We have had a nice break from pesky mosquito problems that plague our Knoxville properties throughout most of the year. Sadly they will be returning soon and we will once again be mired in mosquito season. You can get ahead of the mosquito problems in your yard by considering professional pest control now to garner the best results for the entire season.
Mosquitoes are definitely annoying when you are trying to enjoy outdoor gatherings with family and friends. They buzz around ears, sting a little and cause itchy bumps on the skin. Not only that they can be dangerous. If a mosquito is carrying a disease, they are able to transfer diseases like West Nile virus, Zika virus, Chikungunya fever, encephalitis, or other mosquito-borne illnesses. Mosquito populations are a problem in the Knoxville area during the spring and summer, specifically April to September.
There are some pretty easy mosquito prevention tips on the internet, but most of them are not very effective in reducing the mosquito population enough to make a difference. You should eliminate or at least reduce the amount of standing water in your yard by turning out tools, toys, buckets, glasses, and other items that collect rainwater because any amount of standing water is the perfect breeding place for mosquitoes. Citronella candles are not very effective unless the smoke is between you and the mosquitoes and chemicals are messy with the potential of being harmful to you and your family. There are other mosquito prevention tips that include avoiding mosquito hotspots, wearing light-colored clothing with pants tucked into socks and long-sleeved shirts, applying insect repellent before going outdoors, and avoid going outside at dusk and dawn. The #1 mosquito prevention tip is to contact a professional pest control service that has experience with effective mosquito reduction and control.
The time to start thinking about mosquito control on your property in Knoxville, Tennessee is now, and Russell’s Pest Control is ready to help in the Eastern Tennessee area. Our trained technicians will come out and inspect your property for mosquito breeding areas. An initial treatment includes shrub, bush and tree areas around your home and any other trouble areas. Each month a technician will return, April through September, to re-treat the area. Then you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a yard that mosquitoes won’t want to hang out in. Give us a call today.