Skeeters, Ticks, Moles, Rabbits & Deer...Oh My!
Protecting yourself, your family and your landscape from mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, rodents and damaging wildlife begins with awareness and identification of their presence. The second step is to impede their reproductive cycle.
For example, mosquitoes require water for their eggs to develop and hatch. Adult mosquitoes will actually lay eggs while they wait for sufficient water to accumulate. Removing items that can collect standing water in your landscape can help eliminate these pests. Suggestions may include:
• Submerging and extending downspouts to disperse water into turf areas and below the ground
• Leveling low areas in your landscape where water doesn't drain properly and instead tends to pool
• Rain-harvesting system design and installation
• Raingarden Design and Installation
• Adjusting irrigation systems to prevent over-saturation
• Removing bird baths, children’s toys and pet dishes where water collects
CPHort inspects your landscape for mosquito, tick, rodent or other wildlife breeding grounds and can help eliminate them. We offer both an organic and synthetic mosquito, tick, rodent, deer and wildlife repellents. The key is a rotation of control measurements to ensure that beneficials such as pollinators and enzymes are not eliminated, which can lead to devastating effects in your landscape. A scheduled program is important to maintain control of such pests and should be considered for season-long control.
While it doesn’t seem that Zika Virus is something that we need to be particularly concerned with in this area, it does speak to a larger concern about mosquitoes in general. Mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting numerous diseases to humans that cause an estimated 700 million illnesses that resulted in a million deaths annually. No other organism on Earth is more dangerous to humans than the mosquito.
For more information on our pest control, please contact us at 630.482.9950.
The American Mosquito Control Association on Mosquito Biology
Illinois Dept of Public Health on Mosquitoes
Illinois Dept of Public Health on Ticks
Illinois Dept of Public Health on Fleas
Illinois Dept of Public Health on Zika Virus
YourDogAdvisor.com Ticks: What Are They and How Dog Owners Should Deal with Them
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