Located along the Potomac River and famous for its historic Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia is a city that is rich in history and in beautiful greenery. Many residents of Alexandria love the warm, humid climate and the city’s proximity to Washington, D.C. The climate in Alexandria also makes the city a great breeding ground for mosquitoes. If your lawn is plagued with these pests, you should contact Better Termite & Pest Control to eradicate the mosquitoes so that you and your family can avoid the diseases that they can carry while also being able to enjoy time outdoors.
Mosquitoes are tiny flying insects. Their wings are scaled, which makes them dissimilar to flies. Mosquitoes are also smaller than most flies, and they feed on sugar sources, including nectar and blood. Mosquitoes make an annoying buzzing sound while they fly around, and they also bite people, leaving behind itchy welts.
Why Mosquito Control Is Important
Mosquitoes can greatly reduce your ability to enjoy your yard. If you have a mosquito problem, you may be bitten by these insects whenever you step outside to garden or to simply relax on your deck. In addition to being annoying, mosquitoes may also carry some blood-borne diseases. These pests may carry West Nile virus and malaria, endangering you and your family. They may also carry heartworms, causing your pets to fall ill. Fortunately, it is possible to treat your lawn to keep the mosquitoes away.
Our Mosquito Service
We start by completing an in-depth survey of your property, looking for potential breeding grounds. Mosquitoes breed in standing water such as your rain gutters, bird baths, and other areas. In order to prevent mosquitoes, it is a good idea to try to eliminate standing water in your yard. If you have a bird bath, you should empty it out and replace its water at least once weekly. After we have identified the problem areas in your yard, we can apply larvicide if it is absolutely necessary. This keeps the larvae from developing further. We will also spray your yard and its foliage with a spray that kills adult mosquitoes, taking special care to treat the places that we have identified as being especially problematic on your property. We can return to treat your lawn during the warmer months in order to keep the mosquitoes at bay, allowing you to enjoy gardening, entertaining and relaxing in your lawn without being bitten.
Contact Better Termite & Pest Control Today
Mosquitoes and other pests can be troublesome problems for Alexandria residents. In addition to mosquitoes, we are able to help you eliminate your other pests. To enjoy a healthier and more relaxing home that is pest-free, contact Better Termite & Pest Control today, and schedule your consultation or service.