With the concern over mosquito-transmitted diseases like Zika, you may be wondering if there is a way to reduce the number of mosquitoes in your Doylestown, PA yard. Although there are still many unknowns about the potential for Zika in our areas, having a mosquito service in place can greatly reduce the number of itchy, red bites you receive in your own backyard all summer long.
How to Remove Common Mosquito Breeding Areas from Your Yard
Your backyard has a number of potential mosquito breeding areas, some which are as small as a bottle cap! One way homeowners can reduce the number of mosquitoes in their yard is first by reducing the possible breeding areas.
Dave Burgess, Vice President of Operations at Cooper Pest Solutions, explained that to reduce your overall mosquito numbers, you need to reduce the number of possible breeding grounds within you property.
“Eliminate stagnate water around the property,” Burgess said. “Although some mosquitos can fly 40 miles from breeding areas, eliminating them on your property should drastically reduce the number of mosquitos.”
Possible Mosquito Breeding Locations:
- Gutters (clogged or uneven that does not quickly eliminate the water)
- Corrugated down spout extensions
- Planters and pots
- Kids toys
- Areas around property that puddle after a rain
- Open trash cans or buckets
- Bird baths
- Anything that will hold water after a rain
Burgess added that if you go out after rain to inspect your property, be sure to dump any standing water to prevent any potential mosquito breeding grounds.
Professional Mosquito Control Services
One sure-fire way to reduce the mosquitoes in your Doylestown yard is by having a professional mosquito service. Depending on your needs, Cooper Pest Solutions offers two different mosquito services; a one-time special event treatment and a full-season service. We will discuss the options with you and determine which option better suits your needs.
Mosquito-Free Seasonal Service
At Cooper Pest Solutions, we understand how irritating mosquitoes can be and often during the summer they chase family gatherings indoors. After extensive research and development, our staff entomologist Dr. Richard Cooper and Regional Manager Laura Dykes created the Mosquito-Free program to allow residents the ability to enjoy their yard all summer long without the worry of mosquitoes.
The Mosquito Free Program is a service that is offered between May and September, which primarily targets the Asian tiger mosquito (scientific name Aedes Albopictus). Every three weeks a technician will come out to your home and use a mister to treat resting areas around your property. The vegetation around the perimeter of the home in addition to beneath decks and other outdoor shaded areas will be treated as well.
They will also use a growth regulator in areas where the water can pool, which usually makes an ideal location to lay eggs. At the conclusion of the service, the technician will do an inspection of the property and make any additional recommendations to eliminate potential breeding areas.
According to Burgess, the process in which Cooper Pest Solutions conducts their mosquito services are much more effective than any DIY method you may try.
“Our application equipment (misters) apply the pesticide at the correct droplet size,” Burgess said. “Our technicians are well trained on the different types of mosquitoes in our service area and know where to apply the treatments for maximum effectiveness.”
One-time Special Event Mosquito Treatment
Perhaps you aren’t bothered by the mosquito bites you get from your yard, but you have a family reunion barbecue coming up that you don’t want your guests to worry about mosquito bites. If that is the case, then Cooper Pest Solutions’ One-Time Special Event service may be the better option for your needs.
The One-Time Special Event Mosquito Service has the same procedures and effectiveness on the mosquitoes that the seasonal treatment offers, the only difference is that it is a single application.At Cooper Pest Solutions, we are committed to providing you with a “bite-free” backyard all summer long. If you want to be able to enjoy your Doylestown, PA backyard without the worry of mosquitoes, give us a call at 1-800-949-2667 or CLICK HERE to fill out our FREE estimate form.