Mosquito Prevention Tips:
Fighting Mosquitos can be hard, here are some tips to help you keep your home mosquito-free!
Mosquitos love to breed in water, they only need a bottle cap full to lay their eggs! Any stagnant water that stands for at least a week or so can become a good spot for mosquitoes to lay eggs. Mosquitoes have four stages: egg, larvae, pupae and adult, the first 3 out of 4 occur in water. That is why it is important to make sure to check for any areas where water sits and fix it accordingly. Examples of this include:
- Turning over any buckets, lids, wheelbarrows or other containers.
- If you have a pet who uses a water bowl make sure to dump and refill daily with fresh water
- Keep any protective tarps taught, water will build up on bunched or wrinkled surfaces.
- If you have kids that like to play outside, check to make sure all of their toys are turned over or put away
If you see any low spots, divots or ditches that have trouble draining water try adding soil, sod or a drainage system so that the water will be able to move.
Remove any built up debris (like branches, thatch and leaves) to reduce potential egg laying areas
Do not keep your fire wood laying directly on the ground. Use a firewood rack so that you increase air flow to the wood piles.
Make sure to check your gutters, just because you see water flowing does not mean there are not low points or built up debris that are retaining small amounts.
Replace the water on bird baths at least once a week
Keep your lawn and plants maintained:
Mosquito Guardian of Westchester
The Mosquito Guardians of Westchester have one goal: to keep your home mosquito free.
When you ask for our Mosquito Guardian Mosquito Control treatment, a trained technician will come to your home to create a mosquito-free barrier that lasts for weeks. We do this by using special backpack foggers with our custom mixed mosquito barrier treatment spray to accurately target all foliage on the property. We do this because mosquitoes, during the day, like to rest on the underside of leaves and in tall grass areas. The spray coats the surfaces and undersides of the foliage to target mosquitos instantaneously while repelling them for weeks. Are treatment is designed to target adult mosquitoes as well as the larvae!
During the mosquito control application the Guardians are trained to spot any areas which are current or potential breeding grounds for mosquitos and treat them accordingly. We will notify you of any problem areas that we see that you might need to be addressed. An example of this would be anywhere that has constant sitting water or debris. All a mosquito needs is a bottle cap of Water to lay eggs so vigilance is key!
We offer One-time mosquito control treatments (great for parties and other outdoor events like graduations, weddings and BBQ's)
Or a complete program that keeps the barrier active for the entire season!
Is the Treatment Safe?
After drying (around 30 minutes after application), all areas treated are safe and ready for use! Which is great if you need a same-day application for an outdoor party!
All of our sprays are comprised of pyrethroids which are synthesized derivatives of the naturally occurring pyrethrins, which are taken from the oleo-resin extract of chrysanthemum flowers known as pyrethrum.
Organic Mosquito Control
For everyone who is looking for a eco-friendly solution, The Mosquito Guardians of Westchester offer an organic-based mosquito control program!
Our Organic Mosquito Control programs utilize a special blend of repellent oils and synergists to create an organic mosquito barrier around your home.
For the a seasonal organic mosquito control program applications would be made every 14 days to maintain the same defesive layer as our regular mosquito programs.
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