Mosquito season is upon us, and this year in Virginia, we expect record numbers of these pesky pests. The mild winter means mosquitoes have had plenty of time to reproduce and lay eggs, which will hatch into a swarm of adult mosquitoes that could be hard to eliminate. To avoid the hassle and danger of having a mosquito infestation around your home now is the time to treat your surrounding property for mosquitoes before it gets out of hand.
Why You Need to Treat Your Home For Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are more than just annoying. They can cause severe problems for humans and animals alike. Not only do they leave itchy bumps as evidence of their bite, but they also carry diseases such as the West Nile virus, Zika virus, and other illnesses. Some mosquitoes carry heartworms which can be extremely deadly to your beloved pets.
You may wonder if it is too early in the season to treat your property for mosquitoes, but it is never too early. Although mosquitoes may seem nonexistent in winter and early spring, their eggs and larvae are busy growing and preparing to hatch. Treating the outside of your home now will prevent the larvae from hatching.
By killing mosquito larvae before they hatch, you can significantly reduce the number of adult mosquitoes in your area, which means fewer bites and less chance of contracting an illness through a bite.
Why You Should Hire a Professional to Treat Your Home For Mosquitoes
The best way to protect yourself and property from mosquitoes is by treating it with a professional insecticide targeting mosquito larvae. A professional insecticide will be more effective than a DIY solution because it is formulated for controlling mosquito infestations.
Additionally, it is much safer than conventional pesticides because it does not contain harsh chemicals or toxins that can be harmful if inhaled or ingested by humans or animals. Professional insecticides are also designed to last longer, meaning you won't have to apply them as often as DIY solutions require.
What You Can Do to Help Control The Mosquito Population Around Your Home
In addition to hiring a professional to treat your property for mosquitoes, there are other steps you can take to help control the population in your area. These include:
- Keep screens on all windows and doors
- Remove any standing water from around your property (mosquito larvae need water to hatch)
- Use fans on porches and patios where mosquitoes like to congregate during the day
- Wear insect repellent when spending time outdoors
Contact Our Professionals at Accel Pest & Termite Control
Due to Virginia's mild winter temperatures, mosquito season has arrived early this year, so homeowners must take preventive measures now rather than waiting until after their homes become overrun with these pesky pests.
If you require preventative mosquito services, our experts at Accel Pest & Termite Control are here to help! Contact us today. (757) 384-1302