Mosquitoes are resilient pests that can not only ruin your outdoor experience but can also carry dangerous vector-borne diseases including the West Nile virus and encephalitis. While female mosquitoes bite mammals in order to let their eggs mature before laying them, male mosquitoes don’t bite. In fact, contrary to popular belief, mosquitoes don’t receive any nourishment from the blood, and both male and females get their energy by mainly feeding on plant nectars.
Most adult mosquitoes rest in landscaping, trees, and foliage around your property during the daytime. Heavy landscaping including ivy can provide ample harborage for thousands of mosquitoes. Female mosquitoes will typically rest on the bottom side of the leaves under protection before emerging in the evening to search for mammals to feast on. This usually means you and your family end up getting bit.
While peak biting activity usually occurs during the early evening, mosquitoes may also bite during the day. Mosquitoes tend to be the most active during the warmer months of April through September, which is when most people tend to use their backyard the most.
Effective & Affordable Mosquito Exterminator in Saratoga Springs, Malta, & Upstate NY
If you are looking to protect your family from mosquitoes, there are some natural DIY mosquito control methods you can try; however for serious cases it is often time to enlist the help of a professional mosquito exterminator. OPC Pest Control protects your family (and pets) from the nuisance and danger of mosquitoes by focusing on the areas of your property where mosquitoes are most likely to feed and harbor. Our affordable Mosquito Management Program provides for a routine service schedule during these warmer months when you need it most.
As part of our Mosquito Management Program, we treat the landscaping, foliage and foundation around the property with a residual adulticide to reduce the population of mosquitoes in their resting sites. We also treat mosquito breeding sites on the property to help prevent mosquito larvae from developing into adults. This program is a very effective way to take back control of your yard and enjoy it again.
Are you tired of being bitten by pesky mosquitoes every spring, summer and fall? If you answered “Yes” and live in Albany, Clifton Park, Malta, Lake George, Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, Lake George or elsewhere in New York’s Capital Region, give OPC Pest control a call today at 518-877-6425 or complete our quick and easy contact form.