Is It Worth Spraying Your Yard For Mosquitoes?
March 18, 2024

Is It Worth Spraying Your Yard For Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are aggravating pests that easily ruin any outdoor event or backyard fun. But there is more to those little biters than the obvious irritation. We're sure you know this. Join us as we look at a few facts you may not know about mosquitoes and why spraying your yard for mosquitoes is definitely worth it.

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A misconception about mosquito control

How does mosquito control help keep mosquitoes out of your yard? When you get rid of them, won't more of them just fly into your yard? Yes, but mostly no. While mosquitoes can enter your yard at any time, it doesn't happen as often as you might think. Most species don't travel far. When these insects hatch and develop into flying adults, they take to the air with one purpose in mind: reproduction. Their best chance of finding a mate and creating more eggs is to stay near the area where they hatched. Therefore, the mosquitoes in your yard likely started out in your yard.

When a pest management professional sprays your yard, all of the active mosquitoes are removed. That means there are no mosquitoes immediately swarming you when you go outside. If you've planned an outdoor event, it means your guests will remember the food, music, and fun, not irritating mosquito bites.

Why not DIY mosquito control?

Mosquito control is a challenge because most people don't understand why mosquitoes bite. Many believe that mosquitoes survive on blood, but this is not the case. They live on a diet that consists mostly of nectar and plant sap. A mosquito draws plant sap from a weed stem in the same way it draws blood out of your skin. Only female mosquitoes bite people. They need blood in order to create eggs. What does this mean? It means you must target vegetation and low tree canopy if you want to prevent mosquito bites.

Unfortunately, many people attempt to use repellents to keep mosquitoes away. These don't work well because female mosquitoes aren't motivated by hunger. Drawing a blood meal is a matter of species preservation. They'll just go around repellants.

Professional mosquito control targets the areas where mosquitoes are hiding or breeding. The products used are professional-grade, and the application process is field-tested. We get results.

What happens when DIY falls short?

The first repercussion is that you'll continue to deal with mosquito bites. That's not fun. But there are greater implications that you should keep in mind. Many South Carolina residents get mosquito control to guard against mosquito-borne viruses. Some viruses are dangerous, we're sure you know. Malaria, Zika virus, yellow fever, dengue virus (also known as break-bone fever), and chikungunya, are just a few. Fortunately, these viruses are not typically found locally in the United States. They only spread during outbreaks. But it is wise to have protection.

The greater risk of mosquitoes in your yard is a general flu-like illness. Mosquitoes commonly make people sick, and the sickness is mistaken for a cold or flu. Mosquito control helps to reduce this discomfort. It also helps to guard you and your family from certain, more serious local mosquito-borne diseases, such as West Nile virus, which can potentially lead to serious medical symptoms.

Seasonal mosquito control keeps mosquito populations on your property to a minimum and lowers the risk of illness, both mild and severe. The treatments applied by a licensed professional create active protection that lasts.

A mosquito control plan for your South Carolina property

Do you need help making a plan for mosquito control? We are here to assist you. Harris Pest Control provides seasonal mosquito control services in Kingstree, Florence, and Myrtle Beach, as well as throughout the Pee Dee and Grand Strand regions. If you sign up for our service, we will send a fully licensed pest control specialist to spray your property every month from April to September. Our mosquito misting treatments not only target adult mosquitoes but also disrupt mosquito reproduction efforts. In other words, you can count on us to drastically reduce the mosquito population on your property!

Want to learn more or get started? We'd love to talk with you. Contact us by phone or speak with one of our agents via chat. Life is so much better without mosquitoes in your yard!

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