Grand Rapids Mosquito Control
Perfection Lawn Care provides mosquito control in Grand Rapids, MI. Mosquitos are just plain annoying. Besides being a food source for other animals they do not have a purpose. So why not get rid of them?
Mosquito Control Program
Our Grand Rapids Mosquito Control Application not only kills your mosquitos, but also prevents your neighbors mosquitos from coming into your lawn. A licensed technician will first go around your property and access where the mosquitos are hanging out. He will dump out any standing water, and develop a plan of where to spray the mosquitos. Once he is done with this, he will put on his protective gear and start spraying the mosquito barrier. This is not harmful to the environment at all, although it could possibly kill other bugs that are not mosquitos. This, however, is not very likely. The technician will target bushes
How to do Mosquito Control Yourself
We recommend that you let a pro handle mosquito control for you when it comes to applying insecticides, however there are many things you can do to keep the mosquito population down yourself!
Remove all standing Water
Mosquitos breed in standing water. To stop this from happening, empty dog dishes, bird baths, gutters, pool covers, and any other standing water, regularly.
Make sure your lawn drains properly
Many people have issues with draining water on their property. This could be just because of a broken sprinkler head or just because your property is unlevel and has never drained good. Little puddles of water in your grass from drainage issues is enough water for a mosquito larvae to hatch.
Cut Grass shorter and Trim bushes regularly
Cut your grass on a weekly basis to prevent mosquitos from resting in it. Mosquitos love tall grass. This does not mean you should cut your grass as short as possible. This will hurt the grass and not fix your mosquito problem. You should trim your bushes at least monthly. Mosquitos love to hang out in bushes as they love the shade bushes provide. When you trim the bushes make sure you pick up all the trimmings. Water can land on these leaves and give the mosquito enough water to lay its eggs in.
Make sure your check your rain gutters regularly. Gutters clog very easily from leaves, sticks, and other debris. When gutters get clogged they cause water to be left standing, making it the optimal breeding ground for mosquitos.
Common Mosquito FAQ
Can a mosquito bite more than once?
First, Males will never bite. Females will bite until its abdomen is full. Females use this blood to produce eggs. Once a female mosquito is full of blood, it will find a place to rest and lay eggs. Once it has laid eggs it will go find more blood.
How good are mosquitos at detecting people?
Mosquitos use a receptor that can detect carbon dioxide from over 200 feet. If you are 100 feet or less from a mosquito it can detect human skin.
How much blood do mosquitos drink?
Mosquitos drink about .001 millilters before their abdomen is full.
How far do mosquitos fly in their life?
Mosquitos normally fly below 25 feet in the air and do not fly very fast – usually less than 1 mile an hour. Mosquitos will stay within 500 feet of where they hatch.