Melvin has done a phenomenal job here at Oakmonte Village! We can always count on him to get the job done, quickly & efficiently. ABC is a real asset in maintaining the beauty of our property! Thanks Melvin!
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.
Effective, long-term mosquito control may require a combination of approaches to be successful.
ABC’s experienced, highly-trained staff use four primary approaches to help homeowners handle a mosquito problem:
Prevent eggs from hatching by eliminating breeding areas. A mosquito only needs a small amount of moisture in which to lay eggs, which it does every three days to produce a staggering amount of eggs each time—as many as 300. For that reason, the first step in an effective mosquito control treatment plan often involves locating and eliminating areas that are ideal breeding grounds.
ABC’s technicians will conduct a thorough survey of your property to identify areas where moisture can accumulate, including inside and around vases, buckets, birdbaths, pet bowls and other containers. We will remove any standing water we find and show you other trouble areas which could pose a problem in the future.
Address resting areas with targeted mobile misting backpacks. You may have noticed that mosquitoes are more active at dusk and dawn. During other parts of the day, these pests take refuge in any thick vegetation you may have in your yard—or even in and around grass and shrubs. To target these resting spots, we equip our technicians with special mobile misting backpacks that they can use to deliver a mosquito-repellent solution in specific areas we know these juvenile and adult pests hide.
Eliminate adult mosquitoes and larvae with specialized traps. ABC is one of the few pest control companies in the nation to have new scientifically-proven, low-impact traps available to customers. When placed in your yard, these devices do two things:
Lure in a mosquito when she is ready to lay her eggs. Larvicide on the trap walls transfer to the mosquito’s body and legs. When she lays her eggs in water, this material prevents hatching, so you will see a reduction in the number of mosquitoes being born anywhere the female travels after spending time in the trap.
Reduce your adult mosquito population. A fungus in the trap becomes attached to the adult mosquito, which kills it—but not immediately. First, the mosquito has the opportunity to travel in an almost 4,000-square foot radius of your Mosquito Larvicide Station, allowing it to spread larvicide anywhere it lands so that breeding grounds in a large area are eliminated. The traps target a mosquito’s biology, so the active ingredients are not dangerous for birds or any other mammals.
Provide continued mosquito control coverage. Unfortunately, your mosquito control measures and solutions are often time-limited. For effective long-term results, many customers choose to have misting stations installed throughout their property to routinely deliver products so that you don’t have to worry about it or remember. These CoastalMister™ stations can be operated at the touch of a button on demand, or run on a schedule.
Many homeowners choose this no-hassle method for delivering a fine spray or diluted insecticide in problem areas. When applied at multiple, scheduled intervals throughout the day, you can get relief from mosquitoes without harming your children or pets. Simply wait a few hours after an application to enjoy your outdoor areas. You have the flexibility with one of these systems to alter the misting schedule by season or even on a particular day to prepare for an outdoor party or to scale back treatments during the times of the year mosquitoes are less active.
One of our technicians can review all the options with you to determine which option (or options) would work best for your needs.
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.
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.
We’ve already mentioned that a female mosquito can lay up to 300 eggs at a time. Just one female, laying eggs every three days, can add millions of mosquitoes to your property in just a few weeks. Without an advanced understanding of mosquito behavior and breeding habits, it’s no wonder homeowners often call in the experts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ABC is proud to not only service Orlando’s homeowners, but also to provide the highest-quality pest control for our commercial customers.