Mosquitos are pretty amazing hunters. They smell chemicals given off by humans to find their next host. They can also detect carbon dioxide given off by our breath and sweat that lets them know there’s a meal (yes, that’s you) nearby.
Let’s face it – MOSQUITOS SUCK! They bite you, leave itchy marks, and can produce inflammation, swelling, and even scarring on certain skin & body types. They can become such a nuisance that they can even keep you and your loved ones from enjoying your yard during the nicest times of the year.
Mosquitos are actually one of the deadliest creatures on the planet to humans, indirectly killing nearly 2 to 3 million a year, while also infecting more than 200 million people a year worldwide. spreading vector-borne diseases like malaria, dengue, West Nile virus, Zika virus & other arboviruses.
Mosquitos also reproduce very quickly. They can go from mosquito larvae to fully adult mosquitos in as little as five days, so it is imperative to keep the mosquito population under control as soon as the warmer weather starts to break in Pennsylvania.
Take control of mosquitos and enjoy the outdoors again with a customized home mosquito control program for both control and prevention.
Enjoy your yard again with procor’s seasonal mosquito treatment:
One of Procor’s pest control specialists will conduct a thorough inspection of your property to identify which areas of the property would need to be treated for mosquitos. Once the inspection is complete we will provide you with recommendations for reduction.
Standing water is the primary breeding site for mosquitos. By eliminating areas where water can pool and sit stagnantly, you can greatly reduce the mosquito population on your property. This includes things like birdbaths, unused pools, kids water tables, even low lying areas where water can collect. Also, by cleaning up yard waste you can reduce the naturally made areas where water might collect as well.
We treat all decorative vegetation on the property with special attention to the areas closest to where people spend the most time, like patios, decks, fire pits, etc.
If there are areas of standing water where mosquitoes may breed we can point them out to you and work with you to try and dry them out. If there are areas where that is not possible, we can treat that standing water to help and control the larvae population.
We offer both traditional treatment materials as well as natural repellents.
One-time special event treatment:
Having a party, wedding, reunion, or just a bunch of friends over for the weekend? Don’t want to have mosquitos ruining your good time as they eat you alive? We can treat your yard or the area where your event will take place 24 to 48 hours prior to the event to help you enjoy your special time with one less thing to stress over.
(Weird) Facts about mosquitos:
Yes, even at your peak as “Beer-Pong Champion” at your college fraternity, these little gals can drink you under the table. Female mosquitos are able to drink 3 to 4 times their own weight in blood. That’s a lot of keg stands…
This is a surprising fact to most people but it’s true; only the females bite. Females bite you because your blood is a nice, tasty treat to them! The protein and other compounds provide female mosquitoes with a feast that is essential in producing and developing their eggs.
Compared to other insects, like wasps or flies, mosquitos aren’t that strong of fliers and are rather slow. They only fly at speeds between 1 and 1.5 mph.
In the movie series, “Jurassic Park” scientists were able to extract DNA from blood in a mosquito that was trapped in amber for millions of years to recreate dinosaurs. Although we don’t have an island full of dinosaurs (because that would be terrifying) lying around in real life from such a discovery, mosquitos do date back to the Triassic Period which was 250 million years ago! That’s like, a really, really long time ago!
Sharks, Lions, or Crocs have nothing on these little bloodsuckers when it comes to killing humans. Mosquitos are responsible for 2 to 3 million deaths and infect nearly 200 million people per year!
Although mosquitos can’t tear you limb from limb (at least we have that going for us), they are responsible for transmitting deadly diseases like malaria, dengue, and other arboviruses.