Targeted Mosquito Service
At ABC Home & Commercial, we understand that getting rid of mosquitoes can be the difference between enjoying time in your backyard or deciding to stay indoors. Once a pest control expert completes your free consultation, we will create a customized plan to best fit your needs.
ABC uses four primary methods to eliminate mosquitoes from your property:
- Locate breeding grounds to prevent eggs from hatching.
- Target mosquito resting areas with mobile misting backpacks.
- Neutralize both mature mosquitoes and larvae with specialized traps.
- Install no-hassle mister stations throughout your property.
Without proper training and equipment, homeowners are usually unable to control mosquitoes on their own which is why we are happy to help.
Locating breeding grounds to prevent eggs from hatching
One reason that mosquito control is so difficult is that these insects reproduce quickly. One female can lay up to 300 eggs at a time, and eggs take only 24 to 48 hours to hatch into larvae. That’s why the most important first step in getting rid of mosquitoes is to find any eggs on your property. Our mosquito service professionals survey your yard to locate mosquito breeding grounds and lay out bait to neutralize eggs and larvae.
Depending on the type of mosquitoes in your yard, our experts will also:
- Check your property for standing water that may have accumulated in vases, pet bowls, buckets, birdbaths and other containers which provide a safe haven for mosquitoes to reproduce.
- Remove standing water. Our experts will ensure that no gaps exist in water storage containers, such as rainwater collection barrels, so that mosquitoes are unable to get inside and lay eggs.
Targeting mosquito resting areas with mobile misting backpacks
Many mosquito species spend the daytime resting in grass and shrubs. Our highly-skilled pest control specialists use backpack misters to spread a mosquito-repelling fog purging juvenile and adult mosquitoes from your yard.
Neutralizing both mature mosquitoes and larvae with specialized traps
Our traps work through selective targeting to specifically control mosquitoes. The traps are friendly to bees and other pollinators. Our service professionals will put traps in your yard which will attract mosquitoes ready to lay eggs. When a mosquito lands on the trap and begins to deposit its eggs, a larvicide travels to the eggs and keeps them from maturing, then a fungus attaches itself to the egg-laying mosquito and kills it in a few days too. Before the adult mosquito dies, it travels to many other places within a 4,000-square foot radius of your Mosquito Larvicide Station and lays many more eggs, but the fungus prevents larvae (in all of these places) from growing. The best long-term solution to managing mosquitoes on your property is through the automatic application of mosquito control products. If customers choose this method, our mosquito service experts will come and set up CoastalMister™ stations throughout your yard.
These inconspicuous spraying nozzles release a fine mist of diluted insecticide at multiple, pre-planned times of the day. The mist is toxic to mosquitoes, but after it dries (one or two hours later), your yard is completely safe for you, your children and your pets. You can adjust the release of the mist to fit your need, you can emit more mist during peak mosquito season and less on days with less mosquito activity⸺ you are in control. As you can see, ABC pest control specialists have many plans in place to help you get the mosquitoes around your home under control. Once you contact us, we’ll send an ABC mosquito service expert to your home and determine the best course of action to address the problems you are having.
ABC has extensive experience helping homeowners evaluate different management options and choose what makes the most sense for them. Leave the hard work to us, so you can focus on enjoying your outdoor areas again.
At ABC, our primary concern is the health and well-being of the homeowners we serve. That’s why we have carefully selected all the products we use so that they are effective while at the same time being low-impact. ABC only uses pest products formulated for residential use in low concentrations. We are happy to address any concerns of our customers and modify a treatment plan as needed out of concern for children and pets.
How soon can I get on the schedule?
We can completely understand that once you decide to act on a mosquito problem, you don’t want to wait long for an appointment. For that reason, we make every effort to get an inspector to your home as quickly as possible once you give us a call.
Does ABC give free estimates?
Absolutely! Once you reach out to ABC, we will send a trained inspector to your property to meet you at a time that is convenient for you.
At this time, the inspector will:
- Ask you questions to learn more about your problem
- Conduct a preliminary assessment of the nature and extent of your infestation
- Identify prime mosquito breeding and nesting areas on your property
Answer any questions you might have about ABC’s approach
Since every pest problem is different, after this meeting, we’ll put together an estimate for you to review. Once you approve the treatment plan, we can find a good time for your first service visit.
Why are mosquitoes so dangerous?
Most of the time, mosquitoes are simply an annoyance. Female mosquitoes have a tube-like appendage on their mouths that they use to suck blood from humans and a variety of other species. The spot where a mosquito “bites” a person can become irritated, forming a welt or a rash. Mosquitoes can make what would normally be an enjoyable outdoor location—such as a swimming pool or patio—completely unusable.
In addition to an annoying bite, mosquitoes can also carry a variety of diseases that are transmittable to people. Mosquito-borne diseases are not as common in the United States as in other parts of the world, but they do occur in Florida.
Malaria is a common disease transmitted by mosquitoes in tropical regions, and a few cases occur in the U.S. every year. Mosquitoes can also carry diseases like West Nile virus, yellow fever, dengue fever, and encephalitis.
How frequently will you treat my property for mosquitoes?
The frequency and duration of your treatment plan will vary, based on the extent of your problem, the time of year and any challenges particular to your home. We do our best to work around our customers’ schedules. We can often treat outdoor areas while homeowners are away at work.
What if I keep on seeing mosquitoes in my yard after treatments have begun?
It’s not uncommon to suddenly see more mosquitoes once technicians begin treatment. We understand that this can be very alarming for our customers. The good news is that increased pest activity is a sign that treatment measures are working to expel these insects out of their normal hiding spots. In most cases, pest activity will die down once the treatments have time to make an impact and after the population dwindles.