If there is one thing that everyone dreads during the warm months, it’s mosquitoes. These small and annoying pests fly around and leave behind itchy welts when they bite humans. While no one likes to itch, this has given mosquitoes an inaccurate reputation as a mere nuisance.
Mosquitoes are actually one of the most deadly animals in the world. This is thanks to their ability to spread disease and pathogens with their bites. While death isn’t always the result, people can end up severely ill. Some of the most common illnesses affecting United States citizens include malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus, and eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).
What Works And What Doesn’t
We understand. No one likes these pests hanging around when it’s party season. As such, it’s not surprising that many people turn to prevention tips to try to control the mosquito population instead of automatically seeking professional assistance. Unfortunately, some work while others make the problem worse. The breakdown is as follows:
Standing water: This is the number one solution short of pest control. Mosquitoes are greatly attracted to standing water. As such, you must inspect your property for all sources of standing water and get them dried out to control the mosquito population.
Apps: Technology has made great strides in many fields. As a pest control solution, it still falls short. Don’t be lured in by promises of apps helping ward mosquitoes or any other pest away. They just don’t work.
Screens: Mosquitoes are tiny. Screens have tinier holes. Damaged screens can create an opportunity for mosquitoes to slip by. However, well maintained window and vent screens are an important and effective mosquito deterrent.
Tiki torches: This is one that actually makes the problem worse. Sure, the heat and moisture draw the mosquitoes to the flames instead of people, but that doesn’t negate how tasty your blood is. If you create a reason for them to come closer, why wouldn't they bite? Invest in other solutions.
Mosquito repellent: This spray does a great job at creating individual protection, but the spray must contain DEET. If it doesn’t, then you’re looking at ineffective spray that costs you time and money. One drawback to this solution is that only those wearing spray have the benefit of protection.
Mosquito Control With Anchor Pest Management
It’s no secret that mosquitoes are a huge problem in the Charleston area thanks to its hot, humid climate. As such, they can really put a damper on your summer plans that involve being out in your yard. At Anchor Pest Management, we understand that, which is why we have crafted a mosquito control program that delivers guaranteed results.
Our approach is multi-faceted so we can match up with your needs and wants. For this reason, mosquito control looks like the following:
Fogging: This is a full yard treatment that focuses on adult mosquitoes. We target everything from the shrubs and bushes all the way to the property line. We provide this as a recurring service every month to control the mosquito population.
In2Care System: We offer these mosquito traps to limit the ability to breed and create new mosquitoes. If they aren’t able to breed, then they can’t continue to replenish their population. This eliminates adults within a few days and the larvae as well.
One-Time Services: Sometimes you just need something to help you get past a special event or you may not be ready for a full-service approach. That’s why we offer one-time services so your special event goes off without a hitch.
Are you in need of mosquito control services? Then give us a call to speak with one of our agents about our professional mosquito control options or fill out our online form to schedule your free inspection.