Mosquitoes undergo complete metamorphosis (egg, larva, pupae, adult); larvae and pupae always develop in water. Male and female adult mosquitoes feed on nectar and plant juices for maintenance energy. Male mosquitoes have feathery antennae and cannot bite. Females, however, require a sizeable blood meal for protein before being able to lay viable eggs. Nearly any type of standing water will support the development of mosquitoes.
Source reduction is the most widely used approach for mosquito abatement. Source reduction normally has the least adverse affects on the environment. Remove excess surface water within 3-5 days of accumulation; keep birdbaths, pools, and ponds clean and replenish with fresh water. Eliminate standing water in temporary containers such as tires, gutters, tree holes, wheelbarrows, and other objects throughout the yard.
Our technicians use a variety of treatments methods to reduce mosquito populations in your yard. Proper identification is always the first step. With the combination of source reduction, use of larvicides, growth regulator additives, and repelling adulticies, we have the ability and knowledge to tackle your mosquito problems at your home.
Our monthly mosquito barrier treatment is a complete assessment and application to kill and repel mosquitoes. From March through October, our service reduces mosquito populations before they begin to increase. Our trained technicians will provide you with educational information on how you can help us keep your yard a mosquito free zone.
Mosquito control plans with ECTPS are fully customizable to the needs of your property. With multiple approaches available, you can have a tailor made program to suit your preferences. Call today to get your free quote.
Environmentally Friendly Options
Among our available options for mosquito control, we also offer solutions that are safe for honeybees and other important pollinators. “Green” solutions are available as well, using biodegradable organic products. Prices for these options vary.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced that nearly 300 pregnant women in the US have tested positive for Zika virus. Read more… http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/zika-virus-basically-our-fault-who-chief-says-n578796
Health officials believe mosquitoes with the Zika virus will begin infecting Americans in the US within the next month. Local transmission of Zika is expected as mosquito season begins. Read more… http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/05/22/mosquitoes-with-zika-virus-could-hit-us-in-next-month/
Clearly defining “mosquito season” is difficult because the US contains 176 species of mosquitoes that have slightly different life cycles, flight patterns, and become active under various conditions. Read more… https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/05/21/when-the-mosquitos-will-be-biting-in-your-state/
Aedes mosquitoes, which are carrying Zika, “aren’t native to the Americas, are hardier than mosquitoes we’re familiar with here and local officials have struggles to curb their spread.” Read more… http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-zika-mosquitoes-20160519-snap-story.html