Mosquitoes are nasty little critters out to drink you and your family’s blood. At Aruza, we want you to have peace of mind as quickly as possible both for your family and garden. Here’s how:Learn More
Inspection checks property for garden areas that we need to avoid.
Service professional performs the property-wide treatment.
Technician will then educate the customer about the treatment/plan.
Service pro provides more advice on how to reduce mosquito activity.
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can even track your technician on the day of service.
Our #1 priority is to provide so much value, you can't
live without us! With Aruza, you can count on pest-
Bugs are back? Give us a call, and your technician
will treat again at no extra cost.
We'll be there when we say we'll be there. In fact, you can even track your technician on the day of service.
Our #1 priority is to provide so much value, you can't live without us! With Aruza, you can count on pest-free living!
Bugs are back? Give us a call, and your technician will treat again at no extra cost.
Allow me to introduce you to one of nature's most pervasive nuisances, the mosquito. Carriers of a range of unwanted souvenirs like malaria, dengue fever, and the Zika virus, these winged warriors can turn your leisurely summer evenings into a skin-slapping affair. Fear not! As your friendly, quirky pest control enthusiast, I've got the 411 on keeping your home and yard mosquito-free!
Ah, mosquitoes! These tiny members of the Diptera order, related to our common flies, are the miniature Draculas of the insect world. Measuring around half an inch, these pests have mastered flight with their thin wings and slender legs. Found globally, these creatures are most active during the warm summer months, turning our evenings of BBQ fun into their own buffet.
Mosquitoes, especially the females as they are the only ones that feed, are much more than just annoying. When these bloodthirsty ladies feed, they can pick up diseases from an infected host, and voila! The next unsuspecting victim they bite becomes the new recipient of the illness.
Wondering how to make your home a no-fly zone for mosquitoes? Here's the action plan:
Drain Standing Water: Remember, mosquitoes love their nurseries to be stagnant water bodies. Birdbaths, flowerpots, and old tires can unknowingly become mosquito maternity wards. Drain them regularly to prevent mosquito breeding!
Don the Armor: Wearing insect repellent is akin to donning an invisible force field. When choosing your repellent, look for the knight-in-shining-armor ingredients like DEET or picaridin.
Screen It: Screens on doors and windows are your house's personal bouncers, keeping unwanted mosquito guests out.
Plants vs Vampires: Enlist the help of certain plants known to repel mosquitoes. Citronella, lavender, and catnip are your garden's superheroes in the fight against these pests.
Timing is Everything: Mosquitoes are most active during dawn and dusk. Try to avoid being outdoors during these peak mosquito happy hours (though this is hard around July 4th).
It’s a trap!: Using a mosquito trap can help reduce the mosquito count in your yard. It's like a mini-vacation spot they can check into but never leave.
Call in the Cavalry: If your mosquito problem feels like an invasion, it's time to bring in the professionals - calling pest control companies like Aruza can quickly remedy the problem and give you a solid prevention plan.
Stick to the advice in this guide, and soon, you'll enjoy your home and yard without the constant buzzing and biting. Now, let's show these tiny vampires who's boss!
Where we Treat:
Aruza proudly provides mosquito pest control to Charlotte NC, Greensboro NC, Greenville SC, Charleston SC, Greenville SC, Raleigh NC, and Orlando FL.
To prevent mosquito bites, dress in long-sleeved clothing outdoors, use insect repellent, apply sunscreen, stay indoors at peak mosquito times like dusk and dawn, and avoid mosquito-heavy areas. If bitten, clean the area and apply a cold compress. Seek medical attention for severe symptoms like fever or rash.
Mosquitoes find their prey by using a combination of sight, smell, and heat detection. They are attracted to the carbon dioxide that we exhale, the heat our bodies emit, and certain chemicals present in our sweat. In a sense, this makes them like airborne sharks.
Mosquitoes are known to transmit a variety of diseases. Some of these include malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, Zika virus, West Nile virus, chikungunya, and filariasis. These diseases can have serious, sometimes fatal, consequences, so it's crucial to take preventive measures against mosquito bites.
Signs of a mosquito bite vary among individuals, but most commonly, they appear as small, red bumps that can be itchy and swollen. Some people might also experience pain. In rare instances, mosquito bites can cause more serious reactions like allergic reactions or infections. If you see these symptoms, it's important to consult with a healthcare provider.
To get rid of mosquitoes, start by removing standing water where they breed, using insect repellent, wearing long-sleeved clothing outdoors, sleeping under mosquito nets if outside, and installing window and door screens. If the infestation is severe, consider hiring a professional pest control company.