Mosquito Treatment in Gainesville, VA with ExtermPRO
Warm weather, mild winters, abundant greenery – there is a lot to love about spending time outdoors in the Gainesville, VA area. But these conditions are also what makes Gainesville and the nearby towns home to an ever growing number of mosquitoes.
ExtermPRO is a Gainesville mosquito control company. We are the area’s best choice to get rid of mosquitoes. with affordable rates, advanced solutions, and convenient options for one time or annual protection. When you want to reclaim your backyard from these biting insects, call our professional pest control team at 571-620-1168.
Why Choose ExtermPRO for Mosquito Control?
Eliminating mosquitoes requires the right treatments, technology, and skills. This is especially true in northern Virginia, where our mosquitoes are some of the most adaptable and resilient in the country.
ExtermPRO has up to date treatments using the most effective ingredients and state of the art technology to get rid of mosquitoes and keep them out. We are also a family owned business and have an experienced and highly trained team that is dedicated to our customer’s satisfaction.
When you rely on ExtermPRO to protect your home from pests, we will make sure that you have a mosquito treatment that fits your lifestyle and budget. We do this with:
- Local Knowledge – Knowing the local mosquito species, vegetation, and climate first hand gives us the ability to predict mosquito’s behaviors. We can target our treatments based on the reality of mosquitoes in this area.
- Safe Treatments – With eco-conscious techniques, our treatments are natural and nontoxic. They can be used around your home without putting your family, including cats and dogs, at risk, and get rid of mosquitoes fast.
- Affordable Rates – From our Pest Protection Plan to high tech solutions for mosquitoes, we have options that are compatible with every budget.
- Licensed Services – We are fully licensed and protected, so every service you receive comes with peace of mind.
Based in Gainesville, Virginia, we’re a licensed, local company that provides mosquito management services to residential and commercial properties in Bristow, Centreville, Haymarket, and Warrenton as well. We have solutions for properties of all sizes, and can clear and protect against mosquitoes from small backyard or an expansive property.
Types of Mosquitoes in Gainesville, VA
Our climate and landscape makes Virginia a hotspot for mosquitoes. There are 50 species in the entire state, and 30 that are regularly considered pests. The most widespread and aggressive of these biting pests is the Asian Tiger Mosquito.
This particular mosquito is an invasive species brought into Virginia in the 1980s. It has since thrived because it will bite at any time of the day or night and is able to lay its eggs in tiny spaces, some as small as a bottle cap. These factors have led to a rise in their population with responsibility for almost 90% of mosquito bites during the daytime.
While Asian tiger mosquitoes are the most prevalent in Gainesville, several other species breed around homes and rely on people as their primary source of food. These include the:
- Asian Rock Pool Mosquito
- Northern House Mosquito
- Yellow Fever Mosquito
- Banded Spring Mosquito
- Eastern Treehold Mosquito
Each of these mosquitoes has different characteristics. Some bite during the day, like the Asian tiger mosquito, while the others like the Northern house mosquito bite at dusk or even during the night. They also have varying breeding behavior. This means that you can be at risk for mosquitoes here essentially 24 hours a day.
What are the Risks of Mosquito Bites?
In addition to displaying different behaviors, mosquitoes from different species can potentially transmit diseases. The transmission occurs when the mosquito leaves a small amount of saliva in their host when they bite. If the mosquito has previously bitten an infected person or animal, it will transmit the virus to the new host.
Of the disease that mosquitoes can transmit, those seen most regularly in Gainesville and the surrounding areas include:
- West Nile Virus
- LaCrosse Encephalitis
- St. Louis Encephalitis
- Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Pets are also at risk as mosquitoes are the pest that spreads heartworm, a deadly disease that puts non-vaccinated dogs at risk.
While cases of mosquito transmitted disease are rare, especially relative to the number of mosquitoes here in Virginia, any mosquito bite is a risk. Younger children and older adults face the most danger, and while it is not possible to protect against all risk, effective mosquito control is a helpful precaution for any resident in Gainesville, Bristow, and the nearby towns.
Bites that don’t lead to a virus are still a nuisance as well. The saliva a mosquito transfers during its bite is the cause of the red welt and itching you experience the next day. At the height of mosquito season, an abundance of mosquitoes both outdoors and in your home can cause dozens of bites and ongoing frustration that makes it difficult to enjoy your time outdoors. Enough bites, and your summer can feel almost ruined.
What Brings Mosquitoes to Your Yard?
Any open space in Virginia is a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes. Ponds, salt marshes, and dense woodlands provide the water they need to lay eggs and shady spaces to keep the adult insects out of the sun.
Replicating these natural habitats in your yard is an invitation for mosquitoes to come to your home. Most often, we see this with standing water. Rainfall or sprinkler water collects in open containers or poor drainage in your yard and around your home, and provides a space for female mosquitoes to lay up to 100 eggs in a single laying.
These eggs hatch and the larvae live their first week or so in the water before transforming into adult insects themselves. This means that any water left undisturbed for a week could easily yield 100 new mosquitoes. Since many mosquitoes do not travel more than a few miles from the place they were born, a single instance of still water could quickly yield endless swarms of mosquitoes around your home.
Some of the places that most often hold the water mosquitoes will lay their eggs in your yard include:
- Dog Bowls
- Mud Puddles
- Bird Baths
Mosquitoes only need a small amount of standing water to breed, so even one area of slightly poor drainage after rain can be a place mosquitoes can breed and thrive.
Dense or overgrown foliage is also ideal for mosquitoes. Even those that hunt during the daytime need to stay out of direct sunlight. They spend their time hiding in bushes, grass, and trees while waiting for their next host to walk by.
Managing Mosquitoes with Integrated Pest Control
Because Virginia is a prime environment for mosquitoes, removing potential habitats within your own yard is often not enough to eliminate mosquitoes. A neighbor’s yard or an open space in proximity means mosquitoes can easily breed near your home and travel to your yard when searching for someone to bite.
We use integrated pest management at ExtermPRO. This is the industry leading practice that combines habitat modification with advanced treatments. These treatments are safe to use around your home and effective at eliminating mosquitoes.
When you want to get rid of mosquitoes, we begin with an inspection of the area around your home, including any nearby spaces that mosquitoes could travel from so that we know the specific challenges of your mosquito infestation. Then we:
- Locate Areas that Attract Mosquitoes – We look for areas of standing water, overgrown plants and grasses, and other areas that harbor mosquitoes. Many of these may be small or easily missed, so we use a careful and professional eye to identify them.
- Apply Treatment – Based on what we find during an inspection, we can apply one or more of our treatment options to exterminate mosquitoes.
- Offer Prevention Tips – With integrated pest management, pest treatment is best combined with other methods of control. We provide suggestions for changes you can make to your yard that will help make it less attractive to mosquitoes between treatments.
Our mosquito control reduces the risk of irritating and potentially dangerous bites, allowing you to reclaim your backyard and giving you additional protection against mosquitoes in your house. A variety of solutions are available to meet your needs and budget.
Mosquito Abatement Treatments
Our mosquito treatments are a cost-effective option to get rid of mosquitoes in Gainesville. They are suitable for small and large yards and we use both high quality, eco-friendly products and skilled applications to guarantee that we exterminate every mosquito.
We target all the areas we identified where mosquitoes might hide or lay eggs with:
- Adulticides – The primary mosquito treatment, we spray these around your yard with a focus on the greenery where adult mosquitoes live. This exterminates any existing mosquitoes and will immediately reduce the number of bites you receive.
- Larvicides – These products are used to treat the water where mosquito larvae live during their first week of life. They kill the larvae, but are generally harmless to fish or other animals that come into contact with the water.
- Growth Inhibitors – Another water based treatment, these prevent mosquito eggs from maturing into biting adult insects, further reducing the number mosquitoes in your yard over the longer term.
Each treatment will last several weeks before the insecticides begin to weaken and enable mosquitoes to come back onto your property. For this reason, mosquito control can be performed as a recurring service throughout mosquito season. We offer regular exterior mosquito control through our Protection Plus Pest Protection Plan to give you lasting protection from all pests.
We typically begin by spraying and treating the area directly surrounding your home. Not only is limiting the treated area more affordable for you, it also generally provides the desired result by keeping mosquitoes out of the outdoor spaces you use most often.
Mosquito treatments are also effective as a one time service if you are looking to protect your yard from mosquitoes for a limited period of time, such as an outdoor event or party. Our mosquito spraying is instantly effective by killing mosquitoes on contact to give you immediate relief.
Misting Systems for Ongoing Protection
Another option for mosquito management is the new mosquito misting systems. These devices consist of several nozzles connected to a central hub. On a programmed schedule, they regularly spray a light mist of mosquito adulticides diluted in water over an area. The process is entirely automatic to give you year round mosquito control with minimal effort and maintenance.
We can install the mosquito misting devices at your home with systems that fit the size of any area. We are experienced in the placement and programming of mist devices in order to ensure the optimal results.
The mosquito repellents used in misting systems are nontoxic and usually derived from natural ingredients. Several options in both mist systems and treatment products are available so that you can choose the best for your property’s needs and the types of mosquitoes in your area.
With our in-depth knowledge of local mosquitoes, we are always able to provide the recommendations for what products will work best in our area. We can discuss the logistics, benefits, and cost estimates of installing a mosquito mist system at your home.
Get Started Removing Mosquitoes – Call Our Team
Mosquitoes become active when temperatures reach 50 degrees, biting and breeding throughout the summer and long into the fall. Protecting your home and family from these biting pests during mosquito season requires a comprehensive approach.
At ExtermPRO, we have modern methods and an array of solutions to get rid of mosquitoes on every front. We understand how aggressive the local mosquitoes are and provide the advanced treatment methods that work. We are the company you can trust as soon as mosquitoes start biting. Learn more about our services and get a free quote when you call us at 571-620-1168.
Mosquito Control Services
Contact ExtermPRO at 571-620-1168 for a free evaluation by one of our trained mosquito control experts.
We will evaluate your mosquito control or other pest control needs and will keep you informed throughout the process.