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DIY Mosquito Treatment Options

DIY mosquito treatments are popular. They make it seem like they’re easy – you can save time and money. But how effective are they really?

In general, they have some limited uses if deployed correctly. But in the event of a really bad infestation, DIY treatments won’t do the full job. Only an experienced mosquito exterminator can help with that.

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Is it Possible to Get Rid of Mosquitoes Myself?

As a homeowner, the best thing you can do to deter mosquitoes is make your property less attractive to them. Start by inspecting your property for potential mosquito breeding areas:  basically any standing or stagnant water. Eliminate those areas of standing water to the best of your ability.

You might also consider installing fans in areas you want to remain mosquito-free. Mosquitoes are not good at flying so they try to stay away from windy environments.

Those are great prevention methods, but if you’re dealing with a full-blown infestation it’s best to seek help from a pest control expert.

Are homemade mosquito sprays dangerous?

Many use essential oils as a mosquito control method. While they may be able to ward off mosquitoes for a short amount of time, they have no use against an active mosquito infestation. Mosquitoes have a short life cycle and can be very resilient; more powerful products are required to make an impact.

When to Get a Professional Mosquito Treatment?

Local mosquito exterminators can control active populations and help prevent them from coming back. So if you’re dealing with more than a few mosquitoes and they don’t seem to be going away, professional help is your best.

Give us a call today to learn more about how Arrow Exterminating can help with custom treatment options and inspections.

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