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MOSQUITOS

Progressive Pest Management helps protect your home from mosquitoes

It’s a little known fact that Mosquitoes have killed more people than any other animal, making them one of the world’s most deadliest animals! In fact, mosquitoes are responsible for over 725,000 human deaths every year!

Have this number in mind next time you spot a mosquito in your home and if it’s a frequent sign, you might have an infestation. If that’s the case, killing them individually won’t be of any help. The key is in finding the source. However, that’s far from being an easy task. In fact, an amateur probably won’t be able to do it on their own.

The only solution to your mosquito problems is using the services of a professional like Progressive Pest Management. Our team have the skills and technology to solve your mosquito problems once and for all.

Mosquito problems in Brisbane

Japanese Encephalitis is especially dangerous for those of you living in Brisbane and other parts of Queensland, where this disease is common. Japanese encephalitis is curable, but a very painful disease that causes rashes, headaches, joint pain, vomiting, etc. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so it’s crucial to take care of mosquito problems as soon as you realise you have them.

If you live in Brisbane, the chances are that you’ve already had or will have trouble with mosquitoes in the future. It’s because the humid subtropical climate of the area is perfect for mosquitoes and other insects. Not to mention that Brisbane River that goes straight through the city is a great source of water and food.

Locating the mosquitoes

Killing a single mosquito is easy; finding their infestation is hard. Unlike ants and similar insects, mosquitoes are not social creatures. This means that they don’t nest. They prefer to stay in the proximity of the food source, that is, your blood. Mosquitoes are attracted by sweat and carbon dioxide, so even taking common precautions like bug spray and citronella, you’re not guaranteed to stay mozzie-bite free. Plus, female mosquitoes need the protein from your blood in order to create eggs, which they tend to lay in damp areas such as river banks, swamps, marshes and ponds.

Dangers of mosquito infestations

We’ve already mentioned that mosquitoes are responsible for over 725,000 deaths annually. And it’s all because they are carriers of malaria, a deadly and very viral disease. However, apart from malaria, mosquitoes are known to spread a number of other diseases, including but not limited to the following:

  • Dengue Fever
  • West Nile Virus
  • Yellow Fever
  • Chikungunya
  • Zika Virus
  • Japanese Encephalitis

Methods for mosquito pest control Brisbane

How to get rid of mosquitoes is a question often asked by people from Brisbane. If there is standing water (like an abandoned pool or small artificial lake, or even a bucket of water) somewhere on your property or nearby, you’re at risk of attracting mosquitoes. In fact, the chances that standing water is infested with mosquitoes are rather high and you can see it yourself – simply dip a glass into the water and look for mosquito larvae. The larvae are the size of a fingernail and move around in the water, so it won’t be hard to recognise them.

At Progressive Pest Management, we take an integrated approach to pest control. A blanket chemical spray of the area won’t solve the cause of your mosquito problems. We believe in going that step further and removing the source. We will spend time investigating water sources and provide solutions to remedy these.

We will also perform a thorough check of the area for any traces of mosquitoes and places where they could lay eggs, such as bushes etc. This is a very important step as mosquitoes tend not to go far from the place where they’re born.

For mosquito pest control Brisbane, we will use microbial insecticide for the water where we find mosquitoes. We’ll treat plants in and outside of your home with insecticides to get rid of mosquitoes right away. Both these methods are extremely bad for mosquitoes, but completely safe for humans. In fact, you don’t even have to worry about your pets as our solutions aren’t harmful to them.

Preventive measures

Prevention is the best way to keep mosquitoes away from your home. As part of our treatments, we can assist with preparing a prevention plan for the future. This way, you will get rid of the mosquitoes for good. Our team will come to your house and locate the sites with a high potential for mosquito development. Such sites include:

  • Holes that may collect water
  • Hollow trees
  • Rain gutters
  • Swimming pools
  • Uncovered boats or any other things that can hold water

We will also check the vegetation in and around your house. Plants can be perfect hiding places for mosquitoes, so we might suggest their removal. We might also advise you to plant some mosquito repelling plants like citronella, marigold, horsemint, or catnip. Our team for mosquito pest control Brisbane will also advise you on how to protect your home from mosquitoes coming from the outside. Those measures might involve installing nets or window screens.

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MOSQUITOES

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Dangers of mosquito infestations

We’ve already mentioned that mosquitoes are responsible for over 725,000 deaths annually. And it’s all because they are carriers of malaria, a deadly and very viral disease. However, apart from malaria, mosquitoes are known to spread a number of other diseases, including but not limited to the following:

  • Dengue Fever
  • West Nile Virus
  • Yellow Fever
  • Chikungunya
  • Zika Virus
  • Japanese Encephalitis

Mosquito problems in Brisbane

Japanese Encephalitis is especially dangerous for those of you living in Brisbane and other parts of Queensland, where this disease is common. Japanese encephalitis is curable, but a very painful disease that causes rashes, headaches, joint pain, vomiting, etc. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so it’s crucial to take care of mosquito problems as soon as you realise you have them.

If you live in Brisbane, the chances are that you’ve already had or will have trouble with mosquitoes in the future. It’s because the humid subtropical climate of the area is perfect for mosquitoes and other insects. Not to mention that Brisbane River that goes straight through the city is a great source of water and food.

Locating the mosquitoes

Killing a single mosquito is easy; finding their infestation is hard. Unlike ants and similar insects, mosquitoes are not social creatures. This means that they don’t nest. They prefer to stay in the proximity of the food source, that is, your blood. Mosquitoes are attracted by sweat and carbon dioxide, so even taking common precautions like bug spray and citronella, you’re not guaranteed to stay mozzie-bite free. Plus, female mosquitoes need the protein from your blood in order to create eggs, which they tend to lay in damp areas such as river banks, swamps, marshes and ponds.

Methods for mosquito pest control Brisbane

How to get rid of mosquitoes is a question often asked by people from Brisbane. If there is standing water (like an abandoned pool or small artificial lake, or even a bucket of water) somewhere on your property or nearby, you’re at risk of attracting mosquitoes. In fact, the chances that standing water is infested with mosquitoes are rather high and you can see it yourself – simply dip a glass into the water and look for mosquito larvae. The larvae are the size of a fingernail and move around in the water, so it won’t be hard to recognise them.

At Progressive Pest Management, we take an integrated approach to pest control. A blanket chemical spray of the area won’t solve the cause of your mosquito problems. We believe in going that step further and removing the source. We will spend time investigating water sources and provide solutions to remedy these.

We will also perform a thorough check of the area for any traces of mosquitoes and places where they could lay eggs, such as bushes etc. This is a very important step as mosquitoes tend not to go far from the place where they’re born.

For mosquito pest control Brisbane, we will use microbial insecticide for the water where we find mosquitoes. We’ll treat plants in and outside of your home with insecticides to get rid of mosquitoes right away. Both these methods are extremely bad for mosquitoes, but completely safe for humans. In fact, you don’t even have to worry about your pets as our solutions aren’t harmful to them.

Preventive measures

Prevention is the best way to keep mosquitoes away from your home. As part of our treatments, we can assist with preparing a prevention plan for the future. This way, you will get rid of the mosquitoes for good. Our team will come to your house and locate the sites with a high potential for mosquito development. Such sites include:

  • Holes that may collect water
  • Hollow trees
  • Rain gutters
  • Swimming pools
  • Uncovered boats or any other things that can hold water

We will also check the vegetation in and around your house. Plants can be perfect hiding places for mosquitoes, so we might suggest their removal. We might also advise you to plant some mosquito repelling plants like citronella, marigold, horsemint, or catnip. Our team for mosquito pest control Brisbane will also advise you on how to protect your home from mosquitoes coming from the outside. Those measures might involve installing nets or window screens.

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Contact Progressive Pest Management today to learn more about protecting your home, family or workplace from mosquitoes.