Mosquito Reduction Treatments
Reducing Mosquitoes in Your Yard
Our objective is to protect your family and pets from mosquito bites and the diseases they can carry, like the West Nile Virus and others.
Our qualified technicians will use state-of-art equipment and top-grade pesticides to dramatically reduce the number of mosquitos in your yard. They will treat your entire yard from front to back. Advantages of our program are:
- Powerful pesticides proven to kill mosquitos and mosquito larvae.
- Colorless and odorless.
- Safe around people and pets.
- Protection from mosquito carried diseases, such as West Nile.
If you continue to have a mosquito problem after 14 days of service, we will return and retreat at no cost to you.
Tips for Mosquito Safety
Mosquitoes are known to spread diseases, such as West Nile Virus, malaria and dengue fever. Therefore, it is important to keep these helpful safety tips in mind:
- Eliminate or reduce mosquito-breeding sites by replacing all standing water at least once a week.
- This includes birdbaths, ponds and unfiltered pools. Remove unneeded vegetation or trash from around any standing water sources that cannot be changed, dumped or removed.
- For passive mosquito management, introduce mosquito-eating fish, such as gambusia, green sunfish, bluegills and minnows to standing water.
- Stay away from shade. Mosquitos hang out in shady places, so having that picnic underneath the shady tree might be a bad idea.
The best safety tip of all for reducing mosquitoes near your greater Columbia home is to call Bugman Pest Elimination for service!
- Visible, irritating bites are due to an immune response from the mosquito's saliva.
- There are both immediate reactions and delayed reactions to mosquito bites.
- Both reactions result in itching, redness and swelling.
- Immediate reactions develop within a few minutes of the bite and last for a few hours. Delayed reactions take around a day to develop, and last for up to a week.
To ease the pain:
Several anti-itch medications are commercially available, including those taken orally, such as Benadryl, or topically applied antihistamines and, for more severe cases, corticosteroids, such as hydrocortisone and triamcinolone.Tea tree oil has been shown to be an effective anti-inflammatory, reducing itching.