More than just a nuisance, mosquitoes can be dangerous. They can spread West Nile Virus, Encephalitis, Malaria and Yellow Fever, among other diseases. A blood-borne illness, West Nile Virus is transmitted by mosquitoes to a variety of hosts, including birds, horses, cats, dogs, bats, rabbits, and humans. Most cases of West Nile in humans show up in late summer or early fall, but can appear year-round in warmer parts of the country. While August and September are prime mosquito months due to warmer temperatures, mosquitoes begin breeding as early as February or March.
In response to customer demand and concern about mosquito-borne diseases, BLUE STAR is now offering a new service to help homeowners control mosquito populations this summer. This service surpresses the population, as total elimination is not realistic.
Mosquitoes need only a thimble full of water to survive, which means homeowners must be vigilant. It’s important to eliminate conditions around your home that attract mosquitoes, such as standing water around yards, in bird baths, roof gutters, pet food dishes or potted plants.
BLUE STAR has a three step process to help reduce mosquito activity in residential and commercial settings. This treatment includes the entire yard and is customized for each customer.
- The treatment begins with an inspection of potential breeding sites.
- Larvicides may be used in standing water, such as ponds or other water features in the landscape, to stunt the growth of mosquitoes’ offspring before they become biting adults.
- A thorough application of insecticide is placed on shrubbery, ornamental plants and other areas where adult mosquitoes tend to land and rest.
We have tested other methods of mosquito control and have found that this new appoach will provide the most effective surpression of the mosquito population.While the city governments provide mosquito control, they don’t treat homeowners’ yards or offer the customized approach we offer. Let us help you reclaim your yard.
BLUE STAR offers this service as a one time treatment or as an ongoing service to protect you and your family throughout the spring and summer.