Killing one mosquito is easy, but getting rid of an entire infestation can be hard work. If you have a large mosquito population on your property, the best way to get it under control is to work with a professional. Here is how the professional mosquito control process unfolds:
Getting rid of the larva
One approach to mosquito control is to remove the habitat used to hatch and raise the larvae. However, the way in which this approach is implemented will be influenced by the source of the infestation.
If the larval site is located in a local ditch, swamp or pond, a community-wide effort is required, since the water that has to be removed either spans multiple properties, or is on public property. There are two ways in which a professional team can deal with such an infestation – water treatment or drainage. Large bodies of water can be treated with larvicides, which are poisons that will kill all the mosquitoes in the larval or pupal stage. Larvae are usually located in a limited area of the water, so only that area will be treated.
For smaller ponds, ditches and canals can be established to control the aquatic weeds and make the water unappealing to mosquitoes. If the source of the infestation is a body of water on the property, the control process is much more straightforward – the water has to simply be eliminated.
Getting rid of the adults
Controlling the adult mosquito population is like treating the effects of an illness instead of its causes, so professionals will mostly focus on getting rid of the mosquito spawning grounds. However, there are certain measures that homeowners can implement to lower the adult mosquito population on their property. From using mosquito traps and sprays, to installing screens on the windows and doors, these methods are easy and fast to implement. Homeowners can also lower mosquito populations by removing excess vegetation from their property. Mosquitoes use thick vegetation as shelter, so if the vegetation is trimmed, the mosquitoes will look for shelter somewhere else.
So to sum things up, the pest control process revolves around the destruction of the reproductive capacity of the mosquitoes infesting the property. If you have any questions about what this process entails, or if you are dealing with a mosquito infestation that needs to be removed, contact us today.