Keep Mosquitoes Away with Help from Champion Pest & Termite Control
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. Our pest management program and extermination services in Columbus are budget friendly and performed by trained professionals. When spraying for bugs, we use a colorless, odorless treatment that forms a barrier to provide protection from annoying pests. Mosquitoes are a public health threat that you don’t want in your yard. Let Champion help support your health and keep your Columbus property free of pests.
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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. A variety of genetic and other factors attract mosquitoes to specific people in Columbus:
- Blood type: These pests 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: These pests 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 that forms on the skin.
- Clothing: Wearing dark clothing makes it easier for mosquitoes to find you.
- Women & Pregnancy: Pregnant women typically produce greater amounts of carbon dioxide when they exhale, making them especially appealing to these pests. Mosquitoes are also more attracted to females because of their hormones.
These pests are also attracted to areas in Columbus with standing water, which forms an ideal breeding ground. A mosquito can lay about 100 to 300 eggs at a time, which then hatch within 48 hours. With the number of mosquitoes able to quickly multiply, it’s extremely important to have mosquito control and management services performed and to prevent stagnant water that often forms in Columbus yards.
Below, learn more about our budget friendly mosquito management program and the treatment services we provide in the Columbus area, plus the steps you can take to make your Columbus yard less attractive to these pests.
Mosquitoes Cause Problems
In addition to causing itchy bites, mosquitoes are a public health risk to your family and pets in Columbus.
Diseases That Mosquitoes Carry
Mosquitoes aren’t just a public nuisance; they’ve been known to transmit infectious diseases like the Zika virus, West Nile virus, Encephalitis and Malaria. Only a few of the 59 species of mosquitoes in Ohio can transmit disease, so the probability of getting sick from a mosquito bite is low in Columbus, Ohio. However, the diseases that these mosquitoes do carry are very serious and reducing the risk to your health is never a bad idea. Champion’s budget friendly pest management program and extermination services include spraying for these flying pests.
Keep Your Pets Safe
Mosquito Control Treatment in Columbus
Keep your Columbus family and friends comfortable by repelling mosquitoes from your backyard. Call Champion Pest & Termite Control at (614) 829-6705 to learn more about our budget friendly mosquito management program and services and solve your mosquito problem today. As our customer, we will help you get rid of pesky mosquitoes so you can enjoy your Columbus lawn again.
How Do We Treat Mosquitoes?
Champion Pest & Termite Control uses an odorless and colorless mist treatment for pest management that repels bugs and forms a barrier for future protection. Our state-certified technicians will spray around your Columbus deck, patio, step, trees, bushes, and other nonflowering plants and harboring areas 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 treating your Columbus yard once a month during this time period. Commission Champion for pest management services that are effective and fit your budget.
How to Make the Most of Your Treatment
After Champion Pest & Termite Control treats your Columbus property, help keep mosquitoes at bay by following each step of these pest management recommendations.
Eliminate Standing Water
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in water, so they’re most common in wet areas. Sandboxes, swimming pools, and puddles are all perfect breeding grounds thanks to the stagnant water that often forms in these items.
To get the most out of your mosquito management treatment from Champion, reduce the amount of standing water that forms around your Columbus home. Try each mosquito control step below to eliminate mosquito breeding sites around your home in Columbus:
- Step 1: Empty or remove water-holding containers, such as buckets, unused flower pots, and birdbaths. Water in birdbaths should be dumped every 3 to 4 days.
- Step 2: Make sure all roof gutters are clean and the water is draining properly.
- Step 3: 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.
- Step 4: If water is gathering due to structural damage, try to have the damage repaired as soon as possible.
Bug Sprays Can Only Do So Much
Overt the counter bug sprays may be easy on your budget, but they’re not the most effective products for keeping mosquitoes away. Plus, they smell awful, and you have to keep re-applying them throughout the day. Bug sprays aren’t safe for pets’ health, either. Similarly, lighting a fire using pinion wood or burning a citronella candle are only somewhat effective. Step away from the bug spray and call Champion Pest & Termite Control to get rid of flying pests around your Columbus home. Our pest management program is effective in eliminating and preventing unwanted bugs, and helps protect your health and the health of your pet.
Mosquito Control FAQs
Why Should Mosquitoes Be Eradicated?
Mosquitoes aren’t just annoying, they pose health threats to the general public as well as pets in Columbus. They can carry and spread a number of diseases to humans, including West Nile virus, Zika virus, malaria, yellow fever and more. A mosquito infected with heartworm larvae can also give a dog heartworm disease. Make health a priority – commission pest management services for your Columbus home today.