Mosquito Facts & Information

How to Control Mosquitoes in Your Yard

Mosquito Borne Illnesses

Almost everyone has had the unpleasant experience of being bitten by a mosquito. Mosquito bites can cause skin irritation through an allergic reaction to the mosquito’s saliva – this is what causes the red bump and itching. But a more serious consequence of some mosquito bites may be transmission of serious diseases and viruses such as malaria, dengue virus, Zika and West Nile virus, which can lead to disabling and potentially deadly effects (such as encephalitis, meningitis and microcephaly).

The Life Cycle of Mosquitoes

Tips to prevent mosquito bites

1. Dump out any standing water near your home.

Mosquitoes can breed in just 14 days in a small amount of water in an old flower pot, a rain gutter or bird bath. If you do have a pond, add some mosquito-eating fish like guppies, minnows or mosquito fish, or add a waterfall or fountain to keep the water moving.

2. Keep mosquitoes outside.

Use screens on the windows or air conditioning to keep mosquitoes from slipping in a window. Or if you don’t have screens, consider getting a fine mosquito net to hang over your bed or crib.

3. Use mosquito repellent.

The most effective chemical repellents contain DEET insecticide, which is considered safe when used as directed. The CDC says they’re safe for pregnant and nursing women, as well as babies over 2 months, though you want lower concentrations of DEET for children.

4. Wear light-colored clothing, especially outdoors.

Deep colors — like black, deep blue and red — stand out so they attract mosquitoes. Thicker fabrics and looser fits offer more protection that thin clothing that fits tightly.

5. Stay indoors during dusk and dawn.

While mosquitoes can bite at any time of day, it’s wise to limit your exposure during their prime feeding times. If you can’t avoid being outdoors at these times of day, be sure to take some other precautions.

Methods we use to Control mosquitoes

Backpack blowers are the industry standard when it comes to mosquito control. While they can be efficient for small yards, they are no match for large acreage or areas with heavy foliage. At James Pest Management, we are equipped to handle anything from small yards to entire towns.
Our mosquito traps effectively attract and kill mosquitoes with effective ingredients that target both larvae and adults. Trap activity is not limited to the trap itself, but extends to the surrounding area.
Our state-of-the art, four wheel drive mosquito vehicles are great for areas with large acreage, heavy foliage, and/or rough terrain. Their multi-directional applications and all terrain functionalities make them unmatched in mosquito control.
Our single and dual spraying trucks can cover entire towns in a matter of hours. Our dedication to efficiency means that we can offer amazing results for better prices.
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Frequently asked questions

Several specific factors can attract mosquitoes, including the carbon dioxide you exhale, your body odor, and your body temperature. A combination of these factors likely makes certain people more attractive to mosquitoes.

The most effective way to control mosquitoes without applying insecticides is to follow preventive measures to stop mosquitoes from breeding in your yard. This includes removing any standing water in or around your space.

DEET is the most effective repellent for mosquitoes. They can’t stand the smell. Lemon eucalyptus oil is another smell mosquitoes hate.

While it is possible to do your own mosquito control, it is very difficult to do effectively without the right knowledge, tools, and equipment. We have 80 years of experience in controlling mosquitoes; call us and save yourself the headache.

The cost of mosquito treatments vary based on the size and the amount of foliage in the treatment area. Our equipment is designed to be efficient as possible. Our dedication to efficiency means that we can offer amazing results for better prices. Contact us for a free quote to treat your yard.

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With our state of the art rolling, four wheel, and truck-mounted units, as well as our backpack blowers, we can give 100x the coverage in a fraction of the time. Which means we can offer you better results at a fraction of the price.