Fairfax Virginia is about 20 miles west of Washington DC, and has been listed as one of the ten best places to live by 24/7 Wall Street. With a population of 24,483, Fairfax has several historic sites including the Old Fairfax County Courthouse, the Fairfax Museum, and the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. Residents of Fairfax enjoy that it has over 33 different parks and trail systems throughout the city, and hosts many different festivals throughout the year including the annual Chocolate Lovers Festival in February, as well as a National Trails Day, the Irish festival, and the Fall for the Book Festival. The mild winters and humid summers make Fairfax the perfect breeding ground for a number of different insects, including mosquitoes. Although mosquitoes can make outdoor activities in Fairfax unbearable, the experts at Mosquito Tek can help get mosquito populations under control so you can spend time outside with your family again.
Stop Mosquitoes Where They Breed
Many people focus on exterminating adult mosquitoes since they carry deadly diseases like West Nile Virus, which has already been reported in Fairfax county. Effective mosquito control treatments address the areas where mosquitoes breed, and since mosquitoes breed in areas where standing water exists it’s vital to eliminate standing water in containers around your property, and then apply a larvicide to areas where the water cannot be emptied. When the larvae eat the larvicide it will stop them from developing into adults, and in turn reduce the cycle of returning mosquitoes. The larvicide will not affect other aquatic insects, nor is it harmful to the environment.
Organic Treatment Options
Mosquito Tek believes in offering choices when it comes to mosquito control, which is why they offer both a conventional mosquito treatment service as well as an organic mosquito treatment that will eliminate mosquitoes on your property. Your technician can discuss the different choices available and help you weigh out the benefits of both before you decide which is best for your individual needs.
- The organic mosquito control treatments are NOP compliant, and uses the all natural Essentria mosquito spray which is effective for up to 14 days. It is safe to use on your organic garden and is a good option for restaurant owners with an outdoor patio, or nursing homes and daycare centers where sensitivity to insecticides is a concern.
- The conventional barrier spray treatment has one of the strongest mosquito knockdowns on the market, and uses the Talstar insecticide which will kill mosquitoes for up to 21 days, and even though it’s highly effective, it’s perfectly safe to use around your family, pets, plants, and wildlife.
Flea and Tick Control Options
You want to get the best value for your money, which is why you have the choice of an optional flea and tick control upgrade with every mosquito treatment. The flea and control treatment can be purchased as either an upgrade to any mosquito control treatment, or it can be purchased individually as a standalone plan of treatment for exterminating ticks and fleas on your property. Fleas can plague your pets causing complications from anemia, tapeworms, and cat scratch fever, and also carry diseases that affect people like typhus. Ticks also carry diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease that can affect both people and animals. It’s also important to note that recently there have been reports that the deadly East Asian tick has been spreading throughout the east coast including Virginia, so you want to do whatever necessary to prevent this invasive pest from biting your pets or loved ones. Adding this layer of protection will provide you with peace of mind that your yard will not only be free from mosquitoes, but you also won’t need to worry about fleas or ticks as well.
Mosquito Tek stands behind each and every extermination treatment, and understands how important it is that you receive the highest level of customer service, and the products are the very best at eliminating mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks. This is why they provide two important Satisfaction Guarantees that will insure you’ve made the right choice. The Product Guarantee states that they will respray at no cost to you if you see a single mosquito within 48 hours of your first treatment, and the Service Guarantee states that you can receive a full refund if you are not 100% satisfied with the services or treatments from Mosquito Tek. These combined guarantees make Mosquito Tek your best choice for mosquito, flea, and tick control in the Fairfax area.
Dangers of Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are more than pesky insects that leave itchy bites, they are known carriers of several serious illnesses including the West Nile virus, which is common in the United States. As you can see on the map at the right, the entire United States has had West Nile virus infections. They can also spread the following diseases:
- Zika virus
- Dengue fever
- Equine encephalitis
- St. Louis encephalitis
Each of these can be a serious problem to either you or your pets. You can take steps to protect yourself and your family contact Mosquito Tek. We can take care of your Fairfax mosquito control problem.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do mosquitoes bite a person?
A mosquito has a long, pointed mouth, called a proboscis, which they use to pierce the skin. The probiscus has two tubes, one is for drawing blood, and the other injects saliva into the skin.
Are there certain mosquitoes that bite people?
The mosquitoes that bite people are female. They need the protein in the blood to lay their eggs. They will usually rest for a few days before they lay their eggs.
How does a mosquito find its victims?
A mosquito will sense humans in a few different ways. They can smell the odors of human skin from just 100 feet away. They also detect carbon dioxide from over several hundred feet away.
Why are mosquito bites itchy?
When the mosquito bites you, it insects an anticoagulant that will allow the mosquito to keep feeding without your blood clotting. This triggers a mild allergic reaction which causes the small, itchy bumps.