Is It Safe To Treat For Mosquitoes?

07/20/2016


Home Pest Control    Mosquitoes   

It seems like every day there is a story about mosquito-borne viruses in the news. These pests, that used to just be a terrible annoyance at backyard cookouts, have become public enemy number one. Now, the diseases that mosquitoes can carry don't just have the ability to kill us, they can cause congenital birth defects to unborn babies. Yes, we're talking about Zika virus. But the last thing you want to do is trade one danger for another. So, it is important to ask the question, "Is it safe to treat for mosquitoes?" Well, the answer is yes. And here's why.

The primary way a pest management company like American Pest will work to reduce the mosquitoes in your yard is by evaluating breeding sites and reducing them. Obviously, this is no threat to anyone. No products are used in the elimination of breeding sites.

But sometimes sites must be controlled. Let's say you have a bird bath or fish pond, and we inform you that it is a breeding site for mosquitoes. You're not likely to want these amenities removed, so our team must treat the water with a knockdown agent that will kill mosquito larvae in the water. At American Pest, we use an agent that is bio-friendly enough to apply to flowers, plants, and even areas of aquatic life. This will kill mosquito larvae in these environments for days after treatment, without adversely affecting the fish or any pets in your yard.

When our team treats for adult mosquitoes in all the places they will hide in your yard, it is necessary to use a knockdown agent in a spray form. But the active ingredient we use doesn't affect humans and animals the way it affects mosquitoes, black flies, and midges. It directly attacks these creatures with crystals that are toxic to their physiology. Since this agent is so targeted, it is widely considered the safest natural mosquito insecticide available.

Our mosquito treatments are designed by experts to be very dangerous to mosquitoes and mosquito larvae, but entirely safe for humans, pets, and the environment. So, you can go out and enjoy your backyard without worrying about chemicals or toxins making you sick.

We live in a world where international travel has allowed deadly mosquito-borne viruses to spread to areas they would not have been able to spread to before. But with that increase in world travel has come an increase in pest control knowledge. You can always count on American Pest to be on the cutting edge of new technologies, products, and protocols. Reach out to us today to learn more about how to protect your Northern Virginia home from the dangers of mosquitoes.






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