Mosquitoes are prominent in Tennessee and can cause much harm by spreading disease and viruses including the much publicized Zika virus. In most instances, people infected with the Zika virus don’t realize they have contracted the disease because they have no symptoms. In addition to the infectious harm they cause, they are pests no one wants around. Their bites cause humans and pets to itch and sometimes an allergic reaction may occur.
Getting Rid of Mosquitoes in Your Yard
To get rid of mosquitoes in the Middle Tennessee area, repellant is one solution, but the best option involves a treatment plan. Priority Pest Protection will treat for mosquitoes and keep them from your home, yard, family, and pets. There is no further obligation or contract for future pest control.
Mosquito Pest Control Team
Priority Pest’s mosquito team offers protection plans to cater to your specific needs. Whether your mosquito problem requires a speedy area treatment for an outdoor wedding/reception, a season-long protection for your family’s daily backyard adventures, or protection for your outdoor play areas at your day care, Priority Pest’s expert treatment will help. All our mosquito control services are performed outdoors and do not require indoor access to your home or business. Although you will always be notified before a service is performed at your requested location, you do not need to be present. We try and make our pest control services convenient, safe for family and pets, and hassle-free.
A Few Mosquito Facts
- There are around 3,500 species of mosquitoes, but only 200 or so prefer to bite humans.
- If a mosquito has bitten you, it was a female. Male mosquitoes enjoy feeding on plants, but females need a “host meal” before they can lay their eggs.
- Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in very shallow water or damp soil. Eliminate any standing water near your home or yard to reduce the number of active mosquitoes.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states only 4 chemicals are effective for repelling mosquitoes. These are DEET, Picaridin, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus (or its synthetic version, called PMD), and IR3535.
- The emergence of a worldwide outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease, known as chikungunya, has been traced to a 2004 drought in Kenya. While the disease hasn’t made it to the United States yet, scientists believe the emergence in the US may occur at any time.
Worried about your outdoor areas or yard having mosquitoes in the Nashville area?