Seasonal Mosquito & Tick Treatments in Central Illinois & the Quad Cities
Disease-transmitting mosquitoes and ticks are typically a problem in Illinois and Iowa as early as March and as late as October. Spring rains and warmer temperatures allow breeding to occur, especially around properties that have a good amount of moisture, shade, and vegetation. Ornamental ponds, bird baths, and outdoor play equipment can quickly become a suitable habitat for the female mosquito to lay her eggs - as long as the water remains stagnant. Low-growing ground cover creates a dense environment that not only retains moisture, but encourages mosquitoes and ticks to rest during the warmest hours of the day. Ticks gain greater mobility by latching onto humans and domestic animals passing by. Swatting at mosquitoes and avoiding your backyard over worry about ticks is no way to enjoy your summer. Contact Quik-Kill to get started with our Outdoor Living™ plan, including professional mosquito and tick control to protects your family and pets!
Our Three Step Program To Eliminate Mosquitoes & Ticks
At Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators, treatment for mosquitoes and ticks is comprehensive by design. In our Outdoor Living™ plan, our entomologists have created a three-step program that is as thorough as it is effective.
Here’s how we’ll protect you:
Step 1: We begin by conducting a complete inspection of your yard and surrounding property to identify where mosquitoes reside and breed.
Step 2: Our pest control professionals will apply an adult mosquito treatment which provides immediate knock-out and relief. We utilize a specialized mosquito misting system to provide a repellent treatment to foliage areas around the property, paying special attention to areas that retain moisture (i.e. bushes, shrubs, under decks, boundary areas, etc.). This is performed on regular intervals during peak periods of mosquito and tick activity.
Step 3: We’ll limit mosquito populations by treating breeding areas with a biological mosquito larvicide that stops the development of larvae at its source!
Each mosquito and tick treatment can give you up to four weeks of relief, which is a lot of time to enjoy the outdoors during those balmy summer days and nights. Our Outdoor Living™ plan will reduce the numbers of these annoying and potentially dangerous insects.
Risks Associated With Mosquitoes & Ticks
Concern for human health and educating the public is a top priority at Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators.
Mosquitoes are a public health problem in most parts of the world, including our region. These biting insects have the ability to spread serious diseases to people including West Nile virus, Encephalitis, and Zika. According to the American Mosquito Control Association, mosquitoes carry diseases and parasites like dog heartworm to dogs and horses as well. It is impossible to stop mosquitoes completely given their ability to fly, but Quik-Kill’s mosquito control services reduce mosquito populations and eliminate potential hiding and resting sites.
Ticks & Lyme Disease
Deer ticks, also known as blacklegged ticks, are largely responsible for more than 300,000 reported cases of Lyme disease each year. Lyme disease is a serious illness many people never fully recover from. The illness manifests as a bacterial infection transmitted through the bite of an infected deer tick. While early signs of Lyme disease may resemble a bullseye rash accompanied by symptoms resembling the common flue, the debilitating effects of the illness can appear over weeks and months if left untreated or misdiagnosed. Ticks prone to carrying the bacterium that causes Lyme disease are found under leaf litter and snow. In cases of mild winters, ticks emerge early from protected areas and will be carried on rodents, deer, and birds. While prompt removal of ticks can help prevent infections, avoiding tick bites completely is the best course of action.