Anderson Pest Control
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DON’T ALLOW PESTS TO RUIN YOUR SPECIAL DAY, MAKE SURE YOUR YARD IS PROTECTED WITH MOSQUITO CONTROL!
Our safe, effective and odor-free natural-based treatments are the perfect way to ensure your wedding, corporate event, party or other outdoor event goes off without a hitch. Make sure your guests remember the party, not the nasty mosquito bites. Call the Mosquito Control experts at Anderson Pest Control today at (318)644-5610 to request your next Special Event Mosquito Spray.
Anderson Pest Control technicians will come to your location days before your guests to make sure you don’t have any unwelcome mosquitoes or other pests to ruin your event. You can partner with APC to make sure the area is fully treated so you can enjoy your fun without bites or smelly and toxic sprays.
Insects, those uninvited guests of summer, can quickly ruin a backyard party or summer family event. Most insects are just a nuisance, the standard definition of a pest. However, some insects, like the mosquito, carry serious diseases. These pests deserve more than just a slap on the wrist.
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Why Use a Professional Mosquito Control Specialist?
There are a variety of pesticides available for mosquito control. Each is designed for a specific use or specific stage of mosquito development. A professional mosquito control specialist has the training and experience to identify the least toxic pesticide and most effective application method for your individual mosquito control plan in Louisiana.
Mosquito transmitted diseases, such as West Nile virus, are increasing at an alarming rate all over the United States, and Louisiana is no exception. Mosquitoes are not merely a nuisance, but pose a significant public health concern because they can carry diseases that affect humans, dogs and horses.
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How serious is the health risk from mosquito-carried disease in Louisiana?
Mosquitoes are known to carry a number of virus-type diseases called adenoviruses. Over a million people die worldwide from diseases transmitted through a mosquito bite. Heartworm disease in dogs is known to be transmitted through mosquito bites. West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne infection that can make you very sick and, on occasion cause death.
Most people who contract West Nile Virus do not notice any symptoms. Noticeable symptoms include fever, headache and body aches, and possibly a skin rash or swollen lymph glands. All of these symptoms can be associated with the flu as well, causing victims not to seek treatment immediately. In the case of more severe infection victims have high fever, neck stiffness, muscle weakness, headaches, disorientation, tremors, convulsions, paralysis and coma. Very few will experience more severe cases of the disease.
The World Health Organization has declared the Zika virus an international public health emergency, prompted by growing concern that it could cause birth defects. As many as four million people could be infected by the end of the year. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have urged pregnant women against travel to about two dozen countries, mostly in the Caribbean and Latin America, where the outbreak is growing.
How Do I Get Rid Of Mosquitos?
Is your yard a breeding ground for mosquitoes?
The main rule when it comes to breeding grounds for mosquitoes is that they need stagnant water in order to lay their eggs. What most people don’t realize is the surprising number of areas around their own house where mosquitoes can find the stagnant water they need. The main rule: If it can hold water for more than a few days, it can breed mosquitoes. Female mosquitoes can lay their eggs in as little as an inch of water. So look for these likely places where mosquitoes can breed:
- Yard Equipment – An upright wheelbarrow, an empty flowerpot, or even an abandoned shovel can hold water long enough to develop mosquito larvae. Store equipment inside, or turn it over so that rain will run off. Drill holes in the bottoms of containers that must remain outside, so they can drain.
- Tree Holes – Some mosquitoes favor laying their eggs in hollowed-out places in trees where rainwater collects. Dealing with these can be tricky because insecticide might harm the tree, as could removing part of it.
- Tarps – Any kind of plastic or nylon cover, whether it is draped over a stack of firewood or a boat, will eventually begin to sag and develop pockets where water can collect. Tighten them where you can and check them frequently.
- Birdbaths and Wading Pools – Take a hose to the birdbath at least once a week during warm weather to keep the water from stagnating. Turn the kids’ pool over and stand it up against a wall when they aren’t using it. If you have a swimming pool, make sure you clean and service it regularly.
OK, you’ve taken care of the standing water in the yard. Now, since mosquitoes like to rest in warm, moist vegetation during the day, make sure you keep the grass cut and the bushes trimmed, and clear all the weeds out of the flower beds regularly. Water the grass and plants enough to keep them healthy, but avoid doing it so much everything stays wet.