Complete Elimination Of Mosquitoes
Disease-carrying mosquitoes are a health threat to your family. Any standing water in the yard will attract them to breed. The team at PureGuard can help reduce mosquito populations in your yard, with treatments that keep working for weeks to give you long-lasting relief. We have the skills and equipment to rid your yard of these pests in and around your home.
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water, from bird baths and dog bowls to gutters and even bottle caps. They carry deadly diseases, such as Zika and West Nile, which can be very serious for anyone who contracts them. Therefore, effective mosquito control practices are vital.
Most people who are infected with West Nile (80 percent) won't know they have contracted it. Others will experience flu-like symptoms, including fever, nausea, vomiting, muscles aches, headache and diarrhea. But there are other illnesses that can be contracted, like Zika and chikungunya, that can also carry a host of other symptoms.
Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes
If you spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer, protect yourself with proper pest control practices. Don't allow water to accumulate in your yard. Wear bug spray when outside. And don't forget to call PureGuard to address the situation properly and effectively at 615-502-2855.
Fast Facts About Mosquitoes
We all enjoy a good summer barbecue or lounging by the pool. But those annoying mosquitoes just won’t let us be! Check out these interesting facts about mosquitoes.
- Only the females bite.
- Because females need protein for their eggs, they are the ones who feed on blood and can get quite aggressive in that pursuit.
- They are the world’s deadliest animals due to the diseases they spread.
- They aren’t strong fliers and are quite slow, only moving about 1 MPH.
- Their mating ritual involves a dance whereby they beat their wings.
- They follow the smell of carbon dioxide to find their next meal.
- There are more than 3,000 different species of mosquitoes in the world.
- Mosquitoes can drink three times their own body weight in blood.
- The average mosquito lives only two months.
- In addition to humans, mosquitoes bite frogs, birds and other animals.
- They are attracted to a mix of sweat and bacteria.
- A mosquito can beat its wings 300 to 600 times per second.
- Mosquitoes deposit their eggs in water, and they only need a few inches to do so.
To this last point, it’s important to keep standing water at bay around your home. Don’t let it accumulated in trash can lids, toys, patio furniture and more. This is one way you can keep mosquitoes from breeding on your property.
How to Keep Mosquitoes Away
They may be annoying, but you don’t have to put up with them! Here are some tips on how to keep mosquitoes away from you this summer in the Nashville, Tennessee area:
Wear Bug Spray
Spritz this on when venturing outdoors in summer.
Use the Right Plants
Use mosquito-repelling plants in your yard such as:
- Lemon Balm
Avoid Hot Spots
Stay away from deep brush, woods, and shaded areas, especially in the evening and at night. Mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk.
Wear Long Sleeves
Cover your skin with loose, long-sleeved shirts and long pants. Wear shoes and hats too. Also, because mosquitoes are attracted to dark colors (they stand out against the rising or setting sun), wear light colors.
Stay Away From Standing Water
Mosquitoes love lakes, creeks, bogs, marshes, and swamps. Stay away from these areas of stagnant water, which is where they lay their eggs. Don’t let standing water collect in your yard, either. Check discarded tires, containers, ditches, pools, low areas, flowerpots, clogged storm drains, birdbaths, and trash cans regularly. Clean them out so they don’t become a breeding ground.
Secure Your House
Always make sure screens are tightly in place on windows and doors. If you see holes or gaps, repair them right away or replace the screen.
Take a Shower
Take a shower after sweating, such as after a workout or cleaning the yard. Mosquitoes are attracted to sweat, or more accurately, the chemical changes in sweat as bacteria forms.
Spray Your Property
Before hosting an outdoor party or barbecue, spray down your yard, patio and deck areas up to 24 hours before your guests arrive.
If you are doing all you can to prevent mosquitoes in your yard but are still having a problem, call your trusted Nashville exterminators right away.
Monthly Mosquito Programs to the Rescue!
It’s time to take back control of your yard with our safe, effective mosquito treatments, performed by qualified, experienced pest control experts in Nashville. We offer monthly mosquito programs with guaranteed results; you can opt for additional sprayings in between regular service if required.
Mosquito Elimination and Prevention in Nashville
Just get in touch to schedule mosquito service now at 615-502-2855.
In the Nashville area mosquitoes have become a 3 season problem