One of the best ways to ensure you and your family are getting the most out of your lawn throughout the year is by investing in consistent mosquito control. We all know that mosquitoes are annoying, biting pests who regularly ruin outdoor events, but they’re also incredibly dangerous. With more cases of mosquito-borne illnesses reported every year, mosquito control has never been more important. However, an efficient and effective mosquito control strategy requires proper planning, a targeted approach, and consistency. Here at Coastal Turf, you’ll get exactly that.
Breaking the Mosquito Life Cycle
The single most important factor of an effective mosquito control strategy is breaking the mosquito life cycle. For this, it’s essential to understand the lives of these flying fiends. All mosquitoes go through four different stages throughout their lives: egg, larvae, pupa, and adult. Being able to break this cycle reduces the immediate population in your lawn while setting you up for a smaller population going forward.
Fight Them Where They Breed
Removing the places where mosquitoes commonly breed and lay their eggs is the first step to effective mosquito control. Mosquitoes lay their eggs anywhere they can find standing, stagnant water. Within 7-10 days of being laid, those eggs will have hatched and developed into a new generation of full-grown mosquitoes.
The expert technicians here at Coastal Turf know all the secrets of these pests, including where they lay their eggs. We make sure to target these common mosquito-breeding spots throughout your lawn, eliminating much of the threat before they even become a threat. Consistently targeting these mosquito nurseries causes dramatic reductions in the current and future mosquito populations.
Common Places for Mosquitoes to Lay Their Eggs:
- Buckets and Flower Pots
- Children’s Toys
- Low-Lying Areas Where Water Collects
- Clogged Gutters
- Water Features like Birdbaths, Ponds, Fountains, and Untreated Swimming Pools
Eliminate Daytime Mosquito Hiding Places
Effectively breaking their life cycle is just the beginning. Next, it’s time to go after their daytime hiding places. Mosquitoes hide from the heat of the day, only emerging from dusk till dawn to feed on the unwary homeowner. Finding and eliminating these daytime hiding places is essential to effective mosquito control and prevention.
Here at Coastal Turf, we know where mosquitoes hide during the day and we target those areas. By eliminating daytime hiding spots, the Coastal Turf technicians ensure your lawn is as inhospitable to mosquitoes as possible.
Common Places for Mosquitoes to Hide During the Day:
- Hollow Logs
- Holes in a Tree
- Piles of Leaves
- Tall Grass and Brush
- Overgrown Trees, Shrubs, and Bushes
Get the Best Mosquito Control Services From Coastal Turf
When it comes to mosquito control here in South Carolina, it’s best to trust the experts. The experts here at Coastal Turf, will identify the most vulnerable areas in your lawn, eliminating breeding areas and treating the daytime hiding spots. With targeted, consistent treatments, you and your family will finally be able to enjoy the beautiful lawn without the annoying and dangerous threat from mosquitoes.