Tips for Fighting Mosquitoes In OKC

Mosquitoes in Oklahoma City, Edmond, and throughout the state, are more than a nuisance. They’re a serious health threat.

Of course at OKC Mosquito Militia, we take this threat seriously. Our safe, effective treatments eliminate mosquitoes from your property and inhibit reproduction – with long-lasting results.

However, you won’t always find yourself shielded by our services. In fact, OKC Health Department doesn’t spray for mosquitoes, though they do use larvicide to stunt larvae growth.

Simply put, it pays to do everything you can to fight the mosquito threat. OKCHD offers these mosquito fighting tips:

  • Remove garbage that holds water. Mosquitoes will lay hundreds of eggs in something as small as a soda can.
  • Change water in birdbaths and pet water bowls everyday.
  • Clean out clogged rain gutters and repair leaky outdoor plumbing fixtures.
  • Don’t put grass or other yard waste into storm drains or drainage channels. Mosquitoes thrive in clogged storm drainage areas.
  • Cover rain barrels with a screen (as required by City ordinance).
  • Cover boats or store them upside down.
  • Repair or replace damaged screens on doors and windows.
  • Use mosquito dunks and other approved mosquito control products on your property unless you’ve used mosquito spraying service.
  • Make sure tire swings, playground equipment, or other stationary objects on your property aren’t holding water.

What’s the OKC Mosquito Outlook for 2020?

According to the CDC, 47 states reported West Nile Virus infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes in 2019 (as of January 7, 2020). Oklahoma remains an annual target.

As of this writing, it’s winter – you’re enjoying the bug-free months. But spring will arrive soon enough, and with it, the mosquito threat will be on the rise.

Take into account the tips listed above. But don’t stop there. The risk of a family member contracting a disease like West Nile or Zika just isn’t worth it.

Contact us today to get on our spring spraying schedule. Remember we offer the following services:

Mosquito Barrier Treatment
Our most effective mosquito treatment applied by our pro applicators. Kills living mosquitos and prevents breeding.

Natural Mosquito Treatment
Natural mosquito treatments that utilize essential oils that make it hard for mosquitos to harbor and feed on your property.

Special Event Treatment
Planning a wedding, graduation, retirement party or other special events on your property? Ever been to an outdoor event where it felt like the lunch being served was the guests – for a thriving band of bloodthirsty bugs? Avoid this catastrophe by having your property sprayed before the event.

Commercial Mosquito Control
Restaurants, hotels, golf courses, parks, municipalities, and communities all need to consider how they’ll mitigate the mosquito menace.

When the OKC Mosquito Militia lays down its layer of defense, your property is as insulated as possible from the mosquito threat. Don’t lose sleep worrying about your family and friends being exposed to the dangerous insect-borne viruses in our area. Enjoy being outside on your property this summer by preparing for this threat now.