How Does Mosquito Control Work?

TRUST US FOR A MOSQUITO-FREE HOME

OKC Mosquito Militia Total Pest Control aims to establish realistic expectations when it comes to mosquito control in the OKC and Edmond areas. Mosquitoes are a fact of life, and no program will completely eliminate them. With that said, our program can offer relief and allow you to enjoy your back yard without having to endure swarms of pests.

Our approach to Oklahoma mosquito management includes:

  • A thorough inspection
  • Insect growth regulators
  • Botanically-derived insecticides

This process aligns with our commitment to Integrated Pest Management (IPM). It’s an environmentally responsible, low-impact program that addresses the nuisance and potential public health concern mosquitoes create. These insects can carry West Nile, Encephalitis and Zika. We strive to achieve mosquito control in the Edmond, OK area while reducing risks to pollinators like honey bees, bumble bees and butterflies. We don’t perform a broad insect-killing sweep; we target mosquitos only.
To learn more about our targeted mosquito control program, call (405) 283-3368 today.


WE CONTROL OKLAHOMA MOSQUITO POPULATIONS IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS

Our mosquito control process is targeted and thorough. OKC Mosquito Militia Total Pest Control will:

  • Inspect your property for mosquito breeding areas.
  • Make recommendations to minimize breeding sites.
  • Flag your property boundaries where we’ve applied treatment.
  • Apply granular growth regulators to interrupt mosquito development.
  • Mist plants (avoiding flowering plants) to eliminate adult mosquitoes.

When we are finished, we’ll provide you with a service report outlining the treatment and proofing recommendations. When applying our 21-day maintenance treatment, we will perform steps 3-5.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP WITH MOSQUITO CONTROL?

Mosquitoes can breed in small pools of standing water containing leaves or other debris. This makes your OKC or Edmond, OK backyard the perfect habitat. Rain gutters, cups, cans and birdbaths are prime breeding sites. To reduce mosquito populations and the need for pesticides, you must regularly inspect your surroundings for potential breeding areas and disrupt these sites.
Prevent mosquito breeding by dumping any standing water containers. This includes:

  • Recycling bins
  • Bottle caps
  • Cans
  • Tires
  • Boats
  • Tarps

Good mosquito control practices also involve cleaning debris from rain gutters regularly. If you are unable to clean them, ask your pest control technician. You should also clean, filter and chemically treat pools. Empty children’s pools and turn them over when not in use. Keep pool covers clean by propping them up to drain water. For ornamental water features like birdbaths, simply change the water twice a week.

You can also practice mosquito control in Edmond, OK by encouraging natural enemies. For example, stock ornamental ponds with goldfish, as they eat mosquito larvae. Dragonflies and damselflies are also mosquito predators.
Call OKC Mosquito Militia Total Pest Control today to schedule your mosquito control service.

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