How Effective is Mosquito Reduction?

How Effective Is Mosquito Reduction
July 5, 2023
Fred Wingate

So, you’re having your yard serviced for mosquitoes this year? Did you suffer enough during last year’s brutal summer when your family had fallen victim to swarms of mosquitoes and their itchy bites?

Maybe you moved into a new home with brush and standing water already in the yard and wanted to remove it immediately? Or, perhaps, you were worried about your family’s health, knowing the risks of mosquito bites and infection?

Regardless of the underlying reasons, effective pest control is always a gamble when it comes to mosquito treatment from unknown companies. But as professional mosquito exterminators, we understand these pesky critters and know how to eradicate them.

Why should you treat mosquitoes?

Some mosquitoes are harmful and spread viruses like West Nile, dengue, Zika, and parasites like malaria. Others only bother people and are considered nuisances that bite but don’t spread illness. Of the over 200 mosquito types in the U.S., about 12 spread serious diseases.

Harmful mosquitoes can transmit disease organisms to people, pets, and wildlife. Most are active during the evening and at night. However, in our homes and workplaces, the mosquitoes breeding in rain-filled tires, drainage ditches, overflowing gutters, and tree holes are often active during the day.

Unfortunately, pesticide applications are only a short-term solution to long-term mosquito problems. It takes a substantial effort to prevent or reduce these problems. And they’ll keep returning if you don’t remove or alter their habitat.

In most of the United States, peak mosquito season lasts from the spring to fall, the best time to spray for mosquitoes. Charlotte, North Carolina’s hot, humid temperatures and standing water are the ideal environments for them to thrive. However, they only emerge when the temperature surpasses 50 degrees F. So if the local temperature stays cool, you might not encounter them until a warm evening.

Factors in Mosquito Control and Reduction

At Noosa Pest Management, we often get questions about how effective our mosquito reduction is. The answer depends on a few factors. One is the chosen application method — we ensure that the application process is done right, without cutting corners.

Our applicators are highly trained in all fields of pest management, not just mosquito reduction. This allows our clients to feel a much higher sense of confidence that our applications will be on target and mixed correctly. We will also make any recommendations to the homeowners as to how they can help reduce the mosquito population in their yard. It is not just about the method of application but more about the pre-treatment inspection, product selection, application process and non-chemical means of control to reduce the reproduction of the next generation of mosquitoes.

The next factor is application frequency. As most of us already know, mosquitoes breed at an alarming rate, with females laying over 100 eggs at once. So, repeating the treatment throughout the targeted months is crucial to breaking the breeding cycle. When you sign up for Noosa’s mosquito reduction services, we stick to a strict mosquito control treatment, returning to your home approximately every three weeks for an application.

Another significant factor in effective professional mosquito treatment is property owners’ initiatives to reduce potential mosquito breeding sites. It’s best to keep the brush and foliage at bay and take the steps needed to reduce the standing water that fills your gutters, lies stagnant in worn-out tires, and hosts breeding mosquitoes. This service can still be highly effective even with factors like these in mind.

Pesticide Use in Mosquito Treatment

Noosa Pest frequently receives praise from our clients for how we “gave them their yard back” despite having been unable to work in their yard for several years. But now, mosquitoes have been drastically reduced, thanks to our state-of-the-art mosquito control services.

The most significant impact on mosquito populations occurs when they are accessible immobile, and concentrated – such as during the breeding cycle. These factors emphasize habitat management and occur in the immature stages (egg, larva, and pupa) before they emerge as adult mosquitoes.

For adult mosquitoes, the best treatment is adulticides, which are applied using ultra-low volume (ULV) sprays, with ULV sprayers dispensing tiny droplets.

The adulticide treatment described above maximizes pesticide application effectiveness while minimizing the use of widespread pesticide distribution. Larvicides eliminate larvae in breeding habitats before they mature, become adults, and disperse. Moreover, using larvicides to treat mosquito breeding habitats helps reduce the adult population considerably.

Mosquitoes? Call Noosa!

For Charlotte residents with yards at risk for mosquitoes, our reduction service is a stellar solution for keeping the mosquito population in check and controlled mainly during spring and summer but sometimes year-round.

Here at Noosa Pest, we know it’s critical to hire professionals with high standards and trained in various pest control applications. That’s why we take mosquito control and prevention very seriously, which sets us apart from many other pest control providers in our area. We use the latest equipment and products that are low toxicity while still effective. This approach is good for you, your family, and the beneficial insects in your yard, such as honey bees, which we always try to keep safe and healthy.

Keeping the mosquito population at bay is our top priority for protecting your yard, home, and family. Our mosquito exterminators treat your yard everywhere mosquitoes hide during the day—under the leaves of plants and shrubs, in mulched beds, and more as part of our cost-effective, proven mosquito treatment strategy.

As your Charlotte mosquito exterminators, we proudly serve neighboring communities such as:

Call us today at 704-499-9922.

Fred Oct2023

Fred Wingate

Chief Bugman

Fred Wingate is the dedicated Owner and Chief Bugman at Noosa Pest Management, a thriving pest control company in Charlotte, NC. He established the company in 2006 with a vision to provide exceptional pest management services to the local community. By staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in pest management and fostering a culture of continuous improvement, he ensures that Noosa Pest remains at the forefront of the industry.

Not only is Fred deeply invested in the well-being and satisfaction of his clientele, he is also passionate about supporting the local community, including schools, churches, and other organizations. The future of our community is important to Noosa Pest, and proudly contributes to its growth and prosperity.

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