Mosquitos

Mosquito Control Columbus Ohio

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 in Columbus can make your next outdoor party mosquito-free.

Why do mosquitoes bite in the first place? Female mosquitoes use the protein found in the blood they ingest to nourish and develop their eggs.

When a mosquito bites you, it breaks the skin using its sharp, narrow mouth. As it draws your blood, it injects your body with saliva in order to prevent the blood from clotting. The saliva contains proteins that trigger your body’s immune system, which causes the production of histamine. Blood flow and white blood cell count increase around the bite, causing the familiar inflammation, swelling, and itching of a mosquito bite.

A variety of genetic and other factors attract mosquitos to specific people:

  • Blood type: Mosquitoes are attracted to blood, especially type O.
  • Breathe: Using their antennae, mosquitoes are able to detect the scent of the carbon dioxide that we produce when we exhale.
  • Movement and heat: Mosquitoes are also attracted to your movement and body heat.
  • Sweat and smell: Mosquitoes are attracted to your sweat and certain odors, as well as the lactic acid that’s released when you sweat.
  • Skin: Mosquitoes are attracted to certain bacteria found on the skin.
  • Clothing: Wearing dark clothing makes it easier for mosquitoes to find you.
  • Pregnancy: Pregnant people typically produce greater amounts of carbon dioxide when they exhale, making them especially appealing to mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes are also attracted to areas with standing water, which provide an ideal breeding ground. A mosquito can lay about 100 to 300 eggs at a time, which then hatch within 48 hours. A mosquito life cycle includes four stages – egg, larva, pupa, and adult – and typically lasts about two weeks.

With the number of mosquitoes able to quickly multiply given the right conditions, it’s extremely important to have mosquito control services performed and to prevent water in your yard from becoming stagnant.

Below, learn more about our mosquito treatment and the steps you can take to make your yard less attractive to mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes cause problems

In addition to causing itchy bites, mosquitos can pose health risks for your family and pets.

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.

Mosquito control treatment in Columbus

As our customer, we will help you get rid of pesky mosquitoes so you can enjoy your lawn again.

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.

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

How to make the most of your treatment

After you have your property treated by Champion Pest & Termite Control, help keep mosquitos at bay by following these pest control recommendations.

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 thanks to the stagnant water that can collect in these items.

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 mosquito control tips to eliminate mosquito breeding sites around your home:

  • Empty or remove water-holding containers, such as buckets, unused flower pots, and birdbaths. Birdbaths 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. If you instead cover the pool with a tarp, be sure it is angled in a way that allows water to run off rather than gather.
  • If water is gathering due to structural damage, try to have it repaired as soon as possible.

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 and lawn.

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 learn more about our mosquito control services and solve your mosquito problem today.