The Importance Of Mosquito Control
If you live in Jacksonville, Wilmington, or any of the surrounding NC counties, towns, or communities, then you already know that mosquitoes are often a huge problem. They love the warm, humid climate, and in the summer months, they can be a real issue. They are usually found all around your yard, which means that you can’t enjoy your outdoor space without having to fight them off or continuously treat your skin. And mosquitoes love water, so they are always around pools, ponds, lakes, and streams. If you have water around your home, then you probably have a mosquito problem. Mosquitoes in Jacksonville are more than simple buzzing nuisances on your property – they’re dangerous pest invaders that require professional mosquito control tactics to remove safely. B&T Pest Control can help.
Understanding Mosquitoes & Their Dangers
For many individuals in Jacksonville, NC, mosquitoes may seem like nothing more than bothersome pests that deliver itchy bites and are occasionally encountered around the outdoors. However, a population of mosquitoes around your property can pose many threats and make spending time outside unpleasant.
Mosquitoes are carriers of many diseases around the world. Malaria, yellow fever, and dengue fever are some of the most common. In North Carolina, three viruses are carried by mosquitoes to people – Eastern equine, La Crosse and West Nile. In some cases, the illness caused by these viruses may be severe and result in encephalitis or death. Heartworm is also a common disease in dogs carried by mosquitoes.
Mosquito populations can also be incredibly difficult to remove with DIY treatments and home remedies. The only surefire way to get rid of mosquitoes is to contact B&T Pest Control for professional mosquito treatment around your property.
How Our Mosquito Control Service Works
Our first step is to conduct a thorough inspection of your property. To get rid of mosquitoes around your home, our mosquito exterminators have to identify the source. Mosquitoes usually breed in small pools of water, such as small containers, tree holes, buckets, birdbaths, and even ditches and ponds. If these are not eliminated, the mosquitoes will breed again in no time. The products that our mosquito exterminators use have been tested and approved by the EPA for effectiveness with the safety of your property, your family and pets, and the environment in mind.
We Offer One-Time Mosquito Treatments Too!
We give our clients options. If you have an outdoor party, a wedding, or a dinner, it can be painful and embarrassing for your guests to fight off mosquitoes during the event. We offer single event mosquito treatments for these scenarios. Or you can choose to get mosquito protection for your home or business for the entire season.
Mosquito Bite Prevention Tips
There are some things you can do to help prevent mosquito bites:
- Wear light colored clothing, long sleeve shirts and long pants when possible.
- Avoid outdoor activity when mosquitoes are most active which is typically around dawn and dusk.
- Use one of the mosquito repellents recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). DEET (30 percent or less for adults and 10 percent or less for children should be sufficient) and picaridin are considered to be the most effective mosquito repellents. Oil of lemon eucalyptus also repels mosquitoes but is less effective than DEET. Follow the label directions when using any mosquito repellent product.
- Keep windows and doors screened.
- Eliminate mosquito breeding places around the home. Be sure to empty, destroy, recycle or cover containers like tires, tin cans, buckets and bottles where mosquitoes can lay their eggs. Change water in bird baths and pet bowls at least once a week. Remove or empty dishes under potted plants.
When you’re tired of those bugs bugging you, call the pros at B&T Pest Control!
Trust the Mosquito Control Experts
The best way to repel mosquitoes from your property is to trust the mosquito control experts at B&T Pest Control. Mosquitoes are included with our guaranteed PestGuard pest control program at no additional charge. If you own a home or business in Eastern North Carolina, you should consider being on a regular mosquito pest control program. Protecting your home and business from all types of pests is important, especially mosquitoes. For only $4 per month, you and your home can be guaranteed against mosquitoes, too! Call us at 910-329-1337 for a quick and effective solution for mosquitoes!
Our company was established in 1982, giving up decades of experience in the pest control world. We’re a family-owned business, and we know exactly how important it is to keep your property safe from the troubles that mosquitoes bring. When you invest in B&T Pest Control, you’re investing in quality mosquito control services in Jacksonville, friendly customer service, and home pest control methods delivered with knowledge, integrity, and the utmost reliability.
Contact us today to learn more or to start getting your property’s mosquito problem under control.
What B&T Customers Are Saying
"The customer service when scheduling was awesome. They were able to come out next day which was great. The technician, Nick, arrived on time, was very informative, and was also super nice. Overall, great experience."