Mosquito Killers’s Mosquito Control Program
Are you tired of mosquitoes crashing your backyard parties or robbing you of the enjoyment of your outdoor living space? We understand, these pesky insects are annoying. Unfortunately, they also have the potential to be dangerous. Many mosquito species can transmit West Nile virus (WNV), encephalitis, Chikungunya, and now Zika, to your family and pets. At Mosquito Killers, we understand that homeowners want to enjoy their outdoor living space without the frustration and worry mosquitoes cause and we can help!
The professionals at Mosquito Killers understand the behavior and biology of mosquitoes and continue to stay up to date on the latest products, techniques, and developments in both mosquito reduction and possible impacts mosquitoes could have in Texas. Our mosquito services reduce mosquito larva as well as the breeding, biting adults lessening the health risks posed by mosquitoes and increasing your ability to enjoy spending time outside your home, even during peak mosquito season.
HOW DOES AN AUTOMATED MOSQUITO SYSTEM WORK?
Mosquito Killers creates a mosquito prevention perimeter around your home by installing a custom-built mosquito misting system unit and pump that can be situated in your garage, shed or other outdoor area. Specialized nozzles are then installed around the perimeter created in your backyard. Interior spray nozzles are attached (in most cases) to the house and buried in flower beds. We give special attention to the aesthetics of the installation to maintain a low visual impact. We designate the system to automatically stir and spray the mosquito-controlling pyrethrum out of the specialized nozzles, emitting a fine mist that will travel across the yard, ridding it of mosquitoes and other biting insects. Mosquito misting systems have evolved over the past few years, engineers have made misting systems capable of eliminating a variety of pesky insects not just mosquitoes. Options available to the home owner are: pre-spray full agitation, 3-stage remote controller with “skip a spray” feature, and zone kits for oversized properties.
WHAT IS PYRETHRUM, AND IS IT SAFE?
Derived from crushed chrysanthemum flowers, pyrethrum is completely biodegradable and breaks down with natural sunlight. Pyrethrum affects the central nervous system of the insect which paralyzes them before they are killed; this is referred to as a “knock down” effect. The toxicity rating is the lowest possible by the EPA that the US Government has approved its use on “all natural food crop fields.”
Worried about “man’s best friend” or other pets? Rest assured that pyrethrum is safe for them, too. Most animal flea and tick topical shampoos contain pyrethrum as the active ingredient that kills fleas and ticks. Mosquito misting systems are used inside horse barns to eliminate flies and are frequently used at dog daycare facilities to control the insect population.