Bergen County Mosquito Control Services
At Precise Pest Control, we offer backyard mosquito control to exterminate larvae and eggs, as well as eliminate the presence of adult mosquitoes. The spring season is when mosquitoes thrive, so it is best to look into backyard mosquito treatment solutions in March and April. We are your local mosquito exterminator service, and we’re here to help eliminate these troublesome pests from your life.
Our exterminators will also drain stagnant water, provide advice concerning using specialized window screens or nets to prevent itchy bites, and provide other helpful tips for outdoor pest control. Here is some additional information about mosquitos and backyard mosquito control that homeowners should know about.
An Overview of Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are a type of insect that have long legs, thin bodies, and thin wings. Only female mosquitoes are capable of biting because male mosquitoes prefer to feed on flowers’ nectar instead. Everyone’s skin reacts to mosquito bites differently, but the redness and swelling of a bite occurs because a female mosquito injects an anticoagulant to enable her to feed on the blood of an unsuspecting host.
In terms of mosquito control in NJ, mosquitoes start to become more active in the spring and come out in full force during the summer months. This is because mosquitoes breed and thrive during warm, moist periods of weather and may continue breeding for long periods of time. Female mosquitoes can lay more than 100 eggs at a time, and those eggs will hatch into larvae within 24 to 48 hours. Perhaps the most troubling aspect of mosquitoes is their ability to carry disease. Without good mosquito control, diseases like West Nile virus, malaria, chikungunya, yellow fever, and dengue can spread and be deadly.
How to Prevent and Treat Mosquito Bites
The best way to prevent mosquito bites is to eliminate the environment that mosquitoes have to thrive in. Mosquitoes love areas where water is allowed to collect, such as gutters, bird baths, and flooded yards. Eliminating water is a great way to destroy mosquitoes while they are in the larvae and pupae stages and before they reach maturity with the ability to bite. Various over-the-counter products and homemade DIY solutions are effective in reducing the likelihood that you’ll be bit by a mosquito. Wearing long sleeves, long pants, socks, shoes, and a hat can also help reduce your risk.
If you’ve already been bitten, resist the urge to scratch the mosquito bite, as this can lead to infection. Instead, soothe the bite with aloe vera gel, calamine lotion, hydrocortisone cream, or a cold compress. It may also help to dab some baking soda paste onto your mosquito bite to reduce the itch or take an over-the-counter antihistamine medication, such as Benadryl.
Signs of a Backyard Mosquito Control Issue
Fortunately, you may be able to spot a backyard mosquito control issue before serious bites to humans or animals even take place. Mosquitoes typically make a high-pitched, buzzing sound that you can hear in your yard when it’s quiet outside. You may also notice insects flying around stagnant water, in dim or shaded areas, or an increase in their presence after a spring or summer rainstorm. Unlike many other outdoor pest control issues, mosquitoes don’t cause structural damage to your home. However, they do pose serious risks to the health and safety of people and pets nearby.
Indoor Mosquito Control
These insects tend to seek a blood meal as dusk approaches and throughout the night, leading to individuals waking up to find bites on their faces and arms. A complete inspection of the interior of a home or building for mosquitoes is also part of a professional exterminator’s job.
Exterminators can inspect the interior and exterior of commercial and residential properties to find places where mosquitoes lay eggs on the surface of the water. Standing or stagnant puddles of water are where most eggs and larvae are found before the insects begin to fly to new locations to seek a meal.
Property owners are often unaware that there are conditions on their land that assist mosquitoes to breed and eventually find their way indoors. Places where mosquitoes breed include flowerpots left in yards, indentations on rooftops and old tires. Construction sites with holes that are not properly filled also create a large area where the insects flourish.
When to Hire a Professional Mosquito Exterminator
The initial job of a mosquito exterminator is two-fold: to control mosquito larvae and also to control adult mosquitoes. To control larvae, exterminators may apply solutions to the water in small ponds and ditches on your property. For adult mosquitoes, a mosquito exterminator must eliminate breeding sources in as many areas as possible.
Prior to rainy times of year are excellent opportunities to hire a professional mosquito exterminator to take a look at your situation and assess how serious of a mosquito control backyard problem you have. For ongoing outdoor pest control management and to prevent future infestations, it is a good idea to have a mosquito treatment performed at least once per month during peak mosquito season. But if you live near a water source or have decorative water features in your yard, more frequent mosquito exterminator services may be needed.
As soon as you notice mosquitos in your yard or feel yourself getting bit, it’s a good time to call a mosquito exterminator professional right away to prevent additional mosquito breeding. At Precise Pest Control, we use a variety of mosquito exterminator methods to address mosquito issues based upon your specific property and the severity of the problem.
Contact a Trusted New Jersey Mosquito Control Service
Our exterminators know the best ways to get rid of mosquitoes in your backyard and keep mosquitoes at bay. While diseases carried by mosquitoes are relatively rare, their severe symptoms and potentially fatal consequences are too great to take risks. Contact us at (866) 971-2847 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free home inspection.
For over 30 years, Precise Termite & Pest Control has been providing mosquito control NJ and servicing Bergen, Morris, and other counties in New Jersey with expert and reliable mosquito control services. We proudly serve the following areas:
Bergen County, Passaic County, Morris County, Essex County, Sussex County, Wayne, Teaneck, Mahwah, Paramus, Hackensack, Ramsey, Clifton, West Milford, Totowa, and Woodland Park.