The Dangers Of Mosquitoes In Your OKC Home
Mosquitoes in Oklahoma City are some of the toughest pests to keep off your property for several reasons. First, they can fly, so there’s no way to physically block them from entering your yard. Second, they’re attracted to your blood, so there’s not much you can do to demotivate them from coming around your yard. And third, they can breed just about anywhere, so if you have any type of standing water near your property, you can wind up with a mosquito problem.
Rest assured that a mosquito problem is a big problem. These tiny bugs can do a lot worse than leaving itchy bites and buzzing in your ears. They spread several diseases throughout the United States – including multiple forms of viral encephalitis – that can cause brain swelling and other severe symptoms. Mosquito-born illnesses can and do leave people with permanent brain injury. Sometimes, albeit rarely, they can even lead to death, which is why you should prioritize keeping your Oklahoma City property free of these dangerous little devils.
Our Mosquito Management Process
There are a few things you can do to try and deter mosquitoes. You can wear bug spray and protective clothing if you’re outside. You can remove standing water on your property and plant herbs and flowers mosquitoes hate. However, the reality is that mosquito infestations often originate off your property and then spread to it; this is why you’ll need professional help to deal with mosquito activity on your Oklahoma City property.
Here at Killin’ It Termite and Pest, our mosquito control process can help eliminate mosquitoes, even if you don’t have control over where they’re breeding. We start by inspecting the grounds around your home for standing water. Sometimes, you can think you’ve gotten all the standing water on your property, but there may be sources you missed, like poorly draining planters or rain collecting in unused dog bowls. Some mosquito species can even breed in moist soil, and we can help you figure out if that’s also happening. We’ll also look for harborage areas like shade trees, shrubs, and the like. Mosquitoes have to shelter from the sun during the day, so getting rid of their safe hiding places can be a good way to encourage them to move on.
Once we finish your inspection, we’ll mist your yard, including areas of deep shade, low trees, shrubs, hedges, and other landscaping. We’ll also treat standing water you can’t get rid of, such as ponds or fish pools, with larvicide. We’ll treat every 30 days throughout mosquito season (April through November in our area). We also offer the option of a one-time mosquito treatment for big outdoor events like weddings and graduations.
A Mosquito-Free Property Is A Click Or Call Away
If you have a mosquito infestation you just can’t shake, we’ve got the solution here at Killin’ It Termite and Pest. Our mosquito treatments are safe for you and your family and are also much more effective than solutions you could employ on your own. So if you’re ready to take your home and yard back from these pesky pests or get pest control for your business, give us a call or visit our contact page today!
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