Are Mosquitoes Making Life Unbearable For Your McKinney, Texas Home?
Spending time in your yard should be enjoyable and relaxing. If mosquitoes have taken over your property, it’s next to impossible to enjoy your time outdoors. Mosquitoes swarm, buzz, and bite, and they also spread a lot of dangerous diseases. Keeping them off your property is vital to enjoying your time outside and protecting your family’s health. Big D Pest & Termite Services offers mosquito and general pest control in McKinney, Texas to help keep your yard’s mosquito populations under control.
Our Mosquito Control Offerings
Eliminating mosquitoes in North Texas begins by understanding their habits. Adult mosquitoes prefer to rest in the shade during the hottest, sunniest parts of the day. Big D Pest & Termite Services’ technicians know this and will treat the areas where mosquitoes are most likely to rest on your property.
We use a backpack fogging machine to spray the shaded areas of your yard, such as shrubbery, bushes, and trees, as well as the lawn itself. By drastically reducing the number of adult mosquitoes on your lawn, we also minimize the number of eggs they lay.
Our mosquito control service comes with a 21-day warranty. If you don’t see a significant reduction in the mosquito populations on your property, we’ll return to re-treat within those three weeks.
Mosquito control works best as a recurring monthly service performed during mosquito season, but we also offer a one-time service.
In addition to Mosquito fogging we offer the In2Care Mosquito Trap. Mosquitos can transmit Dengue, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever and Zika Virus. The In2Care Mosquito Trap attracts a kills female mosquitos with green ingredients that target both mosquito larvae and adults.
How Does The In2Care Mosquito Trap Work?
The In2Care Mosquito Trap targets two life-stages of the mosquito, the adults and the larvae at the moment they pupate. Adult mosquitoes are lured to the trap and deposit eggs in the water. Inside the trap they sit on the floater gauze and become contaminated with a slow-killing biological fungus and a larvicide. The fungus infection takes a few days to kill the mosquito and can block Dengue virus replication. In the meantime, the infected mosquito will also spread larvicide to breeding sites around the trap. Aedes mosquitoes are skip-ovipositors (laying their eggs in multiple eggs in multiple sites) and will carry the larvae on their legs and kill larvae in each water body they visit.
How Does The Trap Attract Mosquitoes?
The black color, design, water and our special organic odor lure will attract egg-laying females. The Trap is designed to be attractive to Aedes mosquitoes in particular, who like laying eggs inside artificial containers. Other mosquitoes species, such as Culex mosquitoes can also be attracted to lay eggs inside the trap.
What Effect Will The In2Care Mosquito Trap Have On My Pets?
The active ingredients in our trap are not toxic to birds or mammals. We make use of a biological fungus that is only toxic to insects. The larvicide deployed in the trap specifically targets mosquitos larvae and is not toxic to higher organism in this low concentration. For example, in other products this larvicide has even been approved by WHO for use in drinking water. Contaminated females will only spread tiny amounts of larvicide (a few microgram) to other artificial small water bodies, which limits any risk for other aquatic organisms and fish.
Get Back Outside With Help From Big D Pest
With 30+ years of home mosquito control experience, Big D Pest & Termite Services will ensure that you can get back outside and enjoy your yard again. Whether you love backyard barbecues or simply enjoy letting your kids play on the swing set without getting covered in mosquito bites, Big D Pest & Termite Services can help. Contact us to schedule your service visit.
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