Let’s be honest… Oftentimes people justify hiring a mosquito control company because they believe they are also protecting their families from ticks at the same time. Even without Zika, Malaria, Encephalitis and other mosquito borne diseases, mosquitoes just make being outside exceedingly less enjoyable.
There is no shame in wanting to be able to enjoy an evening in the backyard without being eaten alive by mosquitoes or having to soak your entire family in Deet.
BUT, the important thing to remember about mosquito control is that every year is going to be different. Rainfall, prevailing winds, and average temperatures are just a few of the environmental factors that go into mosquito population changes and how they may impact your yard.
Whether your rain gutters are cleaned, are there areas of standing water or moisture in your yard, how often you water your lawn, and landscaping features that either provide harborage or breeding sites for mosquitos are also factors that must be considered.
Some companies address such annual variability by putting clients on a schedule of treating for mosquitos every two or three weeks. What this means is that over the course of a single mosquito season, other companies might insist that your family and the environment around your home should be exposed to pesticides, potentially 8 to 12 times!
What makes this kind of approach even worse is that typically these pest management companies spray for mosquitoes in the morning or mid-afternoon, when bees are most active, and with little regard for where your kids play or spend the most time in your yard.
At PesTecs we minimize the need for mosquito control treatments by first understanding the environmental factors that are contributing to mosquito populations reaching nuisance levels in your yard, and letting those factors determine how often we truly need to treat for mosquitos.
Once we have identified our most effective timing for treatments, we minimize the use of pesticides by spraying during the evening and early nighttime hours when mosquitos are most active, and at the same time minimize the negative effects on bees which are active during the day.