The Zika virus has been in the news recently, and although there have been no confirmed cases in the New England area, there are plenty of other mosquito-borne diseases that the CDC and American Mosquito Control Association say everyone should be taking precautions against.
You might know that you have a mosquito infestation if you and your family are getting a lot of bites while outside enjoying the sunset. Another telltale sign of mosquito control problems is a constant buzzing sound coming from female mosquitoes.
Some homeowners may not know this, but fountains, birdbaths, planters, and other backyard receptacles collecting water might be breeding grounds for mosquito larva—and for an eventual mosquito infestation problem.
Remember, the fight against mosquito infestations starts with rooting out sources of standing water on your property.
Repellant, bug lights, physical barriers and screens, and citronella products can help curb a mosquito infestation, but removing standing water eliminates the root cause.
Mosquito Infestation? Call the Professionals!
If you’re looking to eradicate mosquitoes from your home or place of business, Bain Pest Control’s staff of three dozen trained pest control specialists, two in-house entomologists, and two in-house environmental specialists can help you get a mosquito problem under control.
You might want assistance eradicating mosquitoes from your property if you have an outdoor wedding reception, barbecue, or backyard party coming up. If you run a commercial property that hosts outdoor dining events, you want an all-hands-on-deck approach to mosquito management.
Bain’s pest control specialists employ a combination of integrated pest management, common-sense measures like advising you to remove standing water and closing entry points to mosquitoes, and conventional mosquito management approaches.
Conventional approaches might include applying eco-friendly insecticide to vegetation surrounding your facility and applying microbial insecticide products to standing water on your facility.
Bain Pest Control’s maintenance program includes up to six applications throughout New England’s peak mosquito season.
Eliminate Ticks in the Bargain: Tick Control
The scary thing about ticks is that they can go undetected until someone is diagnosed with a tick-borne disease.
One of the quickest means of reducing ticks on your property is to expose shaded areas where ticks might hide to the sunlight. This has the added benefit of reducing moisture in a tick’s habitat and making the spot less attractive for ticks.
Bain’s pest control specialists will come to your property, perform a thorough inspection, and employ Bain’s integrated pest management procedure. Bain’s pros might also recommend removing moist, heavy leaf litter around your home or property because these could be sanctuaries for various tick species.
Heavy ground cover around your property’s perimeter might also be inviting for ticks since they love a dark, moist environment. Felled logs and piles of rocks are also tick hotspots for many New England homeowners.
Bain’s specialists might come to your home and apply eco-friendly insecticide solutions in the following locations: around ground cover vegetation, in areas where your home or lawn meets a wooded area, and around exposed sills or crevices.
Customized Treatment Program and Electronic Reporting
Getting bit by a mosquito or tick can be annoying in its own right, but these insects can also be the bearers of illnesses such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease.
That said, Bain’s customized treatment programs and electronic reporting can give you greater peace of mind.
Request a quote today to find out how you can start getting rid of the ticks and mosquitos that plague your home or business.