Mosquito Control & Extermination in Idaho
Recent harsh winters and flooding have caused mosquitoes in Idaho to multiply more than usual. Mosquitoes can carry dangerous diseases, such as West Nile virus which can be deadly, but it is possible to take steps and reduce their number around your home.
Protecting Yourself from Mosquitoes at Home
Mosquitoes are about a quarter of an inch long, grey, and can have iridescent, silver, green, or white scales.
Although mosquitoes can drink the nectar of fruit, females need a full meal of blood in order to prepare to lay their eggs. Their mouthparts are shaped for piercing the skin and drinking blood.
If there’s a lot of mosquito activity around your home, use an EPA-approved mosquito repellant on exposed skin, put screens on your doors and windows, and dress in light-colored, long-sleeved shirts and pants. Be aware, mosquitoes bite the most at dawn and dusk.
Mosquitoes can lay eggs in only a few teaspoons of standing water, which you should eliminate from your property–look, for example, in low areas of your lawn, pet bowls, and buckets.
Diamond Lawns’ Mosquito Control Services
If you have a mosquito problem on your property, you may need a professional to make sure it is eliminated. Diamond Lawns will find mosquito breeding locations, devise the best way to get rid of them with your approval, and disrupt their life cycle to prevent larvae from growing to adulthood–all with materials that are safe for children and pets.
If the mosquito problem starts to return, we have you covered. They can return for a variety of reasons, and we’ll be there for any ongoing maintenance.
Contact Diamond Lawns for mosquito control in Idaho today.