We don't have to tell you that mosquitoes bite, or that mosquitoes can create itchy welts on your skin. You know mosquitoes are irritating pests. If this was the only reason to invest in mosquito control, it would be enough. The mosquitoes in West Chester can be super annoying.

But there are more important reasons to keep mosquitoes away from your property - reasons that might make you decide to invest in professional mosquito control. Let's take a look at some not-so-fun facts about mosquitoes in West Chester and why mosquito control is the best way to protect yourself, your family, and your pets.

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a child scratching mosquito bites on her leg

The Purpose Of Mosquitoes In West Chester

You might think that mosquitoes serve no purpose, but they actually do. They help with pollination. Mosquitoes feed on the nectar of flowers. When they do, they move pollen around. Unfortunately, this is not enough reason to have mosquitoes on your property. There are other, far less dangerous insects that can take care of pollinating the plants in your landscaping. Why do we mention this? How does this connect to mosquito control?

One of the first not-so-fun facts about mosquitoes you should know is that, if you have plants on your property, mosquitoes are going to be drawn to them. They feed on nectar and plant sap. This is why it is hard to keep mosquitoes in West Chester away. The goal of mosquito control is not to keep mosquitoes away because that would be impossible. The goal is to let mosquitoes come, and eliminate them when they do.

Why Mosquitoes Are Around Your West Chester Yard

Plants aren't the only attractants that will bring mosquitoes into your yard. Mosquitoes are drawn to standing water because female mosquitoes lay their eggs in still, stagnant water resources. Mosquitoes may also be drawn to plumes of carbon dioxide. If you have a party in your yard, it could send a signal to mosquitoes in neighboring yards. When you invest in professional mosquito control to get rid of mosquitoes, key areas on your property will be treated with an active ingredient that targets mosquitoes that enter your yard.

The mosquitoes that come onto your property and rest in these locations, such as landscape vegetation, don't live long enough to bite you or lay hundreds of eggs in your yard. Professional mosquito control doesn't just work to keep mosquitoes away, routine treatments get rid of mosquitoes that are on your property and guard against new mosquitoes that come into your yard.

Types Of Diseases Mosquitoes Spread In West Chester

Most of the time mosquitoes are just irritating. Bites typically don't amount to much more than itchy welts, but mosquitoes are known to spread harmful diseases. Here is a short list of diseases caused by mosquitoes:

  • West Nile virus (WNV)

  • Malaria

  • Yellow fever

  • Chikungunya

  • Dengue fever (also called breakbone fever)

  • Several forms of encephalitis

  • Rift valley fever

While this list of diseases caused by mosquitoes is scary to look at, keep in mind that many of these diseases are not localized to the United States. They only spread during outbreaks. Diseases that are endemic to America and to our area, such as the West Nile virus and other diseases that cause encephalitis, are rare. The risk of serious disease is low. But it is a threat of which you should be aware. Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain which can be deadly.

How To Reduce Mosquitoes In Your West Chester Yard

There are two effective ways to reduce mosquito activity in your yard and guard against mosquito bites. We touched on one. Spraying for mosquitoes in your yard is the best way to have active protection from mosquitoes. These treatments should be performed by a licensed professional to ensure that the right products are used in the correct amounts.

Another way a licensed professional can help you significantly reduce mosquitoes in your yard is by installing the In2Care mosquito trap system. This ingenious product offers female mosquitoes a perfect breeding site. When mosquito eggs are deposited, they are destroyed inside the traps. The female is also destroyed - no more female mosquito, no more threat of having hundreds of mosquitoes hatching in your yard and tormenting you while you're trying to enjoy some time outside.

If you have questions about spraying for mosquitoes in your yard or about the installation of the In2Care mosquito trap system, we would love the opportunity to help you find the answers. Reach out to Masters Touch Pest Solutions to learn more or to schedule service for your West Chester yard. The mosquito control services we provide are the best in the industry. You don't have to live with irritating, and potentially dangerous, mosquitoes pestering you in your backyard. Take your backyard back from these annoying pests. Connect with Masters Touch Pest Solutions today. 


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