Primary Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
More than 200 species of mosquitoes can be found in the United States and 56 of those species live in Wisconsin. Mosquitoes are a part of the fly family and can be identified by their thin bodies, long legs and their long, sharp sucking mouth (also known as a proboscis). Mosquitoes are undesirable because of their blood-sucking tendencies, which cause irritating, itchy bites and can also spread serious diseases such as malaria, Zika and the West Nile virus. These diseases result in the deaths of more than 1 million people every year, so it’s important to take the proper precautions against them.
WHAT ARE MOSQUITOES ATTRACTED TO?
Mosquitoes are attracted to people and places where they can breed. Mosquitoes will gravitate toward carbon dioxide that is released by the human body, as well as strong fragrances, body odor, sweat and even body heat. Around your yard or outdoor space, mosquitoes can be found near water sources which is where they lay their eggs.
If you have mosquitoes around (or inside of) your home, don’t hesitate to call Madsen Pest Management. Below is the process our Madsen team will follow to prevent your mosquitoe problem:
Property InspectionFirst, our technicians will perform an inspection to identify your mosquitoe infestation. Many times we are able to do this from satellite imagery.
After the inspection, our technicians will identify and create a customized treatment plan.
Mosquitoe TreatmentWe’ll spray your yard or outdoor area using the best techniques for your infestation based on the plan above.
Annual ControlUnfortunately, mosquitoes are recurring pests and it’s almost impossible to get rid of them, 100%. The goal is to control the population, which means this pest will require yearly or quarterly treatments.
PREVENT MOSQUITOES ON YOUR PROPERTY
- Remove all sources of standing water or dump out and refill daily/weekly (bird baths, ponds, buckets, toys, animal troughs)
- Cover pools when not in use.
- Pick up yard debris.
- Clean out gutters and drains regularly.
- Store plastic covers or tarps indoors.