Why Mosquito Control Is Important — and How It Works
We’ve all experienced the nuisance of mosquitoes during a relaxing evening outdoors. The buzzing sounds they make can irritate as you relax, while the itchy bumps from one of their bites can take a few days to clear up. While certainly frustrating, these scenarios showcase the mild impact mosquitoes can have on humans.
Research shows that more than 1 million people across the globe die every year from mosquito-borne illnesses. Known to be carriers of harmful diseases like the West Nile virus, mosquitoes can inflict debilitating symptoms that last weeks, months or even years in some cases. (Humans aren’t the only ones affected. Dogs and horses are also very susceptible to contracting mosquito-borne illnesses as well.)
While this shines a light on why mosquito control is important, the next step is to consider the different measures to keep mosquitoes at bay in your yard — some of which aren’t as effective (or convenient) as others.
Setbacks of Temporary Mosquito Control Solutions
Mosquito Repellant Spray
As with other sprays, it’s not always easy to tell if you missed a spot — but mosquitoes that are on the hunt are sure to notice. So even if you reapply as the product label indicates, there’s no guarantee that you’ll get the total coverage you need to stay protected. (And often, when we’re caught up in conversation, we tend to forget to reapply mosquito repellent anyways.)
Aside from the room-for-error, mosquito repellant spray is also known to come with strong odors and the potential to irritate your skin. The spray could also catch the wind and accidentally end up in someone’s eye, causing irritation as well.
Citronella candles can add ambiance to your backyard, but they tend to be of little help when it comes to mosquito control. While the oil inside the candles is meant to mask scents that attract mosquitoes, the candles tend to emit only a small concentration of oil, which evaporates quickly. This causes them to be ineffective in blocking out mosquito populations.
How Our Mosquito Control Works All Season Long
At Lush Lawn & Safari Tree, we take a more proactive, long-term approach to mosquito control. This means fewer inconveniences for you and greater protection against mosquito-borne disease.
Using a backpack mister/blower unit, our team applies an EPA approved mosquito control to shrubs, trees and shaded areas of your lawn where mosquitoes tend to hang out during the day and breed. With these control measures in place, you’ll eliminate the mosquito populations that strike at night.
While our mosquito control program is effective, it’s also important to note that it’s safe. We apply products when your windows and doors are closed, which in turn allows the mosquito control to dry and get to work before the evening arrives. And there’s no need to worry about harm to surrounding plants, as our product is safe for your entire landscape.
Since mosquitoes hatch all summer long, a treatment only lasts three to four weeks. Our licensed technicians apply five treatments beginning in May and going through September, allowing you to enjoy the entire season without the buzzing sounds or bites of mosquitoes.
There’s no better time to invest in mosquito control measures for your outdoor space. Contact Lush Lawn & Safari Tree today to receive a special offer on season-long protection against mosquitoes.