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Mosquitoes In Mooresville: An All-Inclusive Prevention And Control Guide

Mosquitoes are annoying pests. They greet you when you go out into your yard and ruin outdoor activities by biting you. What can you do about them? Is there a way to prevent mosquito bites? There sure is. Join us today as we look at mosquito behavior. We'll break down all the facts and show you how to keep mosquitoes away by considering why they hang out in your yard in the first place. If you want fast answers to questions about mosquitoes in Mooresville or need mosquito control near you, remember that your Lake Norman Home Services service team is here to help. We use advanced pest management solutions to get the results you want and help you get the level of control that is specific to your needs.

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Understanding Mosquito Behavior: Essential For Effective Control

The reason people get mosquito bites is that they don't know how to stop getting bitten by mosquitoes. It sounds silly, but there is a lot of truth in this statement. Knowledge is the key. It doesn't matter how much you try to avoid mosquitoes and take preventative measures to stop them from biting you; they always find a way. The secret to avoiding bites is not having mosquitoes on your property, and the secret to keeping mosquitoes away in Mooresville is connected to mosquito behavior. Here are a few facts you may not know about mosquitoes.

  • Mosquitoes don't fly around all the time. In fact, they spend most of their time resting.
  • Mosquitoes like to rest in vegetation because they feed on plant sap and nectar. Yes. You read that right. Only female mosquitoes eat blood, and only for the purpose of reproduction. Mosquitoes also like vegetation because of the humidity and moisture. They are simple organisms that easily dry out in arid conditions.
  • Mosquitoes hide in shaded areas. They do this to keep out of the sunlight. While they like warm temperatures, direct exposure dries them out.
  • When mosquitoes aren't resting, they're feeding or breeding.
  • As mosquitoes breed on your property, the female mosquitoes lay about a hundred eggs at a time.
  • The mosquitoes that hatch in your yard will likely hang around on your property, particularly if it has favorable conditions, such as moisture, humidity, shade, food, and other mosquitoes.
  • When mosquitoes mate in your yard, females look for suitable places to lay their eggs. Most mosquitoes lay eggs in stagnant water; only an inch of water is needed. 

You're on your way to being a mosquito expert. But why are all of these facts important? How do they keep mosquitoes out of your yard? We'll tell you in a minute. First, let's quickly look at why you should make an effort to keep mosquitoes away.

Mosquito Dangers: Itchy Bites, Allergic Reactions, And Diseases

We don't have to tell you that mosquitoes are potentially dangerous. But Mooresville residents differ in their opinions of how dangerous they are. These opinions are influenced by different understandings of how and why mosquitoes spread viruses. So, rather than give you a list of diseases caused by mosquitoes, let's look at how mosquito-borne diseases spread and how they impact you.

  • Many mosquito species don't spread diseases at all. That is why you can get so many mosquito bites without getting sick.
  • Mosquitoes are able to spread diseases but aren't born with the diseases. They contract them from local animal populations or other people. Sometimes mosquitoes can pick up diseases from those returning from other countries where the different diseases are endemic.
  • When a mosquito bites you, the first concern is that you'll have an allergic reaction. The saliva from the mosquito enters your body, and your body fights back against what it sees as an invasion. Histamine floods into the wound, causing irritation, swelling, rash, and itchiness. In most cases, this is all that will happen when you get bitten. Your reaction to mosquito bites will vary from others depending on many factors, including skin type.
  • When an infected mosquito bites you, you'll have an allergic reaction, but the virus will also enter the wound. Your body will attempt to fight this off as well. If you have a strong immune system, you may have light symptoms or no symptoms at all, even if the virus is considered deadly.
  • If your body does not fight off a mosquito-borne disease, you get sick. The most common symptom is a headache because mosquitoes in the United States most commonly spread diseases that cause encephalitis.
  • The most common result of mosquito disease transmission is flu-like symptoms. But extreme and potentially deadly symptoms are possible. Mosquitoes can also cause strange or unexpected issues, such as paralysis or microcephaly in unborn children.

We recommend educating yourself by going to the CDC website and reading about mosquito-borne diseases found in local animal populations within North Carolina and deciding for yourself how much protection you need for yourself and your family.

The Key To Mosquito Control: Proactive Measures For Prevention

Now that you understand the risks, it is time to talk about how mosquito control works. As we pointed out, the best way to avoid bites is to not have mosquitoes around your home. How do you get rid of mosquitoes in your yard? The secret to proactive mosquito prevention is to consider mosquito behavior. Let's break the facts down again with prevention in mind.

  • Mosquitoes rest during the day. That is the time to treat your yard and knock down any adult mosquitoes.
  • Mosquitoes have preferred resting locations, which makes it easy to target them.
  • When all of the mosquitoes in resting places are eliminated, there are no female mosquitoes left to lay eggs on your property.
  • If you have breeding sites on your property, it is necessary to apply larvicide to prevent mosquito development. The larvicide should have insect growth regulators, which prevent mosquitoes from developing into flying (and biting) adult mosquitoes.
  • It takes time for new mosquitoes to enter your yard because they prefer to stay around the area they hatch. If you have routine and consistent treatments throughout mosquito season, you'll have the least amount of mosquitoes in your yard.

There is no way to completely keep mosquitoes away and rid your yard of mosquitoes forever, but ongoing mosquito control can make it feel like your yard is mosquito-free. To get the best results, we recommend hiring a professional. There are many reasons. Let's take a look at them.

Effective Mosquito Control: How Professionals Ensure Lasting Results

You are now armed with the knowledge you need to keep mosquitoes away from your yard. All that is lacking is an understanding of how to apply treatments. Here are a few reasons we recommend professional treatments:

  • Professionals inspect and consider breeding sites, resting areas, and conducive conditions. Your treatment plan is built off the data collected by your licensed pest management professional.
  • We use professional-grade materials that target mosquito biology in a unique way and have a limited impact on non targeted organisms.
  • All materials are applied in appropriate amounts according to safety guidelines and best practices.
  • We put materials where they will have the greatest impact and long-lasting results.
  • We consider breeding locations and make them unusable for female mosquitoes.
  • Throughout the mosquito season, we apply your treatments on a routine schedule and never miss a treatment. 

There is no better way to keep mosquitoes out of your yard than to have seasonal mosquito control. But what if you don't want year-round mosquito abatement? Can you just get one mosquito treatment? Yes. You sure can. While it won't keep mosquitoes away for long, it is a great option if you have a property you're going to use for an outdoor gathering. For example, you may convert a field behind your home into a location for a wedding, reception, birthday, reunion, graduation, or some other important event. Before that important day arrives, we can apply a treatment to arrest mosquito activity so that your guests will remember how much fun they had and not how frustrating it was dealing with mosquitoes. 

Whether you need a one-time mosquito treatment for an outdoor event or ongoing mosquito control to take your yard back and enjoy it all year long, you can count on Lake Norman Home Services. We have the experience and professionalism to provide impeccable service and results-based mosquito treatments throughout the mosquito season. It is an easy and stress-free way to learn more about mosquito services in Mooresville, North Carolina, or to schedule a service visit should you choose to. We look forward to talking with you, and we also look forward to helping you find the right solution for mosquitoes and other pests. We are your local area pest experts, and we're here to help you find the right fit for your pest control needs.

Jump over to our contact page and tell us about your mosquito control needs.

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