The Benefits Of Professional Mosquito Control For Your Salt Lake City Property

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As a Salt Lake City homeowner, chances are high that you understand a thing or two about outdoor fun. The weather here is almost always good for a barbecue out on the deck, a picnic at the lake, or an adventure in the mountains. However, another thing we know a thing or two about is mosquitoes (and, mainly, how they can ruin our outdoor fun in a hurry). In this blog, we’ll take a look at mosquitoes, the problems they pose, why effectively preventing them is such a challenge, and why you should call White Knight Pest Control first when the mosquitoes start biting.

Mosquitoes: Nuisance Or Health Hazard?

You may not be too concerned about a few mosquito bites, but dealing with the itch is the least of your worries. You see, mosquitoes are more than just a threat to your outdoor fun: they’re a severe threat to your health as well. You might understand that a mosquito bite can transfer diseases, but you might not have known how often this actually occurs. In fact, an average of one in every three hundred mosquito bites results in disease transfer.

We’re not just talking about the common cold: diseases transferred by mosquitoes actually include the Zika virus, malaria, dengue, and the West Nile virus, among others. That’s what makes mosquitoes one of the most dangerous animals on the planet, causing 2.5 million deaths per year.

While the female mosquito is actually the only one that bites, a particular attribute of female mosquitoes is quite disturbing: the reason you don’t feel mosquitoes biting you until after the fact is that female mosquitoes have a special substance on their feeding tubes that numbs your skin before it feeds. Their ability to feed on you for a long time drastically increases the risk of disease incursion.

Mosquito Prevention Pitfalls

Many homeowners make the mistake of thinking they can prevent mosquitos on their property on their own. Sure, there are plenty of ways you can make mosquitoes less attracted to your actual self. Things like:

  • Not wearing dark colors for outdoor activities,
  • Avoiding heavily scented shampoos, and
  • steering clear of activities at dawn and dusk.         

However, if you truly want to get mosquitoes off of your property for good, you’ll have to break their breeding cycle. You see, most people think that by just removing the standing water that mosquitoes breed in, they can reduce the population. 

Unfortunately, even that won’t break the cycle unless you’re sure to get all of them on the first try. Other methods, such as trimming your hedges, maintaining the lawn, or using candles, torches, and store-bought sprays will likewise only act as a temporary fix.

Mosquito Control You Can Count On

If you want to get rid of mosquitoes for good, then you’ll need to call the professionals at White Knight Pest Control for help. Our innovative mosquito control technologies, combined with the expert knowledge of their pest professionals, are the only ways to break the breeding cycle and prevent mosquitoes from coming back.

We begin by identifying the breeding sights, which can include buckets, flower pots, wheelbarrows, and even holes in the ground. Once we identify these areas, we can treat the water with our mosquito pesticides in order to prevent any future growth of mosquito larvae in these areas. We then will return every three months for retreatments to ensure that your property remains mosquito-free all year-round.

With affordable prices, customizable plans, and flexible schedules, we have a mosquito control program for any family and any yard. Plus, we’ll come back in-between visits for free if you aren’t 100% satisfied with the results.

Really, it’s a no-brainer. All you need to decide is if you’d rather waste money on your own control methods and risk incurring a deadly disease, or if you’d rather take your yard back for good. Contact White Knight Pest Control today to get started.