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Mosquitoes In Nashville, TN

If there is one pest that almost everyone can agree to dislike, it is the mosquito. Although mosquitoes provide a vital food source for other insects and animals, they are a big issue worldwide due to the diseases they carry.

With professional assistance, you can reduce mosquitoes in your yard!

What are mosquitoes?

There are many species of mosquitoes, but only a handful are considered pests. Mosquitoes are flying insects with straw-like mouths, which females use to consume blood to reproduce. Both females and males feed on plant nectar and other sweet liquids. These insects have delicate legs, and although they fly, they are not very strong, so they do not do well in strong wind.

Are mosquitoes dangerous?

Mosquitoes are vectors of many deadly diseases. In the United States, this pest has spread chikungunya, West Nile virus, dengue fever, and eastern equine encephalitis. While these diseases are not common in our area, mosquitoes are a common cause of heartworms in dogs, which can be deadly if left untreated.

If you have dealt with mosquitoes, you know how much frustration and distress they can cause because of their itchy bite. Plus, excessive scratching of mosquito bites can lead to a secondary infection.

Why do I have a mosquito problem?

Does it seem like your yard is overrun with mosquitoes, more so than other people's properties? It may be because your property offers more conducive conditions for these unwanted pests. These conditions include harborage areas and breeding sites. Mosquitoes need shade to hide from the afternoon sun, which dehydrates them quickly. They also only need a very small amount of standing water to lay eggs.

Where will I find mosquitoes?

As mentioned above, mosquitoes are attracted to shaded areas and standing water. Places that can provide shade and water for these pests include:

  • Bushes, trees, tall grass, and other thick foliage
  • Decks and outbuildings
  • Yard debris
  • Compost piles
  • Garbage cans
  • Wheel barrels
  • Pools and hot tubs
  • Ponds and landscaping water features
  • Pet water bowls
  • Kayaks and boats
  • Rain barrels

Although there are many ways your property can provide mosquitoes with harborage and breeding sites, these things can be reduced or eliminated. Below you can find some tips to help make your yard less attractive to these pests!

How do I get rid of mosquitoes?

Getting rid of mosquitoes in your yard is an ongoing process. Because of this, you can rely on Cima Solutions for effective mosquito reduction. Our mosquito control services occur monthly from April through October. Treatments include fogging shrubs, bushes, lower parts of trees, tall grass, decks, standing water, and other shaded areas.

We also offer one-time treatments for weddings and other events. Recurring services include our warranty, which provides re-treatments between regular visits if needed.

Call us at Cima Solutions to learn more about how we can assist with your mosquito problem.

How do I prevent mosquitoes in the future?

While expert control will help to reduce mosquito populations on your property, you can also use these three eco-friendly methods:

  1. Eliminate breeding sites by removing anything that can hold stagnant rainwater, filling in ground holes, using garbage cans with tight-fitting lids, installing filters on pools and ponds, and adequately treating any water features.
  2. Eliminate harborage areas by keeping the lawn cut short, trimming bushes and other foliage, and removing debris from the yard.
  3. Eliminate food sources by reducing flowering plants or replacing them with plants mosquitoes don't like, such as marigolds, rosemary, lavender, and citronella.

Call our service professionals at Cima Solutions to hear more about our home pest control and commercial pest control offerings!