Why Call Quik-Kill If Mosquitoes Are Buzzing Around Your Streator Home
July 17, 2019
There are many reasons mosquitoes may be buzzing around your home in Streator. If you have standing water on or near your property, such as pools, ponds, or a creek, they will be attracted to the area. Mosquitoes reproduce in stagnant water. One female mosquito can lay over 100 eggs every three days. So, unless stopped, she will keep producing new offspring.
Have you noticed an increase in the mosquito population near your home?
Humans and their activity are other factors that attract mosquitoes. Simple things, such as playing basketball in the driveway, kids playing in the yard, or even you, working up a sweat while cutting the grass attracts mosquitoes because they are drawn to the carbon dioxide your body produces when you get hot and sweaty.
Mosquitoes use the heat of a person's body to determine where the blood is the closest to the surface. Female mosquitoes need the protein and iron found in our blood for their eggs. By sucking one person's blood and then another, a mosquito can transmit diseases from one person to the next. Some of the viruses they spread are the Zika virus, malaria, dengue fever, and the West Nile virus. Wearing long sleeves and pants so that you won't have much skin exposed for them to bite isn't a practical solution during the heat of the summer.
It is also difficult to treat mosquitoes yourself with methods that are both safe and effective. People like to use over-the-counter foggers in hopes of clearing their backyard for an event or family gathering. The problem with this is that you need to outrun the fogger so that you are not inhaling the toxic fumes into your lungs. Plus, timing is essential. Mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk, which means you would have to go out and do this early in the morning and after the sun goes down at night. Misting them in the middle of the day isn't very useful because heat causes insecticides to evaporate.
Quik-Kill has taken the guess-work out of the equation by utilizing a fully-automatic mosquito misting system that will emit a fine mist at scheduled intervals—every night at sunset and every morning around sunrise when mosquitoes are most active. Quik-Kill's mosquito misting system can also help control other unwanted insects like spiders, flies, gnats, and no-see-ums. It is easy to use, fully automatic, and blends into your landscaping.
Reducing the mosquito population is the best way to enjoy outside activities at home. For those who don’t spend much time outside, but want to host a special event, Quik-Kill also offers a one-time, highly effective mosquito-control service. Whatever your need, we can tailor a plan that works for you. Contact us today to get a free inspection and consultation about your treatment requirements.