Baton Rouge Mosquito Control - West Nile Threat Highest In September and October
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention showed West Nile infected 2,469 people last year and cause 119 deaths. The virus is transmitted by mosquitoes that have bitten infected birds and then feast on a human host. September and October are the worst months for the virus and your highest chance to contract it. Be sure to keep using personal mosquito repellent and wear long sleeve shirts and pants when possible. Fortunately, only 1 in 5 people who contract the virus develop fever, and less than a percent develop anything serious. If you suspect you may have contracted West Nile, please see a doctor as soon as you can.
GreenSeasons Mosquito Misting Systems
The weather is warming up and it is a great time to go outside and eat some good food. That is exactly what the mosquitoes are going to do. So before you head outside to cook with family, friends and pets, take the appropriate precautions against mosquitoes.
Mosquito Borne Diseases in People
Below is a list of diseases transmitted by mosquitoes that affect people with links to the Center for Disease Control:
Mosquito Borne Diseases in Pets
Below is a list of diseases transmitted by mosquitoes that will affect animals with links for more information:
Keep people and pets indoor during dusk and dawn. This is when mosquitoes are most active.
Use mosquito repellents. Use mosquito repellents labeled for pets on animals.
Eliminate standing water areas around your home.
Mosquito treatments in your yard will greatly reduce the number of mosquitoes.
A mosquito misting system will virtually eliminate the mosquito presence at your home.
Long sleeves and pants help, but no one wears either when it is hot.
GreenSeasons Mosquito Control
Let GreenSeasons get rid of your mosquito problem. GreenSeasons is a professional mosquito control company servicing the greater Baton Rouge, greater New Orleans, Slidell, Prairieville, Walker, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Baker, Zachary, Hammond and Covington areas. If you think you have a a mosquito problem or just don't want to get bit anymore, just click here for a free quote and we will give you a call or call us at (888) 353-1971.
If you would simply like some advice on DIY mosquito control, please contact us and we will help.
I am predicting we will have a very large and active mosquito population soon due to the mild winter Louisiana is having... again. Aside from being incredibly annoying, mosquitoes do transmit a number of illness to both humans and pets. I believe the best option for mosquito control at your home is a professionally installed mosquito misting system and here is why.
Unlike most of the other options out there for mosquito control, a misting system is proven to work in getting rid of the pesky bugs from your backyard. A correctly designed system will target areas where mosquitoes stay and keep them off of your family and pets. The product used will also knock down most other flying insects as well.
The product used is less toxic to humans than insect repellent you spray on your skin when camping. It is derived from Chrysanthemum flowers. It also only sprays a few seconds two to three times a day. The times it goes off are dawn and dusk which is the most active time for mosquitoes.
Misting systems are automatic. When you are having a backyard barbecue, mosquitoes will be one less thing you have to worry about. There is no hassle about setting up, replacing or refilling every time you go outside. A technician comes out a few times a year and services the system usually checking for anything that is malfunctioning and refills your tank for you.
OUT OF SIGHT
Except for the few seconds they spray a day, you would hard pressed to notice the nozzles. The nozzles are usually attached to trees, fences or hidden under the eves of your roof. There is a tank that holds with a control box, but it is placed in an area of your yard that isn't frequently seen or visited. This would usually be behind a fence or on the side of the home.
If you live in the Greater Baton Rouge, Greater New Orleans or anywhere in Southeast Louisiana, please feel free to call us at 225.752.2333 and have us help you in person
Mosquitoes and West Nile
With the recent scare of the West Nile Virus making its way into the news again, you may be more worried about keeping mosquitoes away from your family. There are some easy ways you can reduce the overall number of mosquitoes being born around you. There are also some new ways to kill mosquitoes and keep them out of your yard.
Mosquitoes lay about 250 eggs each and all they need is some still water and two weeks for them to hatch. While only the females bite humans, they are responsible for around 5 bites a day each.
Remove Anything with an Open Top
Anything that allows water to accumulate and stand still is a safe harbor for mosquito eggs. This includes buckets, children's toys, old soda cans, tops of lawn equipment with equipment holders, etc.
Level Out Low Spots in your Yard
Areas in your yard that hold water for more than two weeks should be leveled out for other reasons as well, but one more to add to that list is to keep mosquitoes from laying more eggs.
Keep Gutters Clear
Gutters with debris can cause standing water, allowing more mosquitoes.
Install Insect Screens
Installing an insect screen around your favorite areas outside is a great way to keep mosquitoes and other insects out.
Undoubtedly, no matter the steps you take to reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard, it is likely they will still show up. This could be due to them flying in from neighbors yards or vacant lots. So here are some of the best control methods out.
Mosquito Misting Systems
This is a device set up at your home that will spray fine mist containing permethrin.
Mosquito repellents are a great choice to keep mosquitoes at bay. Mosquito repellents should contain either DEET, Picaridian or oil of lemon eucalyptus to be effective. Be sure to reapply according to the package. Also, you must reapply after sweating or getting wet.
These are usually tablets labeled to be placed in standing water to kill mosquito larvae. If you have an area that retains water and you cannot regularly dump it, this is a great option.
These devices imitate human breathing, which is what attracts mosquitoes. Unfortunately this also attracts about 10 times as many mosquitoes to your yard as you would normally have. When the mosquito gets close enough, it is trapped in a net and dies. While this does work, you will still attract mosquitoes when you are outside breathing as well. These products run off of propane and will have to be restocked regularly.
These are products that mess with the mosquito's sensory system and makes it hard for them to find you. This may be smoke or an oil such as cedar oil. While these do have work, they should be used in conjunction with another control method for the best results.
What Does Not Work on Mosquitoes?
These may kill a small number of mosquitoes, but they really just attract and kill other insects that wouldn't bother you. Your money would be better spent on something else.
These are supposed to keep mosquitoes away with sound. They do not work well, if at all.