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Don’t let mosquitoes keep you locked inside during the most beautiful months of the year. Aside from keeping you locked inside, mosquitoes are a significant health risk for your pets and family. Mosquitoes can transmit diseases like West Nile Virus and Encephalitis from a single bite. That is why Mosquito control is so important.
With the Platinum Mosquito Control, we can reclaim your property by relentlessly attacking common mosquito breeding and resting sites. Platinum Pest Solutions targets specific areas of your property with products designed to prevent mosquitoes from becoming adults as well as to control adults, in turn significantly reducing the overall population of mosquitoes in the area.
The Asian tiger mosquito is an exotic species that gets its “tiger” name from the single white stripe down the center of its head and back. This biting insect can transmit harmful diseases like West Nile virus, Chikungunya, dengue fever and Zika virus.
One of the best-known summer pests, mosquitoes breed in stagnant water or soft soil. There are about 170 different kinds of mosquito species in North America alone.
Mosquitoes belong to the group “Diptera”. They have a single pair of wings with long and thin legs. Their head has a prominent proboscis used for drawing blood. Adult sizes range from 3-9 MM.
Platinum Seasonal Mosquito Control:
The Platinum Seasonal Mosquito Control is the most popular package. Our seasonal package is a monthly service starting in spring and running through fall when mosquito activity is at its peak. Platinum Pest Solutions provides highly trained mosquito control service professionals who will treat common nesting and harborage areas throughout your property. This environmentally, kid and pet friendly service will have you back outside enjoying the beautiful days with friends and family spring, summer and fall.
Call our office in Lansing, IL at 708-206-BUGS (2847). Platinum Pest Solutions offers the best mosquito control services in the surrounding Chicago areas.
- Are mosquitoes a real health threat?
- What is West Nile Virus?
- Do we get malaria in the U.S.?
- Are Americans at risk for Dengue Fever?
- What do you use to treat for mosquitoes?
- How often should a property be treated for mosquitoes?
- What can homeowners do to reduce the risks from mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes transmit at least three human diseases that have been found in the United States. All of them are potentially fatal. These diseases include West Nile Virus, Malaria and Dengue Fever.
West Nile Virus was first detected in the U.S. in 1999, it can lead to serious complications of the liver or nervous system, inflammation of the brain (encephalitis), meningitis or paralysis. It is the most widely known disease, likely due to its rapid spread throughout the nation. West Nile Virus has spread across the country from Pennsylvania to Washington state since 1999. More than 28,000 cases have been confirmed since that time. Forty seven states and Washington D.C. now have confirmed cases of West Nile.
While malaria transmission was eradicated in the U.S. in the 1950’s, international travelers continue to bring new cases to the county each year. In 2007 alone, more than 1,500 cases of malaria were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most of which were confirmed to have been acquired outside of the U.S. The CDC also reports that there is a constant risk that malaria transmission could be re-introduced to the U.S., since mosquito species that carry the malaria parasite still exist in the country.
Many homeowners erroneously believe that all pest management professionals do is spray chemicals to treat their homes. This is simply not true anymore. Many pest management professionals today use an Integrated Pest Management or IPM approach. IPM controls pests by getting rid of the three things they need to survive: food, shelter and water. Consumer education is a vital part of any IPM program. This approach consists of inspection, identification of the pests, employment of two or more control measures, and evaluation of effectiveness through follow-up inspections. Visit WhatisIPM.org for more information.
- Eliminate or reduce mosquito breeding sites by replacing all standing water at least once a week. This includes bird baths, ponds and swimming pools.
- Remove unneeded vegetation or trash from around any standing water sources that cannot be changed, dumped or removed.
- Introduce mosquito-eating fish such as gambusia, green sunfish, bluegills and minnows to standing water.
- Screen windows, doors, and other openings with fine mesh, sealing around all screen edges and keeping doors and windows shut to prevent entry.
- Avoid going outdoors when and where mosquitoes are most active: during dusk or dawn.
- Use repellent on exposed skin whenever and wherever mosquitoes are likely to bite. The most effective repellents currently available contain the active ingredient N,N-diethylbenzamide (DEET), in concentrations up to about 35% (greater concentrations don’t offer better protection).
- Wear long-sleeved shirts and long-legged pants, preferably treated with a repellent as well.
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CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
WHO (World Health Organization)