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The house mosquito is really a type of fly with a thin body, thin wings and long legs. Only the female mosquito will feed on human and animal blood. While annoying, our blood provides necessary nutrition for the proper development of her eggs. The male mosquito does not have mouth parts that can pierce human skin, so instead they feed on nectar.
Mosquitoes can be a problem if you have standing water located on your property. This is where the pests prefer to breed and lay their eggs and only a small amount of water is required. Areas where you are likely to find mosquito activity include bird baths, fish ponds, buckets, tires, rain gutters and even children’s swimming pools.
Mosquito bites result in itching, swelling and redness. While mosquitoes may seem harmless, they are known carriers of many human diseases including the deadly West Nile virus, malaria and dengue fever. Even the family dog can become infected with canine heartworm through a mosquito bite.
Mosquitoes may be difficult to control; that’s why our service includes the necessary products and follow up visits. Mosquito reduction may vary from large area management of larvae and adults to management in limited residential or recreational areas. Schendel Pest Services Mosquito Reduction program will consist of four control strategies:
Source Reduction - Physical alteration or removal of breeding source (unclog the gutters, remove the tire swing, fill in the low spots and improve drainage)
Larvicide - This targets mosquitoes in the larval stages of their development in water
Adulticide - This targets killing only adult mosquitoes
Any one or combination of the above strategies
Due to the complexity of treatment and the time required, mosquitoes are generally not a pest many people have success in eradicating without professional assistance. Beware when purchasing pesticides and other products online, as many are not effective. Pesticides can be harmful to people and pets if they are misused or mixed improperly.
Schendel is 100% committed to helping you ASAP. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.
Schendel uses the least amount of material as possible while still resolving the problem. We utilize natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment as much as possible. When conventional materials are required, we follow very stringent guidelines for the use of the product so that it poses no threat to people, pets or plants. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our service technicians will inform you of any specific safety measures that need to be taken.
We have standard pricing for all of our pest services, based on average size homes under 3500 square feet and where the infestation does not require more than the standard number of services. We will always make you aware of any price changes before we start your service. Sign up for your FREE quote today and see how much you can save with Schendel.
Schendel offers customers an exclusive PestZero Warranty. We will target the source and eliminate your pest problem. If pests return, Schendel returns for free. Guaranteed!
Pest problems can be difficult to prevent. Many of our clients choose to continue service to keep pests out of their facility. You can also check our Pest Prevention Tips here.
Schendel Pest Services provides residential and commercial mosquito control and extermination services for Topeka, KS; Kansas City, KS; Lawrence, KS; Wichita, KS; Kansas City, MO; Springfield, MO; Phoenix, AZ; Addison, TX; and Norman, OK.
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