The Importance of Mosquito Control in North Carolina

It’s inevitable to come across a mosquito in the spring and summer seasons of North Carolina. These biting insects can not only become a nuisance, but they can also spread viruses to our family too. Taking necessary precautions to avoid these pests is extremely important. Mosquito control treatments can be a major asset to your property in protecting your family from mosquitoes.

Why should I get mosquito treatments at my home?

Female mosquitoes need a blood meal to survive and lay their eggs, often biting and feeding on humans and animals. These bites can become red, itchy, irritating, and dangerous as mosquito-borne diseases and viruses, including the West Nile virus, dengue, and eastern equine encephalitis can be spread.

When should mosquito control treatments be applied?

Mosquito season typically runs from April until October in North Carolina. Mosquitoes prefer warm and humid environments, which is a major factor when it comes to their activity. One of the best times to start your regular mosquito treatments is just before mosquito season begins and continuing treatments during peak mosquito activity.

Are there other ways to prevent mosquitoes?

Mosquito reduction treatments are one of the best ways to avoid mosquito activity on your property. Pairing these treatments with some do-it-yourself mosquito prevention tips will only help further in efforts to avoid mosquitoes and their bites! Check out these easy mosquito prevention tips:

  • Remove items in your yard that can hold water, including empty flowerpots, tarps, buckets, toys, pet bowls, etc.
  • Fix leaky faucets, sprinklers, and hoses that can cause water to pool up.
  • Clogged gutters are the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes; keep your gutters clear of debris and leaves.
  • Keep your grass mowed short and landscaping well maintained
  • Cover any wood piles on your property and consider storing them in containers with lids
  • Consider planting mosquito-repelling plants, including lavender, rosemary, peppermint, and citronella grass.
  • For extra mosquito protection, call a pest control company near you about the In2Care mosquito trap to start eliminating mosquitoes at the start of their lifecycle.

If you’ve noticed more mosquitoes than usual on your property or would like to start preventing mosquitoes early, call your local pest control company for a free inspection!

By dwiley