Mosquito Management Program That Really Works!
Mosquito Control Programs are not a disease reduction program. They are designed to control the population of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are known to carry and spread the West Nile Virus so it is important to reduce the populations around your Greater Nashville home.
How does Mosquito Control work?
Our Nashville mosquito control program is designed to address the areas where mosquitoes are known to reproduce and rest. This reduces the number of mosquitoes that are on your property. Treatments will consist of misting a product onto all accessible bushes, shrubs and tree limbs. A larvicide may also be used in areas that are prone to staying wet. Mosquitoes are very poor fliers and by regularly addressing these areas, studies have shown that you can expect a significant decrease in the population in a given area.
Mosquito control programs alone do not work. It takes a village to reduce the mosquito population! The following homeowner responsibilities will help to ensure the maximum control.
- Throw out old tires.
- Throw out tin cans, buckets, drums, bottles, or any water holding containers.
- Fill in or drain any low places (puddles, ruts) in yard.
- Keep drains, ditches, and culverts clean of weeds and trash, so water will drain properly.
- Cover trash containers to keep out rainwater, and drill holes in bottom of trash containers so any water can drain out.
- Repair leaky pipes and outdoor faucets.
- Empty plastic wading pools at least once a week or store in a position that water will drain.
- Make sure your backyard pool is maintained properly.
- Fill in tree rot holes and hollow stumps that hold water with sand or concrete.
- Change water in bird baths and plant pots or drip trays at least once a week.
- Keep grass cut short and shrubbery well trimmed around the house, so adult mosquitoes will not hide there.
- Keep gutters clean and free of debris and leaves.