As the temperature starts to rise and the days get longer, most of us start to spend more time outside. Whether it's gardening, grilling, or just enjoying the fresh air, being outside is a great way to relax and unwind. However, there is one unwanted guest that can quickly ruin your outdoor plans: mosquitoes. When you get professional mosquito control, the greatest benefit is an improved quality of life. It is so much nicer to have a yard that is free of mosquitoes. But there are other benefits to consider as you decide whether or not to jump in and get mosquito control in Salt Lake City. Before we tell you those benefits, let's quickly look at how mosquitoes are beneficial to the environment but harmful to people and pets. We'll also look at the hassles of DIY mosquito control—hassles you can avoid if you have a professional deal with these biting pests. If you have questions and would prefer to talk directly with a professional about how to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard, use our contact page to connect with us. Uinita Pest Solutions provides trusted pest control in Salt Lake City.
The Environmental Purpose Of Mosquitoes
Are mosquitoes useless pests? Not entirely. Mosquitoes, like most living things, play a role in the environment. They are an important part of the food chain, serving as a food source for many animals. Birds, bats, fish, frogs, and some insects all rely on mosquitoes for sustenance. In fact, some species of fish and birds eat mosquitoes almost exclusively so their survival is dependent on the availability of mosquitoes as a food source.
Along with being a food source, mosquitoes also play a role in pollination. They feed on nectar from flowers, which helps to pollinate plants. Males do this exclusively, and females feed on nectar as an energy source between blood meals. Without mosquitoes, many plants would not be able to reproduce, which would have a ripple effect on the entire ecosystem.
Although mosquitoes in Salt Lake City are essential to the environment and they serve as a food source for a wide variety of animals, they also have a downside. They are equal-opportunity biters and pose a risk to humans, pets, and other animals. Therefore, investing in a quality mosquito control program not only benefits you and your family but also has a positive impact on wildlife in your yard.
The Potential Dangers Of A Mosquito Bite
A bite from a mosquito is annoying, and waving mosquitoes away while you're trying to enjoy yourself in your backyard is frustrating. We're sure you know. But there are also risks associated with getting bites from mosquitoes. If you're bitten by an infected mosquito, you could get sick. Let's take a look at how this works.
It is important we start by saying that not all mosquitoes are able to carry diseases that make humans sick. It is also possible to contract a mosquito-borne virus and not demonstrate symptoms. That said, mosquitoes have the potential to make you very sick.
Malaria is a dangerous disease spread by mosquitoes. Some experts say it is responsible for more than 750,000 deaths in the world each year. The United States is somewhat shielded. Malaria is not localized, and it only impacts human health during outbreaks. We have several other mosquito-borne diseases that are only a cause of concern during outbreaks, such as dengue virus, Zika virus, yellow fever, and chikungunya. Watch the news to see when these diseases are spreading.
In the United States, the primary concern with mosquitoes is encephalitis, which refers to swelling in the brain. We have several mosquito-borne diseases that can cause brain swelling. You can get encephalitis from West Nile virus (WNV), eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), western equine encephalitis (WEE), La Crosse encephalitis (LAC), and St. Louis encephalitis (SLE).
Of all the diseases spread by mosquitoes in the United States, West Nile virus is considered the worst. It is found in local animal populations, and infections occur annually. But, while WNV is localized, there are only a small number of cases each year, compared to the population of the country, and few are fatal. It is wise, however, to take precautions and avoid mosquito bites.
When you have a professional mosquito control plan for your yard, you have essential protection from diseases spread by mosquitoes. While the risk of severe illness is low, general illness caused by mosquitoes is higher than you might think, and it is common for Salt Lake City residents to mistake mosquito-borne disease for the flu or the common cold. The mosquito control in your yard will help you and your pets stay healthier all year long and help you fight off general illness.
The Hassles With Do-It-Yourself Mosquito Control
Salt Lake City residents are always looking for ways to keep mosquitoes away. Do-it-yourself mosquito control may seem like an easy and cost-effective solution to your mosquito problems, but it can actually cause more trouble than it's worth. Here are some of the hassles you may encounter when you go after mosquitoes on your own:
- DIY mosquito control methods such as candles, sprays, and citronella plants may provide temporary relief, but they are not the best way to repel mosquitoes. They treat the symptom of the problem and not the source. Plus, mosquitoes can quickly adapt to these methods, rendering them ineffective over time.
- Finding the right DIY solution for your mosquito problem can be a costly and time-consuming process. You may find yourself spending a lot of money on various products and methods that ultimately fail to solve the problem.
- Some DIY mosquito control products can pose health risks to you and your family, which can create the hassles associated with health problems.
- Most of all, it takes work to apply certain products to key areas on your property and around your home. You have to learn about these products, read the directions carefully, and go out there and administer those products.
DIY mosquito control can be a frustrating and ineffective solution to your mosquito problems. When you hire a professional, not only will you get the results you want, you won't have to do all the work yourself. Let's turn our attention to professional mosquito control and discuss how a professional will use specialized knowledge of mosquito breeding and habitat preferences to address the root cause of your mosquito problem.
The Benefits Of A Quality Mosquito Control Program For Your Yard
It is important to quickly recap. We started off by discussing the benefits that mosquitoes provide to the environment, but we pointed out that those benefits come with a cost: Mosquitoes bite. When they bite people, pets, and wildlife, it is annoying, and it can make your yard an uninviting space.
Mosquito bites are itchy and irritating, but there is a greater concern. We discussed some of the many diseases mosquitoes spread and how professional mosquito control services are effective in reducing the mosquito population and therefore the risk of mosquito-borne illnesses.
We looked at how DIY mosquito control methods can seem like a cost-effective solution but that they often do not address the root of the problem. Mosquitoes can quickly adapt to these methods, rendering them ineffective. Finding the right DIY solution can be a costly and time-consuming process. Home pest control professionals in Salt Lake City have the expertise and tools to properly assess and treat your property and provide you with quality results with a low price tag.
We considered the risks of using DIY mosquito control products and that some products are harmful. You don't have to inhale smoke or apply harsh materials to deal with mosquitoes. We use eco-friendly methods that not only eliminate mosquitoes in your yard but also help keep them from returning.
DIY mosquito control requires a lot of time and effort, which you may not have. When you hire a professional, you can enjoy your time off. You'll also get the results you want.
At Uinita Pest Solutions, we understand the importance of having a yard that is both enjoyable and safe. That's why we offer comprehensive mosquito control services to keep your property free from these bothersome and potentially dangerous pests.
Our trained technicians use effective and environmentally friendly methods to target mosquito-breeding areas and eliminate adult mosquitoes. We also work with you to create a customized treatment plan to fit your specific needs and concerns.
We know that every property is unique, which is why we take a personalized approach to mosquito control. We'll evaluate your property and identify areas where mosquitoes are most likely to breed, such as standing water or dense vegetation. We'll then use a combination of larvicide and adulticide treatments to reduce the mosquito population and keep them from coming back.
With our mosquito control services, you can enjoy your Salt Lake City yard without the worry of mosquito-borne illnesses or annoying bites. Don't let mosquitoes ruin your outdoor fun! Contact Uinita Pest Solutions today to schedule your mosquito control services and rid your yard of mosquitoes!