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Tired of Those Mosquito-Ridden Barbeque Parties? Time to Mosquito-Proof Your Backyard

February 01, 2024

Looking for a backyard mosquito treatment that will actually work? We have one for you!

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We're talking about backyard mosquito treatment already? You bet! In Georgia, mosquitoes can be a problem from March through October if weather permits. That means you may step outside next month and get a biting welcome from your yard's new residents. Outdoor mosquito control is absolutely necessary if you want to be able to enjoy the warmer weather this spring and summer. So what is the best way to mosquito-proof your backyard? Keep reading to find out!

Why are mosquitoes so bad in Georgia?

Mosquitoes love water and warm temperatures, two things that Georgia offers in abundance. Georgia also has a mosquito's ideal water temperatures for 9-10 months out of the year, which allows for a longer life cycle. When water temperatures are above 80 degrees, mosquitoes can develop from egg to adult in just four days! Mosquitoes can continue to thrive in water temperatures as low as the 60s, and since many swimming pools will stay close to that temperature for months in Georgia, mosquitoes have endless habitat options in which to reproduce. Mosquitoes go dormant once water temperatures dip into the 50s and below.

Mosquito deterrent solutions

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Mosquito treatments have become safer and more effective over the last 20 years. Fogging and spraying potent chemicals all over your yard are no longer your only options for getting rid of mosquitoes. It's important to remember that when you are treating your yard for one insect, there are other insects living in the same environment that you don't want to harm or kill in the process. Pollinators are the main class of insects that you want to do everything you can to preserve. Many standard pesticides and pest control chemicals used by professional exterminators are harmful to many vital pollinators like butterflies and bees.

So how do you treat for mosquitoes while protecting beneficial insects? By hiring a pest control company that has done the research and uses products that directly target mosquitoes. At BREDA Pest Management, we use insect growth regulators (IGR) to safely stop the mosquito's life cycle without hurting pollinators. How is an IGR product effective? Female mosquitoes are (obviously) vital to mosquitoes being able to reproduce, so IGR products target the female and use contact with the product to render the female mosquito infertile and unable to lay eggs. Because IGR products are so specific in what they treat for, they are even safe to use in bird baths and outdoor pet watering bowls to help deter mosquitoes from laying their eggs there.

It only takes a bottle cap full of water for a mosquito to be able to lay hundreds of eggs. With the amount of rain that Georgia typically receives in a year, that leaves plenty of opportunity for water to gather anywhere in your yard and leave you wide open for mosquito swarms. So how do you win against mosquitoes in Georgia? By implementing a mosquito prevention plan! BREDA's mosquito treatment is a monthly application of safe and effective products that is safe to walk on within minutes of application and will last for a whole month. This treatment plan is most effective when applied monthly from March through October.

Don't let mosquitoes suck all the fun out of your summer plans. Call BREDA today to learn more about our mosquito treatment program and get ready to enjoy your yard without worrying about harsh chemicals!

If you're tired of wondering what the pests in or around your home are doing and just want them gone, don't hesitate to give us a call. The BREDA Guarantee promises to protect your home and keep it protected—no matter the circumstances. Schedule an inspection online or give us a call at 770-466-6700.