Mosquitoes are small pests but their impact is big! The most common mosquitoes in Virginia are the yellow fever mosquito and the Asian tiger mosquito. They can spread diseases such as West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, and more! The easiest way to prevent mosquitoes from spreading these diseases is by removing standing water from around your home. Water is where where their eggs are laid and the larvae develop. Make sure to empty containers such as flower pots, pool and lawn mower covers, and baby pools on a weekly basis, and especially after rainstorms. Keeping your lawn mowed can help reduce the places for mosquitoes to live as well. When spending time outside, be sure to wear long sleeves, pants, and insect repellent to protect your skin from mosquito bites.
A mosquito control program by a pest control professional is the best way to combat the mosquito population! Call us today to schedule your first treatment!