Mosquito Control 101: Safe And Effective Strategies For Your Chicago Yard

Mosquitoes biting someone's skin.
We all have our favorite things about Chicago summertime. Still, most of us agree that one of the most frustrating aspects of this time of year has got to be the growing presence of mosquitoes. It's one thing when a mosquito catches you off guard when you're out and about, but when you find they've taken over your yard suddenly, the problem becomes more dire. So what can you do to protect your Chicago yard and home against these pests?

Aerex has been the leader in Chicago pest control services for over 70 years, and in that time, we've had to adapt to the growing threat mosquitoes pose continuously. Below is a brief guide to these bugs, why they do what they do, and how dangerous they are. Read on to learn more, and remember Aerex Pest Control when you need the best pest control in Chicago.

Understanding Mosquito Behavior: Essential For Effective Control

Everyone knows mosquitoes feed on blood, but not everyone knows how they find their meals. They use a combination of sight and smell to identify potential targets and fill up on blood as part of their reproductive cycle. Only females feed on blood.

An often overlooked aspect of mosquito behavior is how they lay eggs. They seek out water with accommodating temperatures to deposit their eggs. It's one reason they're so common around swamps, but any form of standing water will do if it is warm enough. 

Treating a mosquito infestation means targeting mosquitos at all stages of life. Aerex Pest Control technicians will treat standing water for mosquitos and other proven methods to ensure the cycle ends and not just disrupt it. Our comprehensive approach is practical any time of year.  

Mosquito-Borne Diseases: How These Insects Pose A Serious Danger

One reason mosquitoes are so notorious is that they are prolific transmitters of blood-borne diseases. They can spread infections great distances simply through feeding, with no way to tell which mosquitoes are infected merely by looking at them.

Some of the most common mosquito-borne diseases are malaria, yellow fever, Zika virus, and chikungunya. These diseases can be debilitating at best, with mild symptoms like fever and joint pain. However, some can be fatal without prompt treatment. What makes these diseases dangerous is the growing mosquito season in the United States.

As temperatures continue to rise each year, Chicago residents can expect to encounter more and more mosquitoes. But Aerex Pest Control can protect your property with powerful, eco-friendly treatments. Professional treatments are the best ways to repel mosquitoes. 

Mosquito Prevention: Eco-Friendly And Effective Tips

You're in luck if you want to take a more active role in Chicago mosquito control. Here are a few ways to naturally get rid of mosquitoes:

  • Remove all sources of standing water around your property
  • Repair any damage to your window screens to remove possible points of entry
  • Use fans or air conditioners to make it harder for mosquitoes to fly
  • Grow basil, rosemary, or lemongrass inside your home and around your property to repel mosquitoes

Natural deterrents may help keep mosquitoes away, but the safest and effectual answer to mosquito control is to call the professionals at Aerex Pest Control.

Total Mosquito Control: How Professionals Ensure Long-Lasting Results

The key to any mosquito control is an all-encompassing approach that targets all potential harborage areas simultaneously. It means knowing where they currently are and where they likely could be nearby. It's a lot of work, so the best way to control mosquitoes is through professional services.

Aerex Pest Control has served Chicago and the surrounding area with the best mosquito and pest control services for over 70 years. Our secret to success is working with our customers to develop a treatment plan that meets their needs. Call us today to learn more about our services.

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