Our mosquito management program is intended to help reduce the breeding and resting sites of mosquitoes around your property. This will reduce, but not eliminate the opportunity to be bitten. It should be understood that this treatment will not totally eliminate mosquitoes from the property or eliminate the possibility of being bitten or from contracting a mosquito borne illness or disease.
An 85% reduction in mosquito activity can be expected for 3 to 4 weeks after the treatment.
Our mosquito management program is not a disease reduction program. Our treatment is to control the population of mosquitoes.
The following homeowner responsibilities will help to ensure the maximum control
- Dispose of old tires, tin cans, buckets, bottles, plastic sheeting or any water holding containers.
- Clean debris from gutters to allow proper drainage.
- Fill in or drain low places (puddles, ruts) in the yard.
- Keep drains, ditches and culverts clean of weeds and trash so water can flow properly.
- Cover trash containers to keep out rain water.
- Check around outdoor faucets and air conditioner units and repair leaks or puddles.
- Empty plastic wading pools at least once per week and store indoors when not in use.
- Make sure your pool is properly cared for while away from home.
- Fill in tree holes and hollow stumps that hold water with sand or concrete.
- Change water in birdbaths, plant pots, or drip trays at least once per week.
- Keep grass short and shrubbery well trimmed around the house where adult mosquitoes may rest.
- Irrigate lawns and gardens carefully to prevent water from standing.
- Eliminate seepage from cisterns, cesspools and septic tanks.
- Check window and door screens on the home. Be sure that they are in good condition to seal out mosquitoes.
- Wear light colored clothing, plus long sleeve shirts and pants for extra protection. Use repellents on skin and clothing.
- Stay indoors during dawn, dusk and early evening when mosquitoes are most active.