Mosquitoes can be a nasty pest in home landscapes in North Carolina. In addition to carrying diseases such as West Nile Virus and Dengue, a big concern now is with the new Zika Virus outbreak. Officials from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently stated that the Zika virus is “scarier” than first thought, and that mosquitoes that carry the virus could travel to more states in the US than previously thought.
There are over 140 different species of mosquitoes in the US, but less than 10 are actually considered as a health hazard. The Zika virus is carried and transmitted by only one, the Aedes species. This species of mosquito prefers to fly and rest in landscape areas below 10′ from the ground, feeding mainly on mammals, of which we are one! Another “bad boy” species, the Culex, prefers to fly and rest above 10′ up in the air, feeding on birds. The Culex species is the main carrier of West Nile Virus.
With our new Buzz Off Mosquito Control by LawnAmerica, we’re providing some peace of mind for homeowners concerned about mosquitoes, by treating the landscape and areas around the home with two proven insect control products, Demand and Archer. Demand is so safe that it can actually be used indoors also, and is much more effective and long-lasting compared to other products that are used. We apply these insect-control products with a special backpack mist blower into the landscape foliage, around the home, and along the perimeter of the backyard especially.
Other mosquito control tips, such as keeping gutters clean and cleaning up areas where standing water accumulates, can be found by clicking here. And if you want to combat mosquitoes, along with helping with other insect pests around the home such as ants, spiders, fleas, and ticks, contact the professionals at LawnAmerica now for more information on Buzz Off.