With the Zika virus topping news stories, and temperatures rising to the mid 60s in Alabama, it is time to give careful thought to mosquitoes. Cases of the Zika virus have been reported in Florida, and the mosquito known to transmit the virus is one already common in Alabama.
Mosquitoes spread the virus by feeding upon an uninfected person subsequent to feeding from an infected person. According to the CDC "Anyone living in or traveling to an area where the Zika virus is found, who had not already been infected, is at risk for infection".
The CDC includes supporting mosquito control programs in the United States as part of their health security plans. Here at Mr. Bugg's Pest Patrol we are pleased to report we have been successfully providing Mosquito Reduction Services to our customers for a number of years.
As a result of the complex biology of mosquitoes, our Mosquito Reduction Service involves searching out and treating various environments in our clients’ yards. Our first step is to discover and eliminate or treat any standing water sources that are potential breeding sites for mosquitoes. These water reservoirs can include buckets, bowls, rain barrels, tires, wheelbarrows, flower pots, etc.
After eliminating or treating the potential breeding sites, we turn our attention to shady areas which the adult mosquitoes use as resting sites. A contact pesticide with residual properties is applied to these areas, killing present mosquitoes as well as those landing on the site in the future.
While we can not promise to eliminate every mosquito in the yard, there is no doubt that our customers will experience a significant reduction of the mosquito population around their home. Our Mosquito Reduction Service enables our customers to enjoy spending time in their yard with family and friends.
Please contact Mr. Bugg’s Pest Patrol today for a FREE evaluation and let us help you win the battle to Take Back Your Yard.