Commercial landscaping services from Landworks can help you control mosquitoes this summer.

Commercial landscaping services from Landworks can help you control mosquitoes this summer. Mosquito bites not only cause irritation and swelling, but can also transmit some extremely harmful and sometimes fatal diseases. Some people also have severe allergic reactions to mosquito bites, so it is extremely important to control them. 

The best way to control mosquitoes is to target them at the larval stage. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, so the most important step to controlling them is to remove any areas or objects that can hold water for a long period of time (more than one week). These areas should be drained, filled or discarded. Gutters should be cleaned each spring and fall to ensure proper drainage. Planting trays, buckets, and other empty containers should be stored inside, or upside down in a sunny place where they will dry quickly. 

Water features are not typically abundant breeding grounds for mosquitoes unless they contain significant vegetation near the edge, or shallow, marshy areas. Products containing the biological control agent Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner var israelensis can be safely used to control mosquitoes in bodies of water containing fish or other beneficial aquatic wildlife. 

Inadequate drainage provides the most problematic breeding grounds on lawns and landscapes. Drainage solutions are one of the commercial landscaping services that Landworks can provide to help control mosquito populations, minimizing puddling or pooling water. We also offer application of insecticide spray to shrubbery and other dense, low lying vegetation. The spray only kills adults however, and therefore needs to be reapplied regularly.

Landworks can also install and maintain the NuTone Haven Mosquito Repellent System. For protection and added comfort outdoors, the NuTone System produces an invisible zone of protection which repels biting mosquitoes. Each Mosquito Repellent Fixture contains a vaporizer that releases an odorless, invisible repellent that protects a 12-ft. diameter area, for up to 440 sq. ft. of coverage. 

With commercial landscaping services like drainage, spraying, and the NuTone Haven Mosquito Repellent System installed by Landworks, your tenants and guests can enjoy your outdoor spaces safely, and without itchy pests. For more information about commercial landscaping services from Landworks, call (913) 422-9300. To request a quote, click here.