A major summertime nuisance , it seems like mosquitoes with their itchy, irritating bites can quickly ruin a backyard barbecue or even the best hike through the beautiful Canadian woods. The mosquito has readily adapted to Canadian life and now easily breeds in a wide variety of sites – basically anywhere where water is present. There are over 3,000 species of mosquitoes throughout the world, many with their own mating and feeding habits. In general, they are most likely to feed relatively close to their breeding site (within a 30-meter radius) but to satisfy their insatiable appetite they will fly as far as 2.4 km.
Going far beyond the annoying factor, mosquitoes can pose a serious threat to human health and safety. They carry some of the most deadly illnesses and can quickly spread diseases. Throughout history, mosquitoes are responsible for more human deaths than any other animal. Their attacks on farm animals can cause loss of weight and decreased milk production. Controlling and repelling mosquitoes is essential to enjoying time outdoors and minimizing the risk to humans and animals of contracting mosquito-borne diseases like Malaria, Yellow Fever, West Nile virus, and Encephalitis. The best protection from mosquito-transmitted diseases is to prevent exposure.
Your Truly Nolen service begins with a customer interview then a thorough inspection the exterior of your home. The technician will be looking for areas where mosquitoes are likely to breed. While stagnant water is the optimal breeding environment, mosquitoes can also breed in conditions with minimal moisture such as sprinkler heads or in algae buildup in poorly maintained gutters.
Your Truly Nolen technician will focus search for mosquito-friendly conditions such as:
Standing or Stagnant Water
Uncirculating lakes, ponds, fountains, wading pools, or birdbaths.
High Moisture Areas
Flowerbeds, flowerpot saucers, woodpiles, improperly draining gutters, shady areas, etc.
Surfaces that are protected from the wind and provide high moisture levels are perfect resting areas for mosquitoes. Theses include patio areas, dense foliage, sprinkler heads, under building eaves, tree wells, and tree holes.
Your trained Truly Nolen pest professional will invite you to participate in the inspection process and will take thorough notes throughout. After the inspection is complete, the technician will develop a unique action plan to combat mosquitoes in your individual situation. At the end of each visit, your Truly Nolen technician will outline all of the findings and will effectively and simply communicate the recommended course of action to you answering any of your questions along the way.
Truly Nolen can help you reduce mosquito populations year round. Truly Nolen provides quarterly treatments with monthly service calls during peak mosquito season. Liquid material application and granules are applied in high-moisture areas to proactively control the development of mosquito larva. Standing or stagnant water provides the ideal breeding environment for mosquitoes. As part of control, Truly Nolen also provides sanitation and exclusionary measures to remove areas of high mosquito activity from around the home.
Truly Nolen’s mosquito catcher is designed to trap pregnant adult mosquitoes by mimicking a warm-blooded mammal. Eventually the mosquitoes will avoid the areas around the home where the mosquito catcher is present.