Mosquito Control

Mosquito relief is a propane tank away.

Thrasher Termite & Pest Control clients living in the Santa Cruz mountains are particularly vexed by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can breed in a tablespoon of water. With so many seeps, springs, and seasonal creeks, mosquitoes are very difficult to control around mountain homes. Mosquito control requires multiple strategies. We’ve heard positive results from making a CO2 mosquito trap one part of an overall control strategy. Before making any purchases, follow our tips for eliminating sources of standing water around your home.

Homeowner Checklist for Mosquito Control
  Next, contact county vector control for help identifying the species of mosquitoes on your property and for assistance getting rid of them. County vector control has staff and experience (not to mention the authority) to deal with mosquitoes in rural and mountainous areas. Santa Clara County vector control/mosquito abatement on-line service request. San Diego County vector control/on-line complaint form. Finally, consider installing a CO2 type mosquito trap on your property. These traps are pricey; however, they do reduce the number of mosquitoes when installed and used as instructed. Cutter Scout Ranch in the Santa Cruz mountains had a notorious reputation for mosquitoes. Once CO2 mosquito traps were installed, campers experienced a significant reduction in bites. Mosquitoes were not eliminated, but the control method was effective. Thrasher Termite & Pest Control does not endorse any specific brand of CO2 mosquito trap. If you have a recommendation please comment below. Thrasher Termite & Pest Control Mosquito Prevention

About the Author:

Garrett Thrasher is Vice President and General Manager of Thrasher Termite & Pest Control of So Cal, Inc., Chairperson of the San Diego District of the Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC), a member of the bedbugFREE network, and a member of the National Pest Management Association. Author of The Bed Bug Battle Plan: Field Tested Solutions for Bed Bug Extermination and Prevention (ISBN: 1500838209), Garrett’s solid understanding of bed bugs, their behavior, current outbreaks, and experience on camera has made him a leading contact for news and media outlets. He is also a sought after speaker on the topic of managing online reviews for positive impact. He has spoken at PestWorld and PestTech, and was featured in PCT Magazine and the PCT Podcast. Thrasher Termite & Pest Control of So Cal is accredited by QualityPro–the mark of excellence in pest management.

One Comment

  1. ActionPest | Pre Purchase Building Inspections Melbourne May 11, 2015 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    Great advise for trapping and controlling mosquitoes using CO2. It can be easy to install and when used correctly, can help reduce the numbers of mosquitoes in the area and there’s no need to expose yourself on harmful sprays that do not do anything against them. Great post, thanks for sharing.

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