Whether you’re planning a kid’s birthday celebration or a fun backyard barbecue with your family and friends, you don’t want mosquitoes hanging around biting everyone. But what can be done about these flying insects? Citronella candles only do so much, and they can be a fire hazard: for a good sized gathering in a large backyard, they’re not really a viable solution.
We asked wedding planners – the professionals who know everything there is to know about top notch outdoor entertaining – how they keep couples’ special day mosquito free. They had three words for us: mosquito control services.
What are mosquito control services?
Mosquito control services include everything your local pest control professional does to keep mosquitoes from breeding, laying eggs, nesting and feeding in your backyard. Mosquitoes are surprisingly complex animals, with multiple life stages and very specific nesting habits. Mosquito control means eliminating mosquitoes from your property at every stage of life.
Did you know thousands of baby mosquitoes can reside in a very small puddle of water? When these baby mosquitoes grow up, they leave the water and start flying around. This is the stage when they start biting you, your family members, friends, and even pets. Mosquitoes spread diseases when they bite, and if there’s one thing everyone agrees on in this world, it’s that no one wants to get sick.
That’s why the first stage of mosquito control services is identifying where mosquitoes are on your property. These populations are eliminated in a way that’s 100% safe for you, your family, and your pets. You’ll get recommendations from the pest control professionals about how to keep the mosquito population from returning. Sometimes something as simple as filling in a low spot in the lawn so water no longer pools there is enough to mitigate a recurring mosquito issue.