Updated: Jun 27
How do I get rid of mosquitoes
What Orkin Does
Mosquito treatment is usually an integrated effort involving source reduction plus the use of chemical control products when needed. Since mosquitoes develop in water, source reduction targets and eliminates water sources favorable for mosquito breeding. While source reduction is the more effective long-term approach to mosquito treatment, the mosquito treatment plan may require using chemical products to supplement source reduction.
The mosquito treatment plan begins with your pest management professional conducting a thorough property inspection and identifying the kind of mosquitoes causing problems. Once the inspection and identification is complete, your pest management professional will prepare a mosquito treatment plan that provides recommendations and assistance for both source reduction and necessary chemical product use. Some of the source reduction recommendations might include:
Locate Where They Come From – A diagram of your property is prepared that indicates actual or potential mosquito development sites.
Keep Them Out of the House – Providing recommendations to exclude mosquitoes from getting inside the home.
Eliminate Hiding Spots – Providing recommendations for vegetation management since many species of mosquitoes rest in vegetation around the home during the day.
Some chemical product uses that may be needed for mosquito treatment include:
Vegetation Treatments – Applying insecticides to vegetation that adult mosquitoes use for sheltered resting sites.
Water Treatments – Applying insect growth regulators that prevent mosquito development in their water environments.
Prevent Eggs From Hatching – Applying microbial insecticide products that cause mosquito mortality in their water environments.
Orkin is trained to help manage mosquitoes and similar pests. Since every building or home is different, your Orkin Pro will design a unique mosquito treatment program for your situation.