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Chicagoland Mosquito Yard Treatment
If you live in the Chicagoland area, you are probably aware of the significant rise in the mosquito population during the summer months. Perhaps you even have the unfortunate problem of these mosquitoes flying around your yard or in your house non-stop.
These pests can easily become a nuisance, and it can be quite difficult to get them to leave you alone. Plus, no one likes to wake up with a giant, swollen bug bite on their leg that they can’t recall getting in the first place.
Not only that, but pests like mosquitoes can carry dangerous diseases, like West Nile or Zika virus. For instance, just a few years ago in 2020, a Chicago resident was infected with West Nile virus. While it’s uncommon for those who get bitten to contract such diseases in the United States, it’s still better to be safe than sorry.
When it comes to weather, Chicago is generally most known for its brutal winters–and for good reason. We all know just how cold it can get in and around the Windy City during the winter months. But there’s also the similarly heinous pest flare-ups that we have to deal with during the summer. In this article, we’ll go through all the things you need to know about mosquitoes and yard treatment for them.
Mosquito Control in Chicago
Now, you might find mosquitoes to simply be a mild nuisance, but mosquito control is actually quite important. You might not have known this but local governments, with the help of pest control companies, keep track of the types of mosquitoes that appear in the local area.
While there are 200 types of mosquitoes in the United States, about 12 or so of these types actually carry disease. Keeping track of the mosquitoes, recording their population size, and subsequently eliminating specific populations, keeps the amount of dangerous mosquitoes down. This helps us keep diseases out of the United States because we then use this data to target specific populations.
Skeeter Beater Mosquito Spray Services
If you live in the Chicagoland area and are looking for a reliable company to rid your lawn of pests, look no further than Skeeter Beater. We are dedicated to finding the right solutions for our individual clients’ needs.
Sometimes the problem gets so big that you need to enlist the help of a professional. Here are some of the services we offer for treating residential homes and commercial businesses.
Spraying for Special Events
If you have a birthday party, wedding, or any other special event coming up during the summer, pest control might make or break the whole affair. You and your guests have better things to do than to constantly be swatting at mosquitoes all day. Plus, I’m sure your guests would prefer to leave without any big red bites covering their skin. We provide services like spraying to eliminate mosquitoes, larvae, and more a few days leading up to your event.
Kill Pests at the Source
At Skeeter Beater, we’re always looking for the source of the problem in order to come up with the best solution. Part of coming up with solutions is understanding the problem in full. Sometimes it’s better to attack larvae than the mosquitoes themselves. There’s no breeding nest that’s too big for us to take on.
In addition to the above services that Skeeter Beater offers, we also are able to provide fogging systems to our clients who have big issues with pests. This fogging system covers the entirety of your yard, including any decks or patios you may have. We offer system installation, product refills, as well as system repairs and maintenance.
Things to do to Keep Mosquitoes Away
Of course, there are things you can do at home to reduce the number of mosquitoes that live in your backyard. The first and perhaps most important thing you should do is clear all standing water.
This is important because mosquitoes absolutely love dark, moist places. Puddles, ponds, and other types of standing water can become nesting grounds for mosquitoes to breed. Of course, you can’t monitor every drop of water that touches your lawn, but keep an eye on places that might be prone to flooding after a rainfall.
You should also make sure to take proper care of your lawn. Interestingly enough, mosquitoes actually aren’t very good fliers, so they hide around trees, tall grass, shrubs, etc. If you have a lot of vegetation in your yard, it’s safe to assume that you could have a mosquito problem on your hands come summer.
In order to limit the population of mosquitoes in your yard, cutting your grass short can be very important. If you have bushes and trees as well, pruning and generally keeping them neat will also keep mosquitoes from hovering in hordes. Keeping your trees and bushes away from the central yard provides a form of protection by keeping the mosquitoes back.
Get Your Mosquito Problem Under Control Today
We know just how frustrating dealing with pests in and around your home can be. That’s why we do what we do here at Skeeter Beater. Of course, there’s a lot you can do on your own to fight off bugs like mosquitoes and ticks, but the best option is to combine do it yourself remedies with professional experience.
Our employees visit homes on a regular basis and spray for mosquitoes and other pests. Even more important, we can identify and get rid of any larvae that might be hiding around your property. We provide safe, environmentally friendly, and affordable ways to get rid of the nuisance in your yard at Skeeter Beater.
So, if you live in the Chicagoland area and are in need of a professional pest control company to handle your mosquitoes, look no further than Skeeter Beater. We promise you’ll get the most out of working with our friendly and flexible technicians. Let us help you make this summer even better than the last.