Luckily, there are alternatives to getting rid of these mosquitoes that won’t harm the environment or your wallet.
Here at ePestSolutions, we understand all too well your frustration with your mosquito infestation. And, we have a variety of products geared towards ridding you of mosquitoes once and for all. We sell everything from foggers to misting systems to destroy the mosquito population growing in your backyard. We also sell insecticides for specific spot control. However, as a general rule, we recommend using a combination of solutions to ensure that the mosquitoes infesting your backyard never return. The high-quality products we sell will be sure to get the job done and done right the first time, so you don’t have to worry about mosquitoes for the entire summer season.
Effective mosquito control is an ongoing, extensive process that involves planning and monitoring to reduce and eliminate mosquito populations on your property. The best mosquito control programs combine repellants with insecticides and larvicides for the elimination of adult and developing mosquitos.
On the most basic level, we offer a variety of insecticides which can be sprayed around your yard to kill mosquitoes. For the eco-friendly family, we sell several green insecticides and repellants, including the Essentria KO Contact Insecticide, which is low in toxicity to other organisms and is an EPA “minimum risk” insecticide. For some families, an insecticide that is safe for children and pets is a primary concern. Mosquito misting systems are perfect for these situations. Because the misting spray dries onto plants, as long as your pets and children are not outside while the misting system is spraying, they will remain safe. Essentria MC Misting Concentrate is just one example of a product that ePestSolutions sells that is safe for pets and children.
For professional exterminators who may want to invest in a proven method of eliminating mosquitoes, the M.A.G. London Fogger Mosquito Fogger may be just the product for you. These foggers are perfect for forcing mosquitoes out of an outdoor area. In addition to the products, we also offer aerosol sprays, dusts, and granules that also work to eliminate mosquito populations around homes. And, our solutions pair well together, which works perfectly, since it is recommended that multiple control methods be employed when in the process of exterminating mosquitoes. No matter what you’re looking for, the variety ePestSolutions will ensure that we not only have the product you need, but also that it won’t break the bank. Our products fit every budget and lifestyle. Doing pest control yourself has never been easier when you have top-notch solutions all in one store that you can conveniently order from the comfort of your home.
The first step in mosquito control is knowing where to target your insecticide. Begin by inspecting to identify potential breeding sites on your property, and start mosquito control at the source. As we’ve mentioned, mosquitoes love standing water sources, and they are the preferred sites by females to lay their eggs. So, ditches, creeks, ponds, pools, and sewers are all areas where you should begin checking for your mosquito infestation. If feasible, drain and clear out the standing water, because even in cases of seemingly small water collection, it can still be a breeding site that will attract mosquitoes and make your home a breeding ground.
If you believe that mosquitoes are breeding on your property, larvicide may be a product to invest in. Traditional mosquito control programs will only address the adult population, which leaves the developing eggs and larvae undisrupted for future re-infestations. A larvicide will stop the reproductive process and kill future populations of mosquitoes before they’re born. If breeding sites (standing water areas) are limited and controlled, a larvicide may not be necessary and combining adulticides and traps may be an effective means of control.
After you use one method of mosquito control, it’s best to use a second one. Mosquitoes are resilient pests, and many times need two methods of control to be fully exterminated in any given area. Repellents, liquid and aerosol insecticides, traps and fogging systems can be used alone and in combination to effectively promote continued mosquito elimination in your backyard.
Initial and ongoing monitoring of the infested area is another critical element of mosquito control, as populations can quickly replenish, and mosquitos may travel up to a mile to feed and breed. Determine the extensiveness of an infestation by using light traps, dip counts and landing counts. If you find that after one treatment your mosquito problem is still persisting, you may want to try a different product line or type. Mosquitoes all respond differently to different extermination products, and some solutions that work well for one situation may not work as well for another. Don’t get discouraged. At ePestSolutions, we provide an array of control solutions for DIY mosquito treatments, as well as many bulk products for professional exterminators.
The best way to prevent mosquitoes in the future is to make your home as unattractive as possible—well, at least unattractive to mosquitoes. As the summer season begins, you may also consider spraying your home with an insecticide for good measure. This will make your home virtually uninhabitable for mosquitoes. If you are able to prevent mosquitoes from even beginning an infestation in your home before the summer season even starts, you won’t have to deal with them the entire summer. By taking these steps, mosquitoes should steer clear of your house. However, if you do run into another mosquito infestation, ePestSolutions will be right by your side to direct you to the products that fit your situation specifically and will get rid of every mosquito around. This way, you can fully enjoy your home’s yard without worrying about being bitten every time you step outside.
Here at ePestSolutions, we know our products inside and out, and we can point you in the right direction to get exactly what you need. Whether you are planning an extravagant outdoor barbeque and don’t want guests to go home with an itch or you simply enjoy sitting outside and kicking back a beer with family on the porch, ePestSolutions has all the products to make your mosquito nightmare vanish. Check out the solutions we have listed here, and be sure to give us a phone call and have our team of experts find the product that fits your needs exactly. No matter the situation, we will be able to find the perfect solution for your home.
Effective mosquito control is an ongoing, extensive process that involves planning and monitoring to reduce and eliminate mosquito populations on your property. The best mosquito control programs combine repellants with insecticides and larvicides for the elimination of adult and developing mosquitos. Over 2,500 types of mosquitos exist throughout the world, and development occurs in a four-stage life cycle. During the active season, a female can live for over a month and alternately seek meals and sites fit to lay eggs.
Begin by inspecting to Identify potential breeding sites on your property, and start mosquito control at the source. Ditches, creeks, ponds, pools, sewers and other standing water sources are the preferred sites sought by the females to lay their eggs. If feasible, drain and clear out the standing water, even in cases of seemingly small water collection, it can still be a breeding site. Traditional mosquito control programs will only address the adult population, which leaves the developing eggs and larvae undisrupted for future re-infestations. A larvicide will stop the reproductive process. Initial and ongoing monitoring is another critical element of mosquito control, as populations can quickly replenish, and mosquitos travel up to a mile to feed and breed. Determine the extensiveness of an infestation by using light traps, dip counts and landing counts.