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Pest Control Birmingham AL – Mosquito Season is Here

IPest Control Birmingham ALt’s not actually news that mosquito season has arrived in Alabama.

Mosquitoes aren’t just pests – they’re disease carriers. It seems that with every passing year the disease threat gets worse.

Last year two residents of Colbert County and one resident of Tuscaloosa County are the latest believed to have contracted Chikungunya virus, which is rarely deadly but can lead to debilitating joint pain.

Pest Control Birmingham AL – The Dangers of Mosquitos

Mosquitoes also carry diseases such as West Nile Virus and Lyme disease.

Your yard should be your oasis where your children can safely play and enjoy their summer. However, because these blood feeders are most active in the spring and summer months and can be difficult to remove, they can sometimes ruin your desire to enjoy the outdoors.

Horizons Professional Pest Control Service is dedicated to fighting and winning the war on mosquitoes. We want to make sure your family is protected and is able to enjoy the spring and summer months.

Here are a few things you can do to cut down on the mosquito population in your yard:

  • Look for standing water in and around your backyard.  Before you think that you don’t have standing water, at least go outside for a quick look. If you or your neighbors are washing the car or have irrigation systems, there’s always a possibility of standing water in small containers, drainage catchment basins, and city storm drains next to your home.
  • Check overflow dishes in potted plants and neglected birdbaths.
  • After it rains make sure that buckets, wheelbarrows and children’s toys are emptied. It only takes a little soil, compost or a few leaves, and water that stands for 1-2 weeks to breed mosquitoes.

Ridding your yard of breeding sites is not the full answer, because mosquitoes will disperse into your yard from neighboring properties.

During the day, mosquitoes rest on the bottom sides of leaves to protect themselves from the sun and rain. By applying insecticide to small trees and shrubs, we are able to eliminate any mosquitoes resting/harboring in your shrubs and trees.

We offer the best mosquito & tick service and our trained technicians are capable of solving any pest control problem.

Talk to one of our professionals today to hear how Horizons can create a custom solution for your home or business. Give us a call at (205) 970-0577.

Our solutions are catered to your particular needs, and the safety of your family is always our number one priority.

Thank you for your business!

Walt Zieverienk