Let’s face it, mosquitos are the worst.

SPS Mosquitoe Raleigh Company
Nobody likes them. Except bats, I guess.

Mosquitoes look at us as a meal, and look at young children like rotisserie chickens.

Being that mosquitoes kill an estimated 1 million people per year, humankind is generally extremely excited to return the favor by eliminating mosquitos in their yard.

Before you hire a pest control company, there are a couple things you should think about.

Mosquito companies aren’t all created equal.

It’s important that you choose a pest control company that knows how to solve mosquito problems in the most ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WAY POSSIBLE.

It’s important to use a company that knows how to identify breeding areas in your yard. Reducing breeding sites can be a natural way of limiting mosquito activity, but most companies focus on the application of pesticides instead of educating their customers.

Mosquito treatments can be harmful to pollinators if not performed properly, which is why we have specialized training for our mosquito experts to ensure a mosquito free yard while minimizing the risk to non target insects, specifically honeybees.

We offer botanical and organic options which work extremely well at limiting the amount of mosquitos in the yard.

At SPS, we have specialized training for our technicians so they can identify areas where mosquitos harbor (I.e hang out) and breed, and areas which absolutely should not be treated (flowering plants specifically)

Mosquito tips

Mosquitos breed in standing water which means empty any items such as unused kiddie pools, buckets, tarps, etc around the property.

Make sure your gutters aren’t clogged! Mosquitos very easily breed in gutters that collect water!

Cut back or thin out any dense foliage. When foliage is really dense it stops water from evaporating beneath them, which is a spot that mosquitos love.

Raking up leaves will also help minimizing breeding areas. Mosquitos don’t need that much water to breed in, and even a leaf that has a little water in it is enough!
Sustainable Pest Owner

Author: Jeremiah Smith