Ken’s Quick Tip: Mosquito Control for North Texas

I can tell it is summertime by the amount of inquiries we’ve been getting about our mosquito control program (we call it the Village Green Mosquito Assassin Program!With our mild winter and a lot of rain this spring the conditions are perfect for mosquitoes which are plaguing many of our customers.   We’ve made a huge difference in the quality of life for our customers who are using our Mosquito Assassin Program (Our 6 visit program will help you take back your outdoor spaces by killing 90% of all mosquitoes!  We’d love to give you a quote to show you how affordable our solution is and explain why it is safe and effective.)

It is important for everyone to do their part, because mosquito control truly is a community effort.  Below are some some helpful mosquito control tips.

>  Get rid of any standing water on your property. Check your gutters, drains and flowerpots.
>  Anywhere water stands is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Drain it!
>  Use insect repellent when you are going to be outside (especially true from dusk until dawn when mosquitoes are most active.)  Repellents that include DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus are the most effective.
>  Wear light, long sleeve shirts and pants when you are going to be outside for an extended amount of time (especially from dusk until dawn.)  Mosquitoes are drawn to heat and carbon dioxide (which is why it is important to wear lighter clothing so your heat signature isn’t too great.)
>  Use air conditioning or make sure there are screens on all doors and windows (and they are in good repair) to keep mosquitoes from entering the home.
>  If there are any green-water pools nearby, report them to the local health department.

For more information on mosquito control activity in your city visit our Village Green Resource Center where you will always find helpful links that we have compiled to benefit our customers.

If you have any lawn or landscape questions give us a call at 972.495.6990 or email [email protected]. I love to answer your questions and often can share the information for our Quick Tip series that helps all Village Green customers.