The Key To Effective Mosquito Protection In Rock Island

Mosquito biting someone's skin.

Why is it that the mosquitoes come out at the most fun part of the year? Not only the best months but also the best time of day. Sunset; when everything is settling down, the temperature drops, and you just want to kick back and relax. It’s absolutely wonderful, until you start getting dive-bombed by mosquitoes. That’s why Quick-Pest Eliminators is just a phone call away.

What Exactly Is A Mosquito?

There are 3,500 known types of mosquitoes worldwide. Not all of them bite or spread disease, and among the biting variety, it's only the females that do the bloodsucking. The type of mosquito that spreads the disease is referred to as a vector. This term is not unique to mosquitoes, it's used to describe any animal or insect that spreads pathogens. 

  • They don’t actually bite. You are stuck with a thing called a proboscis, then they suck the blood from you.

  • They have six legs and wings. 

  • They will bite day or night.

  • It only takes a few of them to start an outbreak in a community, potentially making hundreds of people sick.

  • Female mosquitoes need a ‘blood meal’ to produce eggs.

  • They can live indoors or outdoors.

  • Their lifespan is between two to four weeks.

What Will Attract Mosquitoes To Your Rock Island Home?

Many factors will attract these little pests to your property. Because the spring in Rock Island was wetter than normal, we can expect a robust mosquito population this summer. Of course, we cannot control the weather, but there are other factors that you have control of around your home and property. These areas should be monitored and inspected frequently:

  • Standing or stagnant water is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Ponds, unattended birdbaths, potted plants with saucers, clogged gutters, old tires, and basically any vessel that could hold water.

  • Leaf mold or any type of damp decaying plant matter. This needs to be cleared away.

  • Hedges, shrubs, and grass should be trimmed regularly.

  • Animals’ watering bowls, do not leave these out overnight.

The above items are for your property, but let’s not forget that you live on your property too, and you are part of the attraction.

The Best Way To Keep Them Away

Our fully automated mosquito control system ensures that your home, family, and pets will be mosquito-free. Our free onsite inspection is designed to highlight all problem areas around your property, focusing on any structures or pet areas. Our comprehensive program is highly effective, and cannot be compared to over-the-counter pesticides. Our targeted and repetitive applications are proven to get you the results that you are looking for.

Of course, you have questions regarding the safety of our products and mosquito control methods. Quick-Kill Pest Eliminators is a family-owned and operated business, and we understand how important your loved ones are to you. We would be pleased to answer your questions in person at your initial free inspection. Contact us today to make that appointment to take back your Rock Island Property.

Preventing Mosquito Bites

  • Stay away from, or remove, stagnant water from around your property. This includes flower pots and rain gutters. 

  • Ensure screens are in place, and do not leave doors open. Check for rips and tears in screen material, also bent or damaged frames. 

  • Use a repellant. DEET is available in many strengths and works well. Several essential oil-based products work as well. 

  • Wear light-colored clothing, for some reason they are not as attracted to them. 

  • Stay inside during dawn and dusk.

  • Burn citronella torches and candles.

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