Mosquitos can be more than just an irritating nuisance; they are technically one of the deadliest animals on the planet due to their ability to quickly spread deadly diseases such as Zika, Malaria, and West Dengue. There are many pest control choices a property owner in Miami has to tackle its mosquito problem, but not all of them are equally effective. While the article below has some great tips and tricks for tackling mosquitos, we would always recommend working with landscape or pest control professionals to handle the problem if severe on your property. Keep reading to learn more about integrated pest management and whether or not it could be a good fit for your property.
What is Integrated Pest Management?
Are you interested in reducing pest problems on your property while minimizing the risks to the environment and people? Congratulations – Integrated pest management (IPM) is the ideal solution for you! No matter where your home is located – urban or rural – IPM can be used to manage all kinds of pests safely and effectively.
Integrated Pest Management Process
To start any pest control program, you first need to inspect and investigate. This gives you a complete understanding of what sort of pests may already be living in your landscape or home or help you identify pest-friendly areas that you can then work on correcting. Learning the pest’s biology will tell you how fast it reproduces, where it likes to live, what it eats, and any unique characteristics it has. Once you know all this, you can choose the best ways to manage the pest.
With IPM, the goal is pest control without harming people or the environment. Listed below are some of the best methods to do this:
- Eliminate pest food, water, and hiding places.
- Eliminate the existing population through trapping, biological control (like cats who trap and kill mice), or pesticides. This is the last resort for IPM, and any pesticides chosen are used precisely as they are intended.
- Deny entry into the home. Caulking and filling holes in windows or doors help keep pests from returning.
How to Get Rid of Mosquitos
A common pest for many homeowners is mosquitos. Using integrated pest management, many property owners find great success in reducing or eliminating their numbers around their property. An important part of mosquito control is ensuring that they don’t have a place to lay their eggs. Simply by reducing standing water around your home in areas such as birdbaths, potted plant trays, or rain gutters, you can begin to natural control the mosquito population. Another effective way of controlling mosquitos is through structural barriers. Making sure your door and window screens are in good condition, covering any gaps in walls or doors, and using nets around baby carriers and beds are all examples of physical structures that prevent mosquitos from biting and potentially transmitting disease.
If you are looking for a way to safely and effectively treat and eliminate the mosquitos on your property, call the landscape professionals at Cutters Edge.
With decades of experience in the lawn and maintenance service sector, the trusted team at Cutters Edge can help you assess any current infestation you may be dealing with and provide a detailed plan on how to address any pest control issues. Contact us today to learn more about the pest control and pest management services we offer at Cutters Edge. When you work with Cutters Edge, you can expect excellence.