Alabama is notorious for its long hot summers and ever-present humidity. This is why Athens residents see mosquitoes for most of the year. Mosquitoes breed in water and come out when temperatures stay at about 80 degrees Fahrenheit for several days in a row. When they become problematic on your property, it is time to call the professionals at MosquitoNix Alabama.
Problems With Mosquitoes
Although the itchy red bumps caused by their bites are annoying, mosquitoes pose many other risks. They can carry several forms of encephalitis, which is transmitted through their bites. The parasites are also known carriers of West Nile virus, Zika virus and less-common diseases such as yellow fever and malaria. Encephalitis can lead to potentially fatal swelling in the brain. Zika virus is a risk for pregnant women since the virus is transmissible to the fetus. Babies who are affected are often born with microcephaly, which causes an unusually small head along with several mental impairments. West Nile virus is a long-lasting illness that comes with fatigue and flu-like symptoms. However, some people do not develop any symptoms.
Another problematic aspect of mosquitoes is that they breed quickly in large numbers. The pests thrive in standing or stagnant water. A female mosquito may lay over 100 eggs at a time and may lay them as frequently as every three nights. Eggs can hatch quickly as long as temperatures are favorable, and some types of mosquitoes can lay eggs in an area as tiny as an overturned bottle cap. This means that fountains, pools, birdbaths and even pet dishes are risk sources. Female mosquitoes can live up to two months in favorable conditions, and male mosquitoes often live up to a week.
Mosquito Control Services
At MosquitoNix Alabama, we offer a powerful dual-solution QuickNix treatment plan to keep mosquitoes out of your yard. We start by using a spray that attracts the pests and draws them out from their moisture-rich habitats. The initial spray is followed by another treatment that kills the mosquitoes. Our granulated lawn treatment keeps them from breeding. After the first phase, we install mosquito misting systems. You decide when the spray is activated. Keep in mind that the pests are especially thick after dusk. The spray kills any stray mosquitoes.
We also help you identify risk areas on your property. You may have fountains, landscaping ponds or even leaky underground sprinkler heads that attract mosquitoes. Our professionals can also give you tips that keep you safe away from home. For example, you can wear long sleeves after dark to minimize bites, and combining this practice with wearing bug spray that contains 40 percent DEET will help.
Rest assured that our experienced professionals will remove any size of mosquito infestation, and you and your family can enjoy being outdoors again without the worry of contracting harmful illnesses. We have been in business since 2003 and maintain a strong reputation for quality service. Please call us today for a free quote.