Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.
Delicate biting fly with long, needle-like mouthparts. Immature stages are found in water and resemble small worms.
Some species of mosquitoes can transmit the West Nile virus and the bites can cause itching.
Mosquitoes lay eggs in standing or slow-moving water or moist areas that occasionally flood.
Blood (females) and nectar
Transmit diseases such as West Nile; bites cause itching
Locate and remove all sources of standing water, including clogged gutters and spouts, play equipment, irrigation boxes, poorly drained turf, clogged drains, holes in trees, etc.
Keep screens in good repair to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering a building.
Avoid outside activity when mosquitoes are active (dawn and dusk).
Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants and a hat to help prevent bites.
Use repellents such as DEET, Picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535.
In areas of standing water that cannot be drained, a product known as “mosquito dunks,” contains a bacteria toxic to mosquito larvae, can be used.
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Pests can be difficult to control, but that’s what we are here for. We create a strategic plan to gain control of your problem and make sure we get results.
We take a scientific approach to pest control. We start with an inspection and assessment to help us identify the pest, locate where they are, and create a specific plan for your property. Every home and business is different and requires a unique strategy.
Proper pest management starts with a detailed inspection and assessment from an expert pest professional before treatment. Thorn Pest Solutions uses a three-step process rooted in science to eliminate pests with long-term results.
First, we identify the root problem(s) with a site assessment. Pests are almost always an indicator of an environmental condition. This will determine the best actions to provide short and your long-term results against pests.
Next, we develop a plan to fix the problems we discovered. This includes solving current pest issues, eliminating conducive conditions, and monitoring for future pest activity. Good pest management starts with a good plan.
Lastly, we implement the solutions we developed including inspection, monitoring, and preventing future pest infestations. Good pest control requires a good offense and not just defense. Prevention is key.