Mosquito problems in your neighborhood are likely to come from water-filled containers that you, the homeowner, can help eliminate. All mosquitoes require water in which to breed. Be sure to drain any standing water around your house. Here are some simple steps you can take to help eliminate mosquitoes in your backyard:
Dispose of any unused tires. Tire can breed thousands of mosquitoes.
Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers.
Clear roof gutters of debris.
Check and empty outdoor toys nightly.
Repair leaky outdoor faucets.
Change the water in bird baths and kiddie pools at least one a week.
Canoes and other boats should be turned over.
Don't allow water to collect on pool covers.
Empty water collected in tarps around the yard or on woodpiles.
Plug holes in trees.
Even the smallest containers that can collect water can breed mosquitoes; these containers include bottles, buckets, trash can lids, flower pots and tin cans.
If you find that these do-it-yourself measures are not enough, our professional mosquito management programs can help take the bite out of mosquitoes and create an enjoyable outdoor experience for you and your family.
Some of the measures we take include a full inspection of the exterior of your property to locate and treat the areas where mosquitoes love to breed – basically anywhere there's standing water. We will treat these areas with professional products specially designed to control mosquito larvae for extended periods of time.
In addition, we will also apply a residual treatment around your property to control mature biting mosquitoes. Application sites include any and all areas where mosquitoes like to harbor during the daytime, including around trees, shrubs and shaded areas like under eaves and overhangs.
Your technician will make recommendations for you to eliminate conditions that are conducive to mosquito breeding and will return monthly to inspect and retreat to help keep the mosquito population around your property under control.
For one of the most effective mosquito control options available throughout Mid-Missouri, consider Rottler's automatic mosquito misting system. This system utilizes strategically placed nozzles around your property to automatically spray a Pyrethrum based insecticide. This insecticide is a water-based, bio-degradable substance that originates from the Chrysanthemum flower, making it much safer for your family and the environment. The mister system can be set to automatically administer insecticide at predetermined times when mosquitoes are most active or you can choose a remote control device that will allow you to activate the system to spray whenever you need it to.
For more information or to schedule a FREE inspection and get an estimate for mosquito management services, contact us or call toll free 1.877.ROTTLER.