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Why A Professional Mosquito & Tick Control Program Is A Great Idea For Your Rock Island Lawn

June 9, 2020

There are many pests you might find on your Rock Island lawn, but some of them are more dangerous than others. While some pests are mostly considered a nuisance, others are quite dangerous because of the dangers they pose with health risks or property damage.
 
Two of the most dangerous pests you can encounter in your yard are mosquitos and ticks. While these two pests might seem very different in a lot of ways, they are similar in the dangers they pose to both humans and pests. They both are hazardous to your health because they feed on blood and spread pathogens.

Mosquitoes And Ticks

  • Mosquitoes: Mosquitoes are a flying insect with long, thin legs. They have a long, thin appendage that comes out of their faces that females use to suck blood.
  • Ticks: Ticks are a flat, oval-shaped insect. Though after they’ve eaten they become round. They have eight legs and can be anywhere from brown to black to yellow.

Both of these pests are more than just a nuisance. Mosquitoes are actually known for being one of the most dangerous pests in the world because of the number of deadly diseases they spread.

How To Prevent Ticks And Mosquitoes

Because both ticks and mosquitoes are dangerous pests, knowing how to help prevent them is key. While it’s not possible to completely prevent either insect, there are some things you can do to reduce the likelihood they will get into your yard.

Here are some steps you can follow to reduce tick and mosquito populations in Rock Island:

  • Remove any standing water on your property.

  • Make sure that water features like hot tubs are treated properly.

  • Regularly trim hedges.

  • Remove decaying plant matter and things like leaf piles in your yard.

  • Keep tick collars on your pets.

The Most Effective Way To Handle Mosquitoes And Ticks

Even when taking preventative measures, pests like mosquitoes and ticks can be hard to keep away. They can also be hard to get rid of, especially mosquitoes, as nearby environmental factors can impact their numbers.

While there are things you can do on your own to try and control ticks and mosquitos, the most effective way to reduce their population is to get professional pest control help from Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators.

Our professional services are extremely effective. Our mosquito and tick program is comprehensive and involves a three-step process.

  • Step 1: We will start by inspecting your yard and the surrounding area to identify infestations and breeding spots.

  • Step 2: Our pest control technicians apply an adult mosquito treatment using a misting system. This is done once a month during the tick and mosquito system.

  • Step 3: We help keep mosquitoes from growing in population by treating breeding areas with a larvicide.

Protect Your Yard From Ticks And Mosquitos

If you are dealing with ticks and mosquitos around your Rock Island home or business, Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators is here to help. We have safe, comprehensive, and efficient programs that will protect you and your family from these dangerous pests. Give us a call today to learn more.


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