It’s mosquito season in Brisbane, and many homes and businesses are already feeling the bite.

Did you know that mosquitoes are the world’s most deadliest animal? Mosquitoes kill more people than any other, by spreading deadly viruses and bacteria.

Whilst we are generally well protected in Australia, mosquitoes are annoying pests that can ruin an alfresco meal or an evening BBQ at home, and turn off customers to your business.

Signs that you have mosquitoes as advised by your exterminator in Brisbane

Most people are familiar with the signs of mosquitos. These include:

  • Frequently being bitten by them – their bites can range from small and irritating, to large, red and inflamed
  • Actually seeing them flying around your home or business
  • Heading the high-pitched “buuzzzz” sound while they fly around your head

What attracts mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are attracted to homes and businesses for a number of reasons. These include:

  • The carbon dioxide humans exhale
  • The smell of our blood
  • Standing water (they use it to reproduce)
  • Plant nectar (they feast on it)

How can I get rid of mosquitoes in my home or business?

Mosquitoes can be a real nightmare in the home, and even worse for your business. Here are a few tips to reduce the likelihood of mosquitoes setting up camp around your home or business:

  • Remove standing water

This is the number one step you should take to kill mosquitoes. Mosquitoes go through four stages in their life cycle: egg, larvae, pupa and adult. All but the last stage occur in water. Without water, mosquitoes can’t reproduce.

  • Keep your gardens neat

Cool and damp areas around your home or business are the perfect hideouts for mosquitoes during a hot Brisbane day. When mozzies aren’t feasting on blood, they eat plant nectar. And that heavy vegetation is the perfect spot for them to sit back, eat and hang out.

Make sure you keep your gardens neat, and your lawn mowed to avoid attracting mosquitoes.

  • Engage a professional for mosquito control

If these lifestyle preventative measures aren’t working, it’s time to call in the professionals.

Is engaging services of an exterminator worthwhile/effective?

Pest management specialists like Progressive Pest Management will help control the mosquito problem around your home or business. You will always see much better results using a professional, than a failed DIY job.

What’s more, our guarantee means that if the pests come back, so do we – free of charge. Regular treatment will help prevent mosquitoes breeding in the first place, which is the most effective style of treatment.

What does an exterminator do to remove mosquitoes?

As we use an integrated approach to pest control, we take time to assess any lifestyle factors which may be attracting mosquitoes.

Then, we can provide barrier spray treatments to kill adult mosquitoes, and larvicides which kill mosquitoes in their early life stage (the larvae stage).

If you’ve had enough of dealing with your mosquito problem in or around your home or business, contact David today.