Richmond’s Mosquito Control Company

Mosquito Extermination & Treatment Services

While all insects can be a nuisance to you and your family, mosquitoes can be downright detrimental. They bite – drawing blood – which causes welts and itching that can be quite uncomfortable. But their bites can also cause allergic reactions and even spread serious diseases that can be very harmful to humans. Diseases such as West Nile and Zika Viruses, Dengue Fever and Encephalitis can be transmitted by mosquitoes. They can also infect our pets with serious diseases as well. We want you and your family to enjoy your yard without the annoyance of pesky mosquitoes. That’s why we offer mosquito control services so you can get back to enjoying the outdoors. We successfully rid mosquitoes in homes from Stafford, VA down to Richmond, VA, let’s make your home next! Call Pest Solutions today to get a mosquito-free yard.

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Backyard Mosquito Removal Services

Product Application: Service will include treatment of all vegetation including trees, bushes, and shrubbery from ground level to a height of 10 feet with a residual product and a growth inhibitor using a mister.

Using that application method we will treat the nearest perimeter areas to the edge of the property or up to a distance agreed upon with the homeowner from the structure. Identify and treat other common areas where mosquitoes typically rest including under decks, near drainage spouts, and other shady moist areas.

This is an ongoing treatment performed on a monthly basis during mosquito season. (Typically April thru October but please be aware that these months could vary depending on weather conditions.

Treating For Mosquitoes

Addressing Breeding Sites: We will focus on areas where standing water is common and cannot be easily drained (such as plant pots, under gutters and splash guards, low grades and ditches) that may be identified as high potential mosquito breed sites. In areas of standing water that cannot be treated with mister applications, (such as birdbaths, drainage ditches, fishponds, general standing water, etc.) our technician will recommend installing a larvicide insect growth regulator product to reduce larval populations.

Educate homeowners: Provide homeowners educational materials on measures to be taken to reduce mosquitoes breeding sites around the structure (such as pet bowls, wading pools, litter, etc.)

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Yellow Fever Mosquito

ColorDark brown to black with silvery white markingsLegsSix
ShapeLong, segmented body with wingsSize1/8 inch
AntennaeYesFlyingYes
RegionPrimarily Southern US

Habits: Female adult yellow fever mosquitoes primarily feed on humans, as a blood meal is required to produce eggs. These mosquitoes are active around the clock – biting during the day, and at dusk and dawn. Male yellow fever mosquitoes do not bite. Instead, they feed on plant nectar.

Habitat: Yellow fever mosquitoes live in tropical, subtropical and some temperate climates. They often inhabit shaded containers with standing water to lay their eggs. Yellow fever mosquitoes also breed in flowerpots, spare tires, baby pools, drainage ditches and other objects where water collects.

Threats: The bite from a yellow fever mosquito can result in an itchy, raised bump on the skin. More concerning, though, is that this type of mosquito is a vector of numerous diseases, including dengue fever and chikungunya. Yellow fever mosquitoes have most recently been implicated in the global spread of Zika virus.

Prevention: The most effective way to prevent contact with yellow fever mosquitoes – and all other mosquito species – is to eliminate areas of standing water around the home. Pay attention to water that may collect in baby pools, flowerpots, birdbaths and grill covers. Those who spend time outdoors should wear long pants and sleeves, and apply an insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon-eucalyptus. Homeowners should also screen all windows and doors to prevent mosquitoes from flying inside.

Asian Tiger Mosquito

ColorWhite and black striped legs and bodyLegsSix
ShapeLong, segmented body with wingsSize1/8 inch
AntennaeYesFlyingYes
RegionThrough the U.S., primarily Southern U.S.

Habits: Asian tiger mosquitoes are unique in that they typically feed during the daylight hours, unlike many other mosquito species that feed only at dusk and dawn. In warm regions, Asian tiger mosquitoes are active year-round. However, they are known to overwinter in temperate climates. Breeding sites are likely to be close to where the adult mosquito can be found.

Habitat: In warm regions, Asian tiger mosquitoes are active year-round. However, they are known to overwinter in temperate climates. The females lay their eggs inside items that can hold at least a half-inch of stagnant water, such as tires, flowerpots, birdbaths and clogged drains. That means something as small as a bottle cap can hold enough water for larvae (the immature form of insects) to develop!

Threats: Asian tiger mosquitoes can transmit numerous diseases including Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), West Nile virus, and dengue fever. This biting insect is also the primary vector for Chikungunya, a virus similar to dengue fever. The disease originated in southeast Africa and was first described in Tanzania in 1952. It has since spread throughout the Americas, the Caribbean islands, and most recently in the United States.

Asian tiger mosquitoes are in fact also capable of transmitting Zika virus, a rare mosquito-borne disease that has made its way to the United States. Zika virus was first identified in 1947 in Africa as an infection of rhesus monkeys in the Zika forest of Uganda.

Prevention: The most effective way to prevent contact with Asian tiger mosquitoes is to eliminate areas of standing water around the home, such as baby pools, flowerpots and birdbaths. Homeowners should also screen all windows and doors and keep gutters free-flowing. Those who spend time outdoors should consider wearing long pants and sleeves, and use an insect repellent containing an EPA-registered ingredient like DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon-eucalyptus.

Culex Mosquito

ColorMostly gray with white, silver, green or iridescent blueLegsSix
ShapeNarrow ovalSize1/4 – 3/8 inches long
AntennaeYesFlyingYes
RegionAll throughout the U.S.

Habits: Mosquitoes hunt for food by detecting body heat and the carbon dioxide humans exhale. However, only female mosquitoes suck our blood. Male mosquitoes feed on plant nectars.

Habitat: Mosquitoes can breed in any form of stagnant water, including ponds, marshes, floodwaters, storm drains, old tires and water in tree holes.

Threats: Mosquitoes are vectors of numerous diseases including malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, encephalitis and West Nile virus – a disease that has become a serious concern in the U.S. in recent years. Signs of West Nile virus include common flu-like symptoms. In extreme cases, symptoms include high fever, head and body aches, worsening weakness, confusion and even coma. Practicing mosquito management when outdoors can help reduce the risk of disease from bites.

Prevention: Mosquito control begins with eliminating areas of standing water around the property such as flowerpots, birdbaths, grill covers and baby pools. Homeowners should also screen all window and doors, repairing even the smallest hole. Another mosquito management tip is to minimize outside activity between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. For stronger mosquito treatment, people should use an insect repellent containing DEET on exposed skin and wear long pants and sleeves to prevent mosquito bites when outdoors.