Mosquito Control Gilbert / Phoenix Metro
Arizona is known to have many types of ant species. Let the professionals at Magic Pest Control take care of your mosquito problem. Our pest control specialists will diagnose exactly what mosquito species infested your yard or building structure. Once the diagnosis is complete, the specialists at Magic Pest Control will apply the best mosquito control solution to completely rid mosquitoes and their nests from your home or building structure, garden and, or lawn.
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Here are some quick tips:
The main ways to avoid mosquito bites and better protect against mosquito-transmitted diseases include:
- Applying insect repellant containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon-eucalyptus or IR3535 when outdoors and use as directed on the product label. Apply repellant over top of sunscreen, and reapply every four to six hours.
- Minimizing outside activity between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active, though it is important to note that mosquitoes that transmit chikungunya are active throughout the day.
- Wearing long pants, long-sleeved shirts and closed-toe shoes when outdoors.
- Eliminating areas of standing water around the home including clogged gutters, birdbaths, flower pots, tires and kiddie pools or untreated pools. Mosquitoes need only half an inch of water to breed.
- Screening windows and doors, and patching torn screens.v
Mosquitoes are capable of spreading an array of diseases, some potentially fatal, including West Nile virus. West Nile virus has traditionally been the most significant mosquito-borne illness in the U.S. However, we remind people that other mosquito-borne illnesses also pose a threat to human health.
Asian tiger mosquitoes, an invasive species native to Asia, can now be found in most areas of the country and are potential vectors of Chikungunya virus and dengue. Unlike most mosquito species native to the U.S., Asian tiger mosquitoes typically feed during daylight, as opposed to at dusk and dawn. And travelers who become infected with these illnesses while abroad should take extra precautions to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes after they return home, in order to prevent the spread of tropical illnesses in U.S. mosquito populations.
Homeowners should be particularly vigilant against West Nile virus as summer comes to a close. Mosquitoes remain active until the temperature falls below 60 degrees— well into fall.
For more information about our mosquito control and extermination services throughout the Phoenix Metro areas, including Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert and Queen Creek, please call us today at 480-654-5888.