Hickory, NC, June 21, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Every year during National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, we are reminded what to do in order to avoid the most infamous of summer pests: the mosquito. “Use repellant,” the experts say. “Wear long pants and long sleeves, stay indoors at dusk when mosquitoes are most active and remove standing water from around your home.” That’s all great advice, and it always will be. But there’s a new mosquito control method helping homeowners everywhere reclaim their back yards, and it comes with a “No Mosquito Guarantee.”
“What we do doesn’t just help you not get bitten. Our service eliminates mosquitoes from your yard altogether. No candles or bug repellant required,” says Joey Osborne, mosquito expert and founder of the world’s largest residential mosquito control company. The Mosquito Authority uses a comprehensive approach to break the mosquito lifecycle and prevent the pests from reproducing. It’s called Integrated Mosquito Management, or IMM, and it consists of three basic steps:
The key here is to get rid of mosquito habitat. As a first step, trained applicators do a walk-through of the property to identify and remove areas of standing water where mosquitoes breed, from plant pots to recycling bins. “Mosquitoes only need about a bottle cap worth of water to lay their eggs, so we have to be very thorough. We eliminate what we can, and we let the homeowners know if there’s an issue like clogged gutters that we can’t take care of,” Osborne says.
Next, applicators treat habitats that cannot be eliminated like bird baths and drainage pipes with “mosquito dunks” or granular larvacide, preventing any existing mosquito larvae from developing into adult mosquitoes. Osborne says, “Larval control is perfect for areas like ponds because it targets only mosquitoes without disturbing the rest of the aquatic environment.”
Last, applicators apply a mild solution to the plants, trees and other foliage around the yard using a backpack mist blower. The formula used is milder than DEET. It knocks down adult mosquitoes on contact and creates a literal barrier around your yard, repelling mosquitoes for about three weeks. “We’ve taken away their ability to breed, and they no longer want to hang out in your yard. All we have to do is repeat the process every 21 days, and you’ll remain mosquito free,” Osborne says. “That’s why we can guarantee it.”
And they do. The Mosquito Authority says, if you are bothered by mosquitoes in the three weeks between treatments, they will come back and re-treat free of charge. “There is finally a way to truly eliminate the aggravation and threat of mosquitoes. That’s too good not to share,” says Osborne.
In actuality, the residential mosquito control industry has been around for close to a decade. But backyard mosquito control is just now hitting the mainstream, and the timing couldn’t be better. The mild winters across the country have led to an earlier and more intense mosquito season this year, and mosquitoes don’t just make you itch. The pests are responsible for more than one million deaths every year worldwide. In 2011, the death of a 4-year-old girl from a suspected mosquito-borne disease – Eastern Equine Encephalitis – prompted lawmakers in Oswego County, NY to reexamine the state’s mosquito control protocol. Not surprisingly, they are calling for an integrated program much like the one The Mosquito Authority champions. In many areas of the country, however, money is tight and government-sponsored mosquito control has been cut or completely eliminated.
Mosquitoes also affect our animal friends including birds, reptiles and even our four-legged family members. In fact, the only way a dog or cat can contract heartworm is via a bite from an infected mosquito.
During National Mosquito Control Awareness Week from June 24 through June 30, participating Mosquito Authority locations will offer new customers 50% off their first backyard mosquito treatment. Osborne says he and the rest of The Mosquito Authority team have just had enough and want to make people aware they can really be mosquito free: “Let our family help your family get your yard back.”
About The Mosquito Authority
We are The Mosquito Authority, the largest backyard mosquito control company in the world, with more than 225 locations in 29 states and Mexico. But we don’t just kill mosquitoes. We utilize Integrated Mosquito Management to break the mosquito lifecycle and reduce the aggravation and risk posed by these pests. We play an active role in our communities. We give to the causes we care about. And most importantly, we make back yards worth mowing and front porches worth swinging. For more information about The Mosquito Authority, check out Our Mantra on Youtube, call us at 800-709-1190 or visit us online at www.BugsBITE.com.