There are few things more annoying than mosquitoes. Whether you’re mowing your grass after work, or trying to enjoy an afternoon around the pool, mosquitoes are always uninvited guests and they never want to leave! The problem is particularly bad in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and Norfolk, where low-lying areas retain water, creating mosquito breeding grounds. So much so that the cities frequently spray during the summer months.
However, that city spraying isn’t enough to keep your back yard comfortable for you and your family. Instead of letting mosquitoes hold you hostage, call the pros at HomePro Pest Control – we don’t negotiate with mosquitoes!
Here are a few treatment options you may have tried as a DIY solution:
- Candles – citronella and other candles can help by deterring mosquitoes from the area where the candle and odor are deployed. However, the bugs are still there – hovering outside the candle coverage area. It’s a temporary preventative measure, that doesn’t get rid of mosquitoes.
- Lotions and sprays – Bug sprays and lotions also deter mosquitoes, by creating a physical barrier on your skin that repels the bugs. Similar to candles – the mosquitoes are still in your yard, actively searching for somewhere to feed on any exposed skin.
- Nets and Screens – The old-fashioned way of keeping the bugs at bay is a screen enclosure around your picnic table or porch. These are effective, until it’s time to leave the safety net!
- Propane Traps – These work by emitting carbon dioxide and warmth, tricking the mosquitoes into entering the trap, where they are then killed. These can be effective because they kill thousands of mosquitoes. However, many of our customers tell us they gave up on the traps, because they work by attracting the bugs to the trap – so you’re inviting MORE mosquitoes into your yard, and hoping the trap gets them before they get you.
What works the best?
Regular yard treatments – This is the HomePro solution – a safe and effective treatment regimen that kills the mosquitoes bothering your yard, and continues to provide coverage for up to 30 days. HomePro treatments are safe for children and pets, and our automated service means you don’t have to think about it – we come out each month during mosquito season and you simply relax and enjoy a pest-free yard!
If you’re ready win the war with mosquitoes, give the experts at HomePro a call! Our team will be happy to evaluate your needs and recommend a treatment option based on the size of your yard. Get in touch today at (757) 499-1078 or contact us online.