Are Mosquitoes Making Life Unbearable In Your Virginia Area Home?
When mosquitoes come onto your property, they're not just frustrating pests, they are potentially dangerous invaders. Some mosquito species are vectors for West Nile virus, which is endemic to the continental United States and claims lives every year. Mosquitoes in America can also spread several other viruses that, like West Nile virus, cause brain swelling. A swelling of the brain is referred to as encephalitis and there are several diseases that have this word in their name, such as eastern equine, western equine, St. Louis, and La Crosse encephalitis. There is also the ever-present threat of malaria.
While the United States is somewhat shielded from malaria, which is implicated in more than 750,000 annual deaths worldwide, outbreaks do sometimes happen. Malaria is only one of many viruses that have had outbreaks in the United States. We have seen outbreaks of Zika virus, dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, and many more. Your investment in mosquito control for your Virginia Beach area property is more than a quality of life decision, it is essential protection every property owner should have.
Our Mosquito Control Offerings
Most of the mosquitoes that bite you on your property are mosquitoes that hatched on your property. Mosquitoes aren't all that great at flying. They spend the majority of their time resting—not flying. If you have an image in your mind of mosquitoes zooming from yard to yard in search of someone to bite, you have it all wrong. While a mosquito can wander onto your property from a neighboring property, find you, and bite you, they're more likely to rest first. This is why mosquito control works so well. When mosquito resting sites are treated with residual control products, mosquitoes don't live long enough to bite you.
Another key component to mosquito control is the removal of breeding sites. Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. These eggs hatch into wigglers, grow into tumblers, and eventually emerge from the standing water as flying adult mosquitoes. This process takes more than a week. If you locate standing water and dump it out on the ground, you can arrest the development process and reduce mosquitoes. We advise our customers on ways they can remove containers and address conditions that create breeding sites for mosquitoes. When this control method is combined with seasonal treatments, mosquitoes can be drastically reduced.
What You Can Expect From Mosquito Elite Pest Control
Our team specializes in comprehensive mosquito control. We use field-tested products and industry-leading strategies to get the best results possible.
We provide one-time mosquito control before weddings, graduation parties and other outdoor events, or seasonal mosquito reduction, so you can enjoy outdoor recreational areas all year long.
Seasonal service runs between March and October when mosquitoes are active in Virginia. During this time, we will treat your property every 20 days to ensure your mosquito protection is getting the job done.
The products we use target the development of insects. Through the use of insect growth regulators (IGRs) we prevent mosquitoes from being able to make your property their home.
We offer organic products for residents and business owners who are concerned about the use of synthetic products. Organic treatments don't last as long as synthetic treatments, so we retreat every two weeks.
We use backpack foggers for fast application to key areas, some of which are difficult to treat with other application methods.
Get Back Outside With Help From Mosquito Elite Pest Control
If you live in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News, or Suffolk, reach out to us through our contact pages to schedule a visit from one of our mosquito control technicians. We'll evaluate your property and guide you in selecting the right mosquito services for your specific needs and budget. You don't have to live with mosquito bites. Get relief, and get protected, starting today.
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