With all of the turmoil going on in the world it would be easy to label something like war or terrorism as being the likely #1 killer of humans, but the reality is much closer to home for most Americans. Mosquitoes kill around 700,000 people per year, a staggering number to say the least. The majority of these deaths are from malaria. Mosquito management in Greenwood SC is very important to keep your family safe and to be able to enjoy your time outside with them.
In addition to malaria, mosquitoes carry other diseases which may be fatal to humans. These include West Nile, Zika, encephalitis, and many others. West Nile is without a doubt the most common mosquito-borne disease in our area and is very dangerous to humans of all ages, but especially the young and elderly.
Prevent against Mosquitoes
There are a multitude of things you can do at home to help mitigate the number of mosquitoes around your home and landscape. The #1 thing is to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds, which are essentially any place where standing water can accumulate. These include bird baths, gutters and downspouts, low lying areas in the ground and poor drainage area, pet bowls, and many more.
In addition to the above, homeowners and business owners can contract professionals like us at Landscape Upstate. We will survey the property to find these areas, recommend options to alleviate these problems and spray around your landscape to help mitigate the mosquitoes.
We use a combination insecticide and insect growth regulator treatment. This will kill the adult mosquitoes and prevent the juveniles from reaching maturity. This combination is extremely effective and lasts much longer than the services you would receive from the large national companies like TruGreen. Think of our services as your local option, we know the area, our kids may be on the same ball team. Would you rather get your baked goods from The Pantry Shoppe or Wal-Mart?
What are the costs?
We have created a program that is very cost effective. Our treatments start at $65 per application with a recommended 5 applications per year. The treatments last up to 60 days depending on the weather, the reason for the longer period than most is the combination we mentioned earlier. It is important to remember however that this is a management program, not complete control. We feel confident you will be able to enjoy your landscape with very minimal, if any pesky mosquitoes around you.