Keeping Mosquitoes Away From Your Grays Harbor County Property

June 15, 2022

Keeping mosquitoes away is difficult, as these pests always seem to be around. Mosquitos require thorough treatment to be fully eradicated, and if left alone for too long, a mosquito problem can grow out of control and potentially expose you to harmful diseases and parasites. Mosquitoes require some of the safest and most efficient pest control in Grays Harbor County, and Beacon Pest Control can meet all of your pest control needs.

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Mosquitoes Are Much Needed To Maintain Our Ecosystem

It is important to understand that even though everyone wants to get rid of mosquitoes, you cannot live in a world without mosquitoes. Even though they are pests that spread disease and cause more than a million deaths annually worldwide, they are still essential parts of our ecosystem. 

If there were no mosquitoes in this world, a significant portion of pollinators and a large part of the diet of birds, other insects, reptiles, frogs, etc., would be gone. The ramifications of mosquitoes no longer existing would be felt all across the world and it would take years, if not decades, to recover. This is why mosquito control needs to be done carefully, as there are many ways to repel mosquitoes that do not outright remove them from the ecosystem. 

The History Of Mosquito Control

Mosquitoes have been a pest for a long time and because of this, there is a long history of people trying to get rid of mosquitoes. Early Native Americans used natural ways to get rid of mosquitoes, depending on local plants and their natural oils to keep them away; plants such as:

  • Catnip 
  • Lemongrass 
  • Citronella
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • Mint

These plants can be relatively effective, but as time went on, more immediate solutions were developed that took advantage of new technologies and a better understanding of these pests. Different powders and sprays were used and one of the most notorious mosquito killers was the pesticide DDT. It was incredibly effective, but also very toxic.  It would later be outlawed, and in its place, safer, well-tested pesticides have been developed that are still effective. 

Why Do Mosquitoes Need Blood To Live?

Mosquitoes feed on plant nectar as well as other sweet liquids to support themselves, but female mosquitoes also feed on the blood of animals such as humans, pets, and wildlife. There is a nutrient in the blood that makes reproduction possible, and very quickly after obtaining this blood, female mosquitoes can lay more than 100 eggs.

This blood is a natural part of their lifecycle, but it comes at a great cost to your own. This feeding on blood is how deadly diseases and parasites can be transferred, which is part of why having these pests in your yard is so dangerous. Thankfully, the pest control professionals at Beacon Pest Control know how to keep these pest populations away so you can go back to enjoying your yard.

Everything You Should Know About Mosquito Control

At Beacon Pest Control, we have more than 30 years of experience as well as plenty of knowledge to quickly and safely deal with a mosquito infestation. We understand the importance of eliminating the entire infestation, and we will not leave another problem down the road. Giving you back an enjoyable yard and leaving your property pest-free is our number one goal.

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