DON’T ATTRACT MOSQUITOES!
- Once a week: empty water from flower pots, pet dishes, bird baths, swimming pool covers, buckets, barrels, and cans.
- Clear out any clogged rain gutters.
- Remove discarded tires and other items that collect water.
- Plug tree holes.
- Turn over large items such as canoes, wheelbarrows, and kiddie pools.
- Fix leaky outdoor faucets and make sure lids on trash cans are secure.
If it’s summer in Alabama, then you’re likely to be plagued by mosquitoes. These high-flying pests are well-known carriers of numerous diseases, including malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, encephalitis, and West Nile Virus. The latter has become a dangerous threat in the U.S. in recent years and can cause, high fever, body aches, weakness, confusion, and even coma. Mosquitoes can also cause allergic reactions in some sensitive people.
Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water or soft soil. Female mosquitoes are human hunters; they search for human body heat and carbon dioxide that humans exhale. When they bite, they may suck blood. Male mosquitoes feed on plant nectars.
It’s common to find mosquitoes around ponds, marshes, floodwaters, storm drains, old tires, and water in tree holes.
To prevent mosquitoes from settling on your property, there are some preventive measures you can take. Follow our handy tips for mosquito prevention. Since mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, empty the water from pots and dishes and kiddy pools and wheelbarrows. Clear out your clogged rain gutters on your house. Fix your leaky outdoor faucets that may be creating pools of water or moist soil. Follow our mosquito prevention tips, and you’ll be on your way to a more enjoyable yard this summer.
No matter how well you implement preventative measures, mosquitoes can still invade from neighboring properties. That’s why an ongoing mosquito control plan is vital. American Pest Control uses Zoecom Professional Products to help keep mosquitoes at bay. We use Larvicides and adulticides in combination to effectively control mosquitoes. We place Larvicides in trouble areas such as standing water where mosquitoes lay their eggs to prevent larvae from developing into adults. We’ve found that Adulticides are especially effective along perimeter areas to keep migrating mosquitoes at bay. Adulticides will quickly knock down biting, breeding adults.
American Pest Control can control annoying mosquito problems that you have now or may have in the future. No one enjoys being bitten by mosquitoes. Mosquito bites are painful and they can cause red bumps and itching of the skin due to an allergic reaction to the mosquito’s saliva. But even more harmful are the serious diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, and West Nile virus that mosquitoes can carry. Mosquitoes can also transmit to dogs and horses such diseases and parasites as heart worms, eastern equine encephalitis, and West Nile virus.
Whether for full season service or even a one-time service in preparation for a wedding, party, or outside gathering; call American Pest Control or use our contact box to the right to begin the process of ending your mosquito nuisance.
Monitor for Mosquitoes
When you detect a significant mosquito presence around your property, call the local qualified mosquito control professionals at American Pest Control. We provide dependable residential and commercial
mosquito control services in the Birmingham, Mountain Brook, Homewood, Vestavia Hills, Bessemer, Clanton, Centerpoint, and Cullman areas.