Mosquito Control in Columbus, OH
Nothing ruins a fun day in the backyard like mosquitoes. The last thing you want to be doing at a barbeque, a graduation party, or a family reunion is to be swatting at bugs. If you’re tired of mosquitoes biting you and buzzing in your ears, the professionals at Champion Pest & Termite Control can make your next outdoor party mosquito-free.
Learn more about our mosquito treatment and the steps you can take to make your backyard less attractive to mosquitoes:
How do we treat mosquitoes?
Champion Pest & Termite Control has an odorless and colorless mist treatment that repels mosquitoes. Our state-certified technicians will spray your deck, patio, trees, bushes and other nonflowering plants to keep bugs at bay. With a few treatments each summer, you can say goodbye to mosquitoes for good.
Eliminate standing water
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in water, so they are most common in wet areas. Sandboxes, swimming pools and puddles are all perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes. To get the most out of your mosquito treatment from Champion Pest & Termite Control, you should take steps to reduce the amount of standing water around your home. Mosquitoes will seek other areas to breed if you keep the areas around your home as dry as possible.
Here are a few tips to eliminate mosquito breeding sites around your home:
- Empty or remove water-holding containers, such as buckets, unused flower pots and bird baths. Bird baths should be dumped every 3 to 4 days.
- Make sure all roof gutters are clean and draining properly.
- Keep child swimming pools empty and on their sides when not being used.
When is the best time to treat mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes typically show up in early May and stick around until October. We recommend that you treat your yard once a month during this time period.
Diseases that mosquitoes carry
Mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance; they’ve been known to transmit infectious diseases. In the past, mosquitoes have spread the Zika virus, West Nile virus and other diseases. The probability of contracting a disease from a mosquito bite is extremely low in Ohio, but reducing your risk is never a bad idea.
Keep your pets safe
Mosquitoes also pose a significant health risk for your dogs. Mosquitoes that are infected with heartworm larvae can give dogs heartworm disease. Heartworm parasites cause severe lung disease, heart disease and organ damage. Keep your furry friends safe by shielding them from mosquito bites this summer.
Bug sprays can only do so much
Bug sprays are not the most effective products to keep mosquitoes away. Plus, they smell awful, and you have to keep re-applying them throughout the day. Bug sprays aren’t safe for pets, either. Ditch the bug spray and call Champion Pest & Termite Control to get rid of mosquitoes and other flying pests around your home.
Call Champion Pest & Termite Control Today
Keep your family and friends comfortable this summer by repelling mosquitoes from your backyard. Call Champion Pest & Termite Control at (614) 215-9235 to solve your mosquito problem today.