Mosquito Control Services in Clover, NC
Although, technically, mosquitoes are a seasonal pest, the season has significantly expanded in North Carolina, lasting nearly half of the year. If these biting, disease-carrying pests are preventing you from enjoying the outdoors, it’s time to take back your yard with Noosa’s Clover mosquito control treatments by contacting us online or call 704-499-9922.
North Carolina Mosquito Species
Our state has about 60 types of mosquitoes and this pest can spread a significant number of diseases—some of which don’t have medicines to treat them yet. This makes managing the population on your property even more important.
Two common species in our area include:
- Asian Tiger Mosquitoes: This species, which lives throughout North Carolina, can carry a type of encephalitis and chikungunya, and may also carry the Zika virus. Unfortunately, they bite, day and night. To help reduce their population, address standing water on your property because this is where they breed.
- Northern House Mosquitoes: This type can carry the West Nile virus. Located throughout the state, they typically confine their activity to nighttime. They usually breed in places like ditches and in-ground pools.
Nobody likes to get bitten by mosquitoes (or any other pests, for that matter). If this happens to you, it was a female because male mosquitoes don’t bite. Some people seem to be more attractive to these pests, probably because their scent is more appealing for some reason.
When someone is bitten, mosquito saliva can trigger an allergic reaction, which can lead to red bumps that itch. Some bites can swell and some people develop blisters or hives. If you’re bitten, wash the area thoroughly with soap and water and try not to scratch because that can boost the chances of developing an infection. Anti-itch creams or calamine lotion can provide relief—so can placing ice on the affected area, taking over-the-counter antihistamines, and elevating that part of the body.
If these tips aren’t enough or you suspect an infection, contact your doctor. If you or someone else has a fever after a bite or you experience shortness of breath or vomiting, get immediate medical attention.
Mosquitoes and Disease
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides insights into diseases carried by this pest, listing the chikungunya virus, dengue, malaria, West Nile virus, and Zika virus. People who become sick after a bite could “have a mild, short-term illness or (rarely) severe or long-term illness. Severe cases of mosquito-borne diseases can cause death.”
Mosquito treatments help you to reduce the risk and protect yourself, your family, and people who visit your home.
Get some Zika virus insight from our Chief Bugman, Fred Wingate!
Watch this behind-the-scenes footage of how our Mosquito Reduction service works!
Mosquito Pest Control Services in the Clover Area
When you need mosquito yard treatments, our trained technicians follow the highest standards to balance safety and effectiveness when delivering your services. We apply treatments without cutting corners, which sets us apart from many other mosquito exterminator companies.
Noosa follows a multi-pronged approach:
- Product application: For optimal effectiveness, products must be carefully applied in places where the pests hide and breed. We avoid indiscriminate spaying, focusing on strategically applying mosquito yard treatments to protect you, your family, and your pets.
- Application frequency: For maximum effectiveness, mosquito treatments should be applied every 21 days during mosquito season. Because females can lay 100+ eggs at a time, it’s important to disrupt each cycle of new mosquitoes. Some other companies only apply treatments once a month with Noosa’s schedule being key to our effective mosquito pest control.
- Preventative measures: When you make your yard a less hospitable environment for these pests, this enhances the effectiveness of your professional mosquito prevention treatments. Find tips in the answer to the FAQ, “What is the best way to keep mosquitoes away?”
Our trained technicians will treat beneath your shrubs and plant leaves, in mulched beds, and more for a truly comprehensive Clover mosquito control strategy. We embrace systematic strategies that go beyond what the other pest control companies offer.
Organic Mosquito Control
We focus on low-impact pest control strategies that are kind to our environment while still being highly effective. We’ll also share natural mosquito prevention suggestions with you that will complement our green pest control treatments. If you’re interested in hearing more about organic mosquito control techniques, just ask!
Contact Noosa Pest Management
We’re mosquito exterminators—but also much more than that. Everyone at our locally owned and operated business is a steward of our natural environment as we offer low impact pest control services. Each technician is highly trained in locating spots where mosquitoes are likely to live and in using the latest and most effective products to address pest populations in a wide range of environments.
For Clover pest control services, contact us online or call 704-499-9922 for a free, no-obligation inspection and customized recommendations.
Clover Mosquito Control FAQs
Deprive them of water! They need this to survive and only need a capful of water to lay their eggs. So, take a look at birdbaths and fountains, inspecting them for stagnant water and empty them often. Also look at these potential water sources and empty them regularly:
- Children’s toys, including pools and playsets
- Pet’s food/water bowls
- Plant and flower pot trays
- Gardening and yard equipment: buckets, wheelbarrows, and more
- Clogged gutters and downspouts
- Folds in covers for boats, cars, and grills
- Garbage cans without lids or with dents
Keep your grass well mown and clear out any dead foliage. This helps to reduce shady spots for mosquitoes. Also, to keep them outside of your home, make sure there aren’t holes in door and window screens; if so, fix them while sealing gaps with weather stripping.
Although there will always be some of these pests outdoors, our mosquito exterminators can greatly reduce their population through our highly effective treatment plan. Plus, when you factor in the impact of reducing the standing water on your property and how Noosa applies treatments every 21 days during the peak season, our mosquito yard treatments can be quite effective, allowing you to enjoy your time outdoors without worrying about being bitten.
There are over-the-counter products available at stores, including foggers and sprays. The challenge? They can be difficult to safely and effectively apply and, for your safety, you should wear personal protective equipment. For increased safety and effectiveness, professionals have the training, experience, products, and equipment to reduce mosquito populations.
There are plenty of green pest control treatments that are highly effective and, at Noosa, we’re always looking for non-chemical, non-toxic solutions for your home or business. That’s why we offer alternatives to chemical treatments, first exhausting all organic mosquito control methods before considering other treatments.
Because there is no one-size-fits-all method, there are times when botanical treatments just aren’t enough. So, we’ll review all of your options with you and, when we use a green approach, we’ll use our application expertise to maximize its impact. There are only a few Clover pest control providers who even offer this eco-friendly approach. So, if you like the idea of being good to our environment, contact Noosa!
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