Arizona Heat Pest Services: Mosquito Control
MOSQUITO CONTROL SERVICE
Are you tired of dealing with pesky mosquitoes at your property? Our mosquito control service can help! We use effective and environmentally friendly methods to eliminate mosquitoes and prevent their return.
Our Mosquito Control Methods
We use two main methods to get rid of mosquitoes: Pesticide Application and Mosquito Traps.
We apply pesticide to plants around your property monthly, focusing on the underside of leaves where mosquitoes rest during the day. We are careful to avoid applying pesticide to flowers and edible plants to avoid killing beneficial insects or contaminating food sources.
The pesticide we use for mosquito treatment will also exterminate almost all bugs that come in contact with it. Female mosquitoes are the ones that feed on blood. Male mosquitoes feed only plant juices. Both the male and female mosquitoes will rest on the undersides of leaves to keep cool and they will both come in contact with the pesticide. By treating the plants around your property we can reduce the number of mosquitoes on your property.
We will also inspect your property for mosquito breeding sites like standing or stagnant water. We will provide you with advice to eliminate the breeding sites.
Our mosquito control service includes the use of a specially designed mosquito trap that targets egg-laying mosquitoes. The trap uses water with an odor lure to attract mosquitoes. Once inside, the mosquitoes come into contact with a specially treated surface near the water surface and get contaminated with a larvicide and a fungus.
The trap takes advantage of the fact that mosquitoes like to divide their eggs over multiple sites. By letting them fly out of the trap while carrying the larvicide on their legs, they transport the larvicide and contaminate several breeding sites around the trap. This kills larvae in small and hard-to-find breeding sources. The mosquito also gets infected with an insect-specific fungus that kills it before it can spread disease.
Our mosquito control service uses a biological control agent to kill mosquitoes, which is an environmentally friendly solution. Insecticide resistance has become a major problem in countries infested by mosquitoes. Area-wide insecticide fogging is still being used but is showing limited efficacy and major impacts on non-target organisms. This necessitates a switch to more sustainable, environmentally friendly vector control.
Our mosquito trap deploys a small dose of a bioactive mixture in an enclosed point-source environment that is specifically attractive to mosquitoes. Only tiny amounts of larvicide will get spread to other breeding sites, mostly small man-made containers, which is enough to kill mosquito larvae but not enough to cause risk for non-target organisms like fish or mammals. In this way, our trap offers an effective mosquito control option without drastic use of chemicals in the entire environment.
Our mosquito control service can complement existing vector control efforts and be used to control mosquito hotspots and pockets of persistent breeding. We serve residential sites and problem areas such as schools and hospitals where insecticide fogging is restricted. Our service can also be used in community-based mosquito control programs.
If you’re ready to take control of your mosquito problem, contact Arizona Heat Pest Services today. Our experienced technicians will provide you with effective and environmentally friendly mosquito control solutions to keep your property mosquito-free.