Mosquito and Tick Treatments
Mosquitoes require a stagnate pool of water to reproduce and cannot breed successfully in flowing water. Females can produce a couple hundred eggs in her short life span of about a month. Mosquitoes in Virginia have been known to carry the West Nile virus, Encephalitis, and dog heartworms.
The first step is to reduce/eliminate breeding sites and treat any sites that could not be eliminated. Then a barrier spray is applied to the perimeter of the yard and the mosquitoes resting areas. The chemical stays active for 21 days so treatment must be repeated every 3 weeks for the best results.
The most common ticks in Virginia are the lone start tick, the American dog tick, the brown tick, and the deer tick. Both the lone star tick and the American dog tick are potential carriers of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. The deer tick is a potential vector of Lyme disease and has been implicated in the transmission of ehrlichiosis.
In order to control the tick population a Yard Treat is required. For more information check out Yard Treatment.
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