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Heavy Rains from Florence bring Flooding and Mosquitoes to NOVA

As Hurricane Florence pounded the Carolina’s and brought record setting amounts of rainfall, Virginia residents found out that the sheer size of this storm also sent large amounts of rain, tornadoes and flooding well into the Northern Virginia area and into DC. Couple the flooding throughout Fairfax and Arlington counties with the already high temperatures, and suddenly the area becomes a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.

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Widespread Breeding areas for Mosquitoes

mosquito larvaeCompany owners and homeowners in areas like Alexandria are noticing the increase of mosquitoes after the rains have subsided, and one of the main reasons why this is happening is because mosquitoes lay their eggs in water where they hatch and the larvae can feed and grow into adult mosquitoes. Normally this happens where water occurs naturally such as in ponds or on the edges of rivers, streams, and lakes, but with the ground in Northern Virginia being heavily saturated, mosquitoes can quickly reproduce within the grassy areas where flooding has occurred.

Controlling Mosquito Populations with Professional Extermination

While some homeowners will try their best to control the additional mosquito populations using insecticides from their local hardware supply store, the only way to truly exterminate both the adult mosquitoes and their eggs is to leave it in the hands of mosquito control experts who not only understand where to use larvicides that will kill the larvae, but also wipe out all the adult mosquitoes using highly concentrated commercial grade mosquito insecticides. Mosquito Tek provides mosquito extermination services throughout Northern Virginia locations such as Alexandria, Arlington, Reston, and Annandale, and can effectively eliminate them using either conventional insecticides, or using organic mosquito control methods that use insecticides which are 100% safe under every circumstance with all-natural ingredients.

Eliminating Mosquitoes using Organic Methods

Even though most people elect to have the mosquito technicians use the strongest spray available when performing a treatment, there are many who have organic gardens or have businesses where there is a need for using insecticides which contain only all-natural ingredients. Mosquito Tek provides an organic mosquito control treatment that will not only kill all the additional mosquitoes that are plaguing the area from the flooding, but can do so with no impact on the environment whatsoever.

Expand the Radius of Protection Against the Mosquitoes with a Neighborhood Group Plan

When a mosquito extermination treatment is done on only a single location without treating the properties surrounding it, there are still locations where mosquitoes have an opportunity to breed. One of the best ways to expand the area where mosquitoes are not only exterminated, but their breeding sites get wiped out and the barrier spray can cover a wider area is to group neighbors together and get the advantages of group pricing by having multiple properties done simultaneously. Mosquito Tek offers discount pricing to groups and will work with your neighborhood to completely eradicate mosquitoes from making your neighborhood their home.

Useful Tips to Get Rid of Fleas in Your Basement

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Fleas can be one of the most annoying insects that we have to deal with in our homes. It can be difficult to completely eradicate them once they have a foothold in your basement. In this article, I would like to detail several easy steps to help you end your flea infestation. They are based on information from knowledgeable friends and veterinarians.

First of all, it is necessary to emphasise that a flea infestation in your basement is a serious problem that cannot be ignored. This would be easy to do as most home owners seldom even go down to the basement. Left unchecked, the problem could easily spread to your pets and the rest of the house and garden. You may wonder how fleas even get down there if you hardly ever open it and no pets are ever down there. Well, fleas multiply easily. It just takes one rat or mouse with fleas, or a stray cat who got into the basement, to start the whole cycle off. If you are an unwilling victim of this, you need to make it a priority to eradicate the pests as soon as possible.

Quarantine    

Firstly, you must quarantine the basement immediately. Fleas are amazingly fertile, and by the time a home owner becomes aware of the problem, it is likely that the  fleas have already dominated the entire space. However, the basement is usually is a closed room that is separate from the rest of the house, so it must be quarantined right from the start to prevent them spreading. Remember to tell everyone in the house not to go in there until the problem has been dealt with. Keep your pets out of there too.

Remove

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Secondly, you will need to clean everything in the basement. If your basement is not being used for a specific purpose, it is probably just a place for storing old things, and it will probably not be clean and tidy. Basements are generally darker and more damp compared with other parts of the house, which is exactly what fleas like. Humidity, dim light and a stable warm temperature are the three ideal living conditions for fleas. Therefore, first vacuum, then clean everything you can down there with soapy water.

Fleas have four different life stages: egg, larvae, pupa and adult. These four can easily be banished by vacuuming and by using hot soapy water. It’s cheap, effective, and easy to use. After that, there are also other solutions you can use to remove any remaining fleas,  such as flea bombs, aerosol sprays, and natural methods. Check this website for more details on these flea control methods.

Check

Last but not least, remember to check regularly to ensure that the flea infestation has not returned. Several days after treating the problem, spend a little time checking the situation in the basement and report to your veterinarian or a pest control company if you continue to have a problem.

In brief, to fight against flea infestation is never easy or effortless. I hope the above tips are helpful. The main thing to remember is that “prevention is better than cure” so remember to keep even your basement clean and pest free. Thanks for reading!

Florence brings Flooding and Mosquitoes to PWC

Virginia floodingAs the remnants of Hurricane Florence have pushed farther north and west of the eastern seaboard, heavy rains have inundated areas of northern Virginia and caused flooding as far north as DC. Not only did the areas around the floodplains get a major increase in flooding, but the ground in general became heavily saturated with rainwater, thus providing a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes to lay eggs and increase their number.

Mosquito Breeding in Wet Yard Areas

Mosquito life cycleMosquitoes will typically lay their eggs in areas where rainwater collects naturally, such as in ponds and along the banks of rivers and streams, but with all the rain that Florence brought to Prince William County quite a few homeowners have noticed that mosquito populations have increased dramatically since the storm. This is because the mosquitoes can now easily lay their eggs in just about any location where there is still water pooling from the rains, and until the ground is fully dry this will continue unless action is taken to eliminate the mosquitoes ability to reproduce.

Mosquito Exterminators can Remedy the Excess Mosquito Populations

Homeowners and business owners in PWC towns like Manassas, Woodbridge, Bristow, and Gainesville have found out quickly that the normal methods of controlling mosquito populations don’t work very well when dealing with the abundance of adult mosquitoes and their larvae which are being found in areas where they normally don’t go, so calling expert mosquito control company’s like Mosquito Tek is the only viable solution to completely eliminating the excess mosquitoes. Mosquito Tek can come in and not only kill all the adult mosquitoes, but they can also kill all the eggs and larvae throughout the grassy areas of your yard.

Killing the Mosquitoes using Organic Mosquito Control

Although it’s recommended in the worst case scenarios of mosquito infestations that a full strength commercial grade insecticide be used to address killing the mosquitoes, Mosquito Tek can also treat this extreme issue with an organic alternative that has only all-natural ingredients in the insecticide. Both conventional and organic insecticides will exterminate all the mosquitoes, and while the conventional insecticide effectively lasts up to 3 weeks, the organic mosquito control insecticides will last up to 2 weeks.

Create a Larger Area of Protection Against Mosquitoes with a Neighborhood Plan

Whenever a mosquito technician performs a mosquito service for a property, there is still the properties that surround the area where the treatment has been done that can serve as breeding areas for mosquitoes. The best way to expand the area that will not only kill off all the mosquitoes and their larvae within the local vicinity of a neighborhood is to get neighbors together to purchase an extermination plan as a group. By doing so the costs can be spread out and a discount can be enjoyed by all the participants. Contact Mosquito Tek today and ask about the Neighborhood discount plans.

Florence brings Flooding and Mosquitoes to PWC

Virginia floodingAs the remnants of Hurricane Florence have pushed farther north and west of the eastern seaboard, heavy rains have inundated areas of northern Virginia and caused flooding as far north as DC. Not only did the areas around the floodplains get a major increase in flooding, but the ground in general became heavily saturated with rainwater, thus providing a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes to lay eggs and increase their number.

Mosquito Breeding in Wet Yard Areas

Mosquito life cycleMosquitoes will typically lay their eggs in areas where rainwater collects naturally, such as in ponds and along the banks of rivers and streams, but with all the rain that Florence brought to Prince William County quite a few homeowners have noticed that mosquito populations have increased dramatically since the storm. This is because the mosquitoes can now easily lay their eggs in just about any location where there is still water pooling from the rains, and until the ground is fully dry this will continue unless action is taken to eliminate the mosquitoes ability to reproduce.

Mosquito Exterminators can Remedy the Excess Mosquito Populations

Homeowners and business owners in PWC towns like Manassas, Woodbridge, Bristow, and Gainesville have found out quickly that the normal methods of controlling mosquito populations don’t work very well when dealing with the abundance of adult mosquitoes and their larvae which are being found in areas where they normally don’t go, so calling expert mosquito control company’s like Mosquito Tek is the only viable solution to completely eliminating the excess mosquitoes. Mosquito Tek can come in and not only kill all the adult mosquitoes, but they can also kill all the eggs and larvae throughout the grassy areas of your yard.

Killing the Mosquitoes using Organic Mosquito Control

Although it’s recommended in the worst case scenarios of mosquito infestations that a full strength commercial grade insecticide be used to address killing the mosquitoes, Mosquito Tek can also treat this extreme issue with an organic alternative that has only all-natural ingredients in the insecticide. Both conventional and organic insecticides will exterminate all the mosquitoes, and while the conventional insecticide effectively lasts up to 3 weeks, the organic mosquito control insecticides will last up to 2 weeks.

Create a Larger Area of Protection Against Mosquitoes with a Neighborhood Plan

Whenever a mosquito technician performs a mosquito service for a property, there is still the properties that surround the area where the treatment has been done that can serve as breeding areas for mosquitoes. The best way to expand the area that will not only kill off all the mosquitoes and their larvae within the local vicinity of a neighborhood is to get neighbors together to purchase an extermination plan as a group. By doing so the costs can be spread out and a discount can be enjoyed by all the participants. Contact Mosquito Tek today and ask about the Neighborhood discount plans.

Heavy Rains from Florence bring Flooding and Mosquitoes to NOVA

As Hurricane Florence pounded the Carolina’s and brought record setting amounts of rainfall, Virginia residents found out that the sheer size of this storm also sent large amounts of rain, tornadoes and flooding well into the Northern Virginia area and into DC. Couple the flooding throughout Fairfax and Arlington counties with the already high temperatures, and suddenly the area becomes a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.

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Widespread Breeding areas for Mosquitoes

mosquito larvaeCompany owners and homeowners in areas like Alexandria are noticing the increase of mosquitoes after the rains have subsided, and one of the main reasons why this is happening is because mosquitoes lay their eggs in water where they hatch and the larvae can feed and grow into adult mosquitoes. Normally this happens where water occurs naturally such as in ponds or on the edges of rivers, streams, and lakes, but with the ground in Northern Virginia being heavily saturated, mosquitoes can quickly reproduce within the grassy areas where flooding has occurred.

Controlling Mosquito Populations with Professional Extermination

While some homeowners will try their best to control the additional mosquito populations using insecticides from their local hardware supply store, the only way to truly exterminate both the adult mosquitoes and their eggs is to leave it in the hands of mosquito control experts who not only understand where to use larvicides that will kill the larvae, but also wipe out all the adult mosquitoes using highly concentrated commercial grade mosquito insecticides. Mosquito Tek provides mosquito extermination services throughout Northern Virginia locations such as Alexandria, Arlington, Reston, and Annandale, and can effectively eliminate them using either conventional insecticides, or using organic mosquito control methods that use insecticides which are 100% safe under every circumstance with all-natural ingredients.

Eliminating Mosquitoes using Organic Methods

Even though most people elect to have the mosquito technicians use the strongest spray available when performing a treatment, there are many who have organic gardens or have businesses where there is a need for using insecticides which contain only all-natural ingredients. Mosquito Tek provides an organic mosquito control treatment that will not only kill all the additional mosquitoes that are plaguing the area from the flooding, but can do so with no impact on the environment whatsoever.

Expand the Radius of Protection Against the Mosquitoes with a Neighborhood Group Plan

When a mosquito extermination treatment is done on only a single location without treating the properties surrounding it, there are still locations where mosquitoes have an opportunity to breed. One of the best ways to expand the area where mosquitoes are not only exterminated, but their breeding sites get wiped out and the barrier spray can cover a wider area is to group neighbors together and get the advantages of group pricing by having multiple properties done simultaneously. Mosquito Tek offers discount pricing to groups and will work with your neighborhood to completely eradicate mosquitoes from making your neighborhood their home.