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When I moved into my current home, I almost immediately noticed the roaches. While the place wasn’t overrun with them, I saw them far too often. For a few years, my husband and I tried almost every anti-roach product available on the market. We would enjoy success for a short duration. However, the roaches always came back. Then, a wonderful thing happened. We hired a pest control company to spray our home for termites. As a bonus, the chemicals used to prevent termites got rid of our roach issue. If you want to protect your family from harmful roaches, contact a local pest control entity today. On this blog, you will learn how to rid your home of roaches for good with the help of a pest control specialist.


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Dealing With Mosquitoes? 3 Things To Know

Jennie Lucas

It happens throughout much of the US on a regular basis: you're outside enjoying yourself when suddenly you feel the sting of a mosquito bite. Mosquitoes are more than just pests, they can also transmit disease in addition to being a nuisance. At certain times of the year, they can make going outside a hassle. The good news is that there are ways to control the mosquito population on your property. Here are three things that you should be aware of when it comes to mosquitoes and mosquito control services.

When Mosquitoes Are Active

Knowing when mosquitoes are active can be incredibly helpful. This information can help you determine when it's the best time to call in a mosquito control service company. There are 176 different species of mosquitoes in the US and the times of year and day in which they are active varies. In cooler climates, mosquito activity typically jumps in the summer months. In warmer areas, mosquitoes can be active year round. Some mosquitoes are active during the daytime, while others typically come out at night. Knowing when mosquitoes are most active in your area can be helpful information. 

The Cost of Mosquito Control

When it comes to mosquito control services, the costs can vary significantly depending on the size of your property, the amount of mosquitoes, and how often these services are needed. On average you can expect to pay anywhere between $350 and $500 per season for a quarter to half acre property. If you choose to go with ongoing pre-scheduled services, your mosquito control service company may offer a discount. While mosquito control can be pricey for larger properties, it can make it far easier to enjoy your property during times of high mosquito activity.

Prevention is Key

While mosquito control services can help reduce the mosquito population around your home, there are a few things that you can do to prevent mosquitoes from making themselves at home near where you live. Standing water is a breeding ground for many types of mosquitoes. Removing sources of standing water or treating the water can prevent more mosquitoes. Keeping your landscaping neat and tidy and planting mosquito-repelling plants can also control the number of mosquitoes around your home. Plants like lavender, marigolds, citronella grass, basil, and rosemary can help keep mosquitoes at bay.

Mosquitoes can be a difficult nuisance to deal with around your home. If you are having problems with mosquitoes, there are a few things to know. First, it can be helpful to know when mosquitoes are most active where you live. Next, mosquito control services can vary in price but typically cost between $350 and $500 per season. There are also multiple things that you can do to prevent mosquitoes such as removing sources of standing water and keeping your landscaping tidy.