Mosquito Control in Idaho
Culex species and others
Mosquitoes are one of the most infamous pests in the world. Not only are their bites annoying, they can cause allergic reactions, and in some parts of the world they have been known to spread diseases like Zika, West Nile virus, malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, and encephalitis. When it comes to mosquito control in Idaho, the professionals at Gemtek know exactly what it takes to keep these pests from putting you and your family in danger.
A wet, snowy winter can lead to an explosion in the Idaho mosquito population in the spring and summer months as ice and snow begin to melt. Female mosquitoes only need a teaspoon of standing water in which to lay their eggs, but unlike other insects, they will not travel far from their breeding ground while looking for a meal. Therefore, the most important step you can take to eliminate mosquitoes from your property is to get rid of any areas of standing water where eggs can hatch. This means covering up rain barrels, replacing the water in bird baths, and getting rid of old tires or other refuse.
Mosquitoes in Idaho are most active at dawn and dusk, preferring to escape the hot midday sun by resting in tall grass or nearby bushes. By keeping your yard and shrubs neatly trimmed, you’ll do your part to deter mosquitoes from taking up residence on your property.
Mostly gray with white, silver, green, or iridescent blue scales
¼ – ⅜ inch long
Males typically feed on nectar, while females require one blood meal to fertilize eggs
Prefer areas with stagnant water or soft soil in order to breed
Found throughout the world
Mosquito Prevention in Idaho
When it comes to mosquitoes, keeping them as far away as possible is your best bet. Here are a few tips for eliminating mosquitoes from your property:
- Remove any standing water around your home
- Install mesh screens on all doors and windows
- Be aware of the time of day – avoid being outside at dawn and dusk
- Wear long pants and sleeves when possible
- Use insect repellant that contains DEET – the higher the concentration, the longer the protection
If you’ve tried everything and mosquitoes are still bugging you, your best bet is to give Gemtek Pest Control a call. We’re dedicated to providing quality residential mosquito control in Idaho, and our trained technicians will use the latest Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques to eliminate mosquitoes from your property quickly and permanently.
To schedule your free mosquito inspection, fill out the form on this page or contact us today!