Pest Guide for Mosquitoes
Every year we look forward to the sunshine and warmth of summer, but one thing that comes with summer that’s not so pleasant is mosquitoes. These tiny fly-like insects are not only a nuisance, but they can also be dangerous if they’re carrying diseases like West Nile Virus, the Zika Virus, Malaria, and more. Cousins of flies and gnats, mosquitos love the water. South Carolina’s lakes, rivers, and marshes are the prime breeding ground for these insects. Though they may congregate in large quantities in nature, bodies of water at home can attract them too. A pond in your backyard, birdbath, and even your swimming pool can make these bugs more likely to hang around.
Where to look for Mosquitoes on Your Property:
You don’t need a large body of water to attract mosquitos, however. Even half an inch of standing water is enough for these pests to lay 100 eggs. In a few weeks, they can produce as many as 3,000 eggs. Eliminating any water sources from your property or protecting pools, ponds and lakes are always one of the first things we do to eliminate mosquitos.
You should also know that mosquito bites aren’t only itchy when we’re bitten. In fact, there is a reason why you rarely notice a mosquito until it’s gone. When these insects bite a human or animal, their saliva produces an anesthetic, giving them an advantage as they feed. Only after our bodies begin to react to the saliva do we start itching. Usually, the mosquito has flown far off by then.
Mosquito Control Treatments In South Carolina
Ledford’s mosquito pest control treatments all start with a thorough inspection of your property. We want to identify your unique risks. Once one of our qualified technicians inspects your yard, they will assemble a personalized mosquito yard treatment plan for your home. Some ways we eliminate the source of mosquitos include:
- Locate and treat potential invasion sites
- Offering tips on how to keep mosquitos out of your yard
- Recommending landscaping tips to prevent mosquitoes from hiding in bushes and plants during the day
You may also decide that chemical treatments are a valuable part of your mosquito pest control plan. Some options we provide are:
- Insecticides that stop mosquitos from resting in shrubs, trees, and plants
- Insect growth regulators that prevent mosquitoes from developing in the water
- Microbial insecticides that kill mosquito eggs to prevent growth and eliminate their presence in water bodies
We also offer non-toxic, eco-friendly pest control solutions that are safe for children and pets. We take your entire family and property into account as we craft the perfect solution for you.
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Mosquito Infestation Signs to Watch Out For
Besides being visible pests that will constantly fly around and land on you, there are other signs of a mosquito problem to watch out for. Buzzing is one sign that you’ll find it difficult to ignore; the females produce this sound as they fly through the air in search of a food source.
You might also notice mosquito eggs in pet bowls, bird feeders, ponds, or potted plants. You should minimize any stagnant water on your property immediately, but there is nothing you can do about your neighbors or nature. That’s why an effective mosquito pest control plan is so important.
Residential Mosquito Pest Control
Enjoy nights in your backyard or relax on the porch. Ledford’s offers residential mosquito pest control services in South Carolina that are safe for the entire family. We will protect your pets, children, and loved ones from any toxic chemicals while offering suggestions for keeping your property mosquito-free.
Commercial Mosquito Pest Control
Keep your customers comfortable all summer with the best commercial mosquito pest control services in South Carolina. We offer non-toxic solutions that make it safe for animals and patrons of your business. Outdoor dining in restaurants will no longer be a nightmare thanks to our solutions!
Contact Us Today to Schedule Your Mosquito Pest Control Services
Having been in business for nearly 50 years, Ledford’s is well trusted and knows exactly what it takes to make sure mosquitoes and other bugs stay away from any property. Our certified, state-licensed pest control technicians in South Carolina are always ready to respond to your call. Keeping your home or business comfortable, safe, and sanitary is our top priority. We’re here to help with mosquito prevention and control. Schedule an appointment on our website or call us with any questions!