Do you avoid your backyard? Ban barbecues during certain months? Keep the kids indoors to avoid bites? These are common problems across the South and Midwest, and in Oklahoma in particular. If you live near the river, have a creek or water attraction in your backyard, or live down the street from a neighbor with a kiddie pool, you’re at risk of mosquito invasion. Even standing water in drains or puddles in the backyard put you at greater risk of bites and disease.
Don’t let mosquitoes decide when you get to enjoy your outdoor space. Take back your yard with a high-quality mosquito control program.
Why Do I Need a Mosquito Control Plan in Tulsa?
Mosquitoes breed so quickly and are so resilient that it can be difficult to keep the little suckers under control with hardware store solutions alone. If you’ve put out citronella candles, sprayed yourself with repellant, turned the fan on high and you’re still being eaten alive, you may need to consider a professional alternative.
Where are the Mosquitoes in My Yard?
Mosquitoes are most active in the early morning and at dusk during the warmest months – usually late April through mid-October. Their breeding cycle is about two weeks – meaning it takes about two weeks for an egg to fully develop into an adult mosquito and begin the breeding process all over again. Ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes include:
- Moist soil
- French Drains
Anywhere that can hold droplets of stagnant water long enough for their eggs to hatch are possible danger zones. Sound like your backyard? Setting up a mosquito control plan in Tulsa is simple – contact West Termite, Pest & Lawn to connect with a mosquito control specialist.
How Dangerous are Mosquitoes?
Unfortunately, mosquitoes can pose a much more serious threat than itchy bites or irritating buzzing. Just one bite from the wrong mosquito can infect the host with any number of diseases:
- West Nile Virus
- Yellow Fever
- St. Louis Encephalitis
While most of these diseases aren’t common, they are making a comeback in the Southern and Midwestern states as a result of heavy seasonal rains and flooding which create large pools of standing water – perfect breeding grounds for a mamma mosquito.
The Tulsa Health Department recently released the results of a mosquito surveillance program that found mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus in Tulsa. Keep your workers, friends, and family safe with a professional mosquito control plan.
Do I Really Need Professional Help with Mosquito Control in Tulsa?
Citronella candles and repellant sprays are good solutions for keeping mosquitoes away from small areas for a few hours – but to drastically reduce your mosquito population and reclaim your backyard, it’s best to hire a professional. West Termite offers a long-term, professional-grade mosquito control program in Tulsa that will create a barrier of protection for your yard.
Focus on areas where feeding and breeding are most likely
Treat the designated areas with a powerful solution to hinder breeding and hatching of the mosquito larvae
Develop a sustainable schedule for reducing or eliminating standing water and treating danger zones
When you’re ready to consult a professional, the staff at West Termite, Pest & Lawn are experienced, friendly, and trained in how to keep your home safe from mosquitos all year round.
Mosquitoes aren’t just pesky summertime insects, they’re a hazard to the health of your family, friends, and pets. If your home or yard is suffering from mosquito infestation, West Termite can help you develop a custom, long-term solution based on your needs and the specific problem areas on your property. So before you plan your next outdoor event, schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced pest control experts.
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