If you’ve spent any time outside in Arkansas, then you know that our mosquitoes are no joke! Unfortunately, many Arkansans have simply accepted the presence of mosquitoes as an unchangeable part of the season, burning citronella candles in vain only to retreat indoors on an otherwise perfect summer night. We at Command Pest Control are excited to tell you that you do have another option — our Mosquito Control Program, the most reliable and effective mosquito control in Arkansas.
Our exterminators have extensive training and with our team’s expertise and specialized equipment, we can quickly get rid of mosquitos on your property. Let us help you take back control of your yard and enjoy the outdoors once again. Contact us today for reliable and affordable mosquito control!
Effective Mosquito Treatment
A group of mosquitoes is called a scourge, and there are over 55 species of mosquitoes present in Arkansas. The larvae live in ponds and are also found in rice fields. Not only are mosquitoes a pesky nuisance, but they can also expose people to certain diseases.
Diseases that are spread to people by mosquitoes include:
- The Zika virus
- West Nile virus
- Chikungunya virus
- Yellow Fever
- And more
Our Mosquito Control Program consists of 6 separate treatments. Prior to your first application, you and your technician will discuss the outside areas that need to be treated. For each treatment, it is standard for us to provide a perimeter fogging around your shrubbery, decking, fencing, and eaves. Based on the size of your outdoor space, additional areas may also need to be treated. If adding these areas increases your overall cost, you will be informed of the increased rate and we will get your approval on the cost before we do the treatment.
Our exterminators have handled a wide range of outdoor spaces and know exactly what to look for when eliminating mosquito larvae, adult mosquitoes, and their habitat. Our mosquito treatments are proven to significantly reduce the mosquito population around your home or commercial property. While we cannot guarantee it will get rid of every single mosquito, we are confident that our service will help make your outdoor space more comfortable for you, your family, and guests.
- You can expect each treatment to be done approximately every 30 days. The application schedule is flexible to best meet your specific needs.
- For a standard perimeter barrier treatment, each application following your initial treatment will be $75. If there are areas outside the designated perimeter barrier that you would like treated, your technician will provide an estimate for adding these areas to your service.
Professional Mosquito Exterminators
Safety is always our priority and our team is extremely careful when applying mosquito treatments. All our applications equal or exceed the safety of tree and shrub care products sold in retail stores. Our team handles each job with care and professionalism and we appreciate you giving us the space needed to treat your property safely. Following application, we ask that you keep children and pets away from the treated area until it is dry. This should take about an hour depending on wind and temperature.
We work with property owners and managers all throughout Arkansas to get rid of mosquitoes and keep them away from their homes, multi-unit residential complexes, commercial businesses, hotels, restaurants, schools, churches, and much more. Our advanced mosquito control techniques can help minimize the mosquito population on your property, providing you, your family, and guests with an extra layer of protection.
FAQs About Mosquitos
Which Mosquitoes Bite?
Female mosquitoes are the ones that bite because they require blood to produce eggs. Their mouths are constructed so that they pierce the skin to easily suck the blood out. They can even bite through tight clothing, so loose-fitting clothing is recommended.
What Attracts Mosquitoes?
There are reasons why mosquitoes like some people more than others. They are attracted to:
- Dark and bold colors (like red, black, navy blue, and floral)
- Floral scented soaps, deodorants, perfumes, and moisturizing lotions
- Smelly feet or socks
- Sweat or skin odor (and they will use these skin-derived chemical signals and smells to find you)
- Certain foods and drinks (pungent Limburger cheese and beer, for example)
- A higher metabolic rate or warmer body temperature
- The carbon dioxide you exhale
- The lactic acid produced when you exercise
- Chemicals produced by pregnant women
- Certain genetics and blood types (especially Type O blood)
How Do I Keep Mosquitoes Away?
- Get rid of standing water on your property – Empty outdoor toys and remove wheelbarrows and other outdoor gear that can catch water after a rainfall. Keep your gutters and drain lines clear of debris, as clogged leaves and branches can cause water to pool.
- Use screens – Fine mesh screens’ openings are too small for mosquitoes to permeate, so install them on windows and doors that you may keep open. Check the seals around the edges and use a patching kit to repair any tears. Consider screening in your porch as well.
- Maintain your yard – Mosquitoes prefer, cool, shady spots on your property, so cut back high grass, brush, and tree limbs that cast shadows to make it less appealing. This also lets more sun in and helps dry up any wet spots. If your lawn has uneven terrain or divots, fill them with topsoil and plant grass seed. Left alone, any dips will collect water during each rainfall and provide a potential breeding ground.
- Hire an exterminator – Mosquito treatment implemented by a professional exterminator can help keep mosquitoes away. We at Command Pest Control offer an effective Mosquito Control Program consisting of 6 separate treatments for optimal protection.
How Do Mosquitoes Survive Winter?
Male mosquitoes have a very short lifespan; they die after mating and live up to 10 days total. Because of this, male mosquitoes never make it through the fall.
Female mosquitoes, on the other hand, can hibernate. When the temperature drops to below 50 degrees, they find places to hibernate in, like trees, burrows, basements, and storm sewers. Similarly, when there is no water around, mosquitoes can go into diapause, where they can essentially delay life for several months. Then, when there is enough water or warmth, they can continue on with life as usual by feeding and laying eggs. Overall, female mosquitoes’ lifespan is roughly 6-8 weeks.
What Do Mosquito Eggs Look Like?
Mosquito eggs are small but can be seen by the naked eye; however, it would be hard to count without either a magnifying glass or a microscope. They may appear to look like mouse droppings when viewed up close.
Some mosquitoes lay hundreds of eggs connected together to form a “raft” that floats on the surface of still water. The eggs are so small that a single raft of 200 to 300 eggs is only 1/4 inch long. Other mosquitoes lay their hundreds of eggs separately, rather than connecting together. Each of the scattered eggs rests on the surface of the water like a tiny boat because it has a “float” attached on either side. Other mosquitoes lay their eggs on soil, where the eggs wait like seeds until exposed to water. When conditions are too dry and cold, the eggs can lie dormant for months, hatching within hours or days when warm, wet weather returns.
Hire Us As Your Arkansas Mosquito Control Company
Let Command Pest Control help keep your outdoor areas comfortable by safely getting rid of the mosquitoes on your property. We guarantee great results, and our mosquito-repelling barrier treatments help keep your yard itch-free all season long. For the best pest control services in Arkansas, contact us today!
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