Mecklenburg County Mosquito Control Services
Mosquito control is one of the most important and popular services we provide. Besides being an annoyance and disrupting casual backyard fun, mosquitoes can also carry diseases.
While there are lots of at-home fixes to keep mosquitoes away, the most effective option is professional mosquito control services. The spray treatment that our trained professionals use at Carolina Pest Management lasts longer and requires fewer re-applications than store-bought products.
- Charlotte Mosquito Control: What to Expect
- How Often Should I Have Mosquito Treatments?
- Our Mosquito Control Treatment
- Why All Mosquitoes Are a Problem
- Mosquito Control Frequently Asked Questions
Charlotte Mosquito Control: What to Expect
With 80 years of experience, we know how to recognize mosquitoes and reduce the number of mosquitos in your yard.
Areas in your yard where mosquitoes rest include trees, tall grasses, bushes, low-lying shrubs and piles of leaves.
3. Mosquito Treatment
Our knowledgeable technicians treat your property to prevent mosquitoes from being a nuisance.
We recommend monthly service at your property between the spring and fall.
How Often Should I Have Mosquito Treatments?
Each mosquito treatment lasts approximately 21 days, and we recommend monthly service at your property between the spring and fall.
An experienced mosquito control technician can be scheduled to treat your yard each month with an ongoing service agreement.
It takes approximately 20-30 minutes to treat a typical-sized yard, while larger yards may take longer. Our trained mosquito control experts are committed to getting rid of mosquitoes so that you can enjoy being outside again.
Our Mosquito Control Treatment
Carolina Pest Management’s goal is to identify and treat resting areas of mature mosquitoes. Such areas in your yard include trees, tall grasses, bushes, low-lying shrubs and piles of leaves. Treatments are meant to temporarily reduce mosquito activity. Our mosquito control programs eradicate mosquitoes where they live and breed, while also being safe for the environment, your children and pets.
For the safety of your family and the enjoyment of your property, Carolina Pest Management offers mosquito services that will fit the needs of your yard and lifestyle, helping you enjoy the outdoors year-round! Mosquito treatments can be done with traditional products or with botanical based green pest control products, depending on your preference and location. A mosquito service will also include treating standing water on the property with a pre-emergent larvicide.
Why All Mosquitoes Are a Problem
Mosquitoes are more than just an irritant when they prick a person’s exposed skin. As one of North America’s most dangerous pests, they can carry serious diseases that harm humans and animals. Mosquitoes can ruin outdoor activities such as playing in the yard, grilling, and gardening. And with conditions right, a backyard can be the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Reducing the number of mosquitoes around the perimeter of your home is essential for your health and comfort.
Mosquitoes are extremely resilient insects despite being fragile in appearance. They can be identified by their slender bodies with long legs, one pair of scaled wings, and most are approximately 1/4″in size. The type of adult mosquito that is responsible for West Nile Virus is typically grayish brown or brown and lacks distinctive markings. Female mosquitoes draw blood from a variety of animals. They normally rest during the day and feed at dusk or nighttime.
Mosquitoes love water and can breed in standing water anywhere such as:
- Small pools
- Leaves of plants
- Water in tree holes
- Drainage ditches
- In containers
Mosquito Control Frequently Asked Questions
How much does mosquito control services cost?
Mosquitos are among the most significant nuisance pests during North Carolina summers. The size of the treatment area usually determines mosquito control costs. Larger yards require larger treatment areas that take more time to complete, as well as more product to finish the job. Another factor for mosquito control prices is the number of treatments booked. Mosquito treatments last an average of three weeks, and homeowners often schedule multiple control appointments to keep their yards pest-free all summer long. DIY mosquito control products are costly and won’t last for an extended period. For long-term treatment, professional applications are a must. Mosquitos are not only a nuisance, but also cause uncomfortable skin reactions and can transmit diseases. For each mosquito control treatment, the cost is usually around $65 to $80
What diseases do mosquitoes commonly carry?
In the Charlotte service area, West Nile virus and Chikungunya, are the most common mosquito-borne threats to health. In other parts of the world mosquitoes can spread very serious diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. Some diseases spread by mosquitoes, including West Nile virus, can cause serious conditions such as encephalitis. The word “Zika” was introduced to most of us in 2016, as warnings for athletes and visitors of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil were issued. The Zika Virus and its ensuing ailments, such as microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome, is transmitted by the “yellow fever” mosquito known as Aedes aegypti.
How can I reduce mosquitoes around my home?
Prevent new mosquitoes by halting the breeding process. Mosquitoes love standing water, as that’s where they lay their eggs. Up to 300 young mosquitoes can emerge from just one tablespoon of water, so it’s crucial to eliminate standing water from bird baths, buckets, tires, pots, inflatable pools and gutters. Fill in outdoor puddles with dirt. Put screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes from breeding inside in water glasses or shower puddles.
How can I protect myself and family from mosquitoes?
The CDC recommends using an EPA-registered insect repellent for protection. Follow all label directions, especially when applying on children-. Avoid using it on infants under two months old. Consider alternative natural insect repellents, such as ones containing citronella and geraniol, or oils that include lemongrass, cedar, rosemary, peppermint and cinnamon. Consumer Reports notes that natural insect repellents tend to wear off very quickly – so keep this in mind. Wear lightweight long sleeves and pants and full-coverage shoes. Use mosquito netting over strollers and baby carriers.
Charlotte Mosquito Control Technicians
Take back your enjoyment of the outdoors by choosing a professional exterminator from Carolina Pest Management. Our Charlotte mosquito control technician can be dispatched to your home quickly with service appointments always scheduled in a timely manner. Each and every mosquito technician is certified and highly trained with the ability to stop even the worst infestations in its tracks. A mosquito exterminator from Carolina Pest Management will only use treatment methods that are fast, effective, and safe. Saying goodbye to nuisance mosquitoes forever is only one phone call away.