Teresa told me she smelled gas when she treated the inside of a heater unit in an upstairs room. The city came to check it out and found a leak there as well as a problem with carbon monoxide in my hot water heater closet. Fortunately, the c.m. was venting to the outside or I may have been a statistic. Thanks to Teresa for being alert and for making me aware of a serious problem.
Important Zika Virus Information
The news of Zika virus, a disease causing pathogen spread to humans through mosquito bites, being found in the U.S. has been alarming people everywhere, and human cases have been confirmed in the state of Texas. In addition to the illness associated with the virus, there is concern about the potential effect in pregnant women with mounting evidence of a link to microcephaly, a congenital condition associated with incomplete brain development in infants.
To learn more about the Zika Virus, its transmission, the possibility of an outbreak, prevention tips and more, please click here to visit this resource from the National Pest Management Association.
For information specifically about pregnancy and the Zika Virus, please click here to visit this resource from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
And remember that an ABC Pest Specialist is just a quick phone call or click away and will work tirelessly to help keep your home and family safe from mosquitoes!
Homeowners certainly can reduce local mosquito population by eliminating pools of standing water, where mosquitoes tend to breed. This means drying puddles or emptying any receptacle where water has collected, including garbage cans, pots, and kiddie pools. But, unfortunately, these methods will not be enough. Female mosquitoes lay 50-500 eggs in the first brood, which can yield up to 20 million mosquitoes after only five generations.
This is why professional mosquito control is so crucial.
ABC is staffed with specialists trained to control local mosquito populations. Our process is systematic, beginning with a survey of your outdoor areas then moving on to breeding source reduction, habitat modification, biological control, and direct contact treatment.
Our Environmental Mosquito Management program is tailored to meet the unique needs of your home and yard.
We have two main options available for mosquito control:
ABC's mister system is an automated nozzle system that sprays Pyrethrum-based product at pre-scheduled times throughout the day. The mist is lethal to mosquitoes and will help keep your yard mosquito-free.It comes with a key-fob like device so that you can run the system on demand, whenever you're out in the yard.
Our backpack misting treatment will significantly reduce the mosquito population around your home for up to a month. We spray treat all the areas of your yard and depending on weather conditions after treatment, the treatment can remain effective against mosquitoes for approximately 4 weeks. It's a great service for those that want mosquito control, but don't want to install a full-fledged misting system. A 5000 sq.ft lawn can be treated for between $60 - $95 (depending on foliage and landscape details). We will be happy to provide a free evaluation and estimate for your yard and landscaping.
Backpack misting and misting systems are both tried and true methods to control dangerous mosquito populations. Once the treatment product has dried on vegetation, the chemical poses little threat to people or animals. It is toxic to insects, but not to people at professional pest control levels.
Your ABC specialist can answer any concerns that you might have.