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Mosquitoes On The Rise As Warm Winter Ends

April 5, 2017   |   Mosquitoes

April’s warmer temperatures and rain always bring an increase in mosquitoes, but this year, the problem is predicted to be much worse. With this past winter being the sixth-warmest on record, our area offers mosquitoes a perfect breeding ground. What can you do to protect yourself, your family, and your pets? Monthly mosquito control is the answer.

While a one-time treatment is effective at temporarily reducing their numbers, the more often we treat your property for mosquitoes, the more effective our treatments become over time. Here’s how monthly mosquito pest control service works:

  • We use fast-acting, long-lasting barrier sprays.
  • The sprays deliver micron-size droplets that attach to the underside of leaves and shrubs in shady areas where mosquitoes love to rest and breed.
  • Mosquitoes—which stay within a few hundred feet of where they hatched—get the chemicals on them and bring them back to their breeding sites.
  • Monthly treatment keeps the extermination cycle going, until it completely eliminates the breeding site.

To see this treatment being applied to a Turner customer’s property, watch this short video:

The “bug barometer” tells the story.

The National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA) “bug barometer” paints a discouraging picture: A warmer, wetter spring in southeastern states means mosquito populations are emerging earlier in the spring than in previous years and in greater numbers. The mild winter allowed more adult mosquitoes and their larvae to survive, and the standing water in which they breed will be easy for them to find after more rainy days. And, just to make the situation even worse, mosquitoes move their reproductive cycles faster in warm weather. Click on the infographic below to see the NPMA’s forecast for this year’s buggy season.

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Enjoy your yard more often while keeping your family safe.

Monthly mosquito control not only gives you and your family more time to get outside during warm weather, it also helps protect you from the threat of mosquito-borne diseases, including West Nile virus and the Zika virus. Zika, which spread from South and Central American countries to the U.S., poses a particular risk to unborn children who may suffer congenital abnormalities. You can learn more about the Zika virus on the Centers for Disease Control website and stay informed on reports of the Zika virus in our area with our Florida Zika Virus Outbreak Tracking Map.

New and current customers: Call now to save on our mosquito program.

To help you save on the most effective mosquito control, we make our monthly mosquito treatments more affordable by letting our customers pause their service in the late fall and winter when mosquitoes aren’t a problem, then pick it back up in spring when temperatures and rainfall rise. We also price your mosquito control service according to the size of your yard, so you never pay too much.

Schedule your free inspection now!

Get ahead of mosquitoes before they take over—contact us today for a free inspection and estimate on our safe, effective mosquito control service or complete the form at right.

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