Mosquito Protection in St. Louis, MO
Mosquito Protection for Your Home and Family
Mosquitoes are both dangerous and annoying. As the experts in mosquito control, we offer strategies to reduce the mosquito population on your property: The 7 T’s of Mosquito Control
TIP – Reduce standing water to eliminate mosquito threats, including those in children’s sandboxes, wagons or plastic toys; underneath and around downspouts, in plant saucers and dog bowls. Other hot spots include tarps, gutters, and flat roofs.
TOSS – Remove excess grass, leaves, firewood and clippings from yards.
TURN – Turn over larger yard items that could hold water like children’s portable sandboxes or plastic toys.
REMOVE TARPS – If tarps stretched over firewood piles, boats or sports equipment aren’t taut, they’re holding water…a perfect breeding site for mosquitoes.
TAKE CARE – Take care of home maintenance needs that can contribute to standing water, including cleaning out gutters and making sure downspouts are attached properly, keeping your lawn grass low, and check irrigation systems for leaking.
TEAM UP – Despite taking all precautions in your own home, talking with neighbors is a key component to mosquito, and tick, control. Townhomes and homes with little space between lots mean that mosquitoes can breed at a neighbor’s home, and affect your property.
TREAT – Utilize a professional mosquito elimination barrier treatment around the home and yard. Using a barrier treatment at home reduces the need for using DEET-containing bug spray on the body. Mosquito Squad eliminates up to 90% of the mosquitoes and ticks on a property.
When it comes to mosquito protection in St. Louis, MO, officials have always urged residents to protect themselves from this pesky little insect. That’s because there have been numerous cases over the last few years where people have become sick after being bitten by mosquitoes.
Standing water on your property can lead the way to a mosquito infestation. Water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. It plays a vital role in the development of the mosquito. However, mosquitoes are going to be around looking for the next victim to bite regardless if there is water or not.
At Mosquito Squad, we understand that mosquitoes are an unwelcomed guest at your backyard events. Even if you’re just working alone in your garden, mosquitoes can cut the time you spend outside significantly. It’s understandable because after all, no one wants to be bitten by mosquitoes. To be quite honest we know it hurts.
We have seen news report after news report about someone contracting the West Nile Virus after being bitten by mosquitoes. This is why it is so important to protect you and your family. The West Nile Virus can be life threatening depending on the age of the person bitten by the mosquito. One form of mosquito protection in St. Louis, MO is to have the yard around your home sprayed. We call it creating a barrier of protection. While the city may spray for mosquitoes; adding the additional protection in your own yard is needed. Mosquito Squad wants to protect you and your family while still giving you the ability to enjoy the great outdoors day or night. Our owner has often said, “Mosquito Squad is so good, our customers can grill naked!” That’s how much we believe in our treatment systems.
Many people turn to spray repellents to alleviate the problem. The sad fact is that this is more of a waste of your money as these products eventually prove ineffective. Plus you’re not really combating the problem. The mosquitoes are still in your backyard area. repellents carry with them their own set of problems depending on what you use (see our fact sheet on repellents for more information). By spraying your yard you are alleviating the need for repellents.
There are ways to enjoy the great outdoors with your family while avoiding the dreaded mosquito bite. With the right mosquito treatment, you can enjoy the outdoors anytime. Contact us today and we’ll be happy to explain our treatment systems to you.