Vector

Protecting you and your family from vector-borne diseases.

Our vector control program uses an integrated approach to prevent and reduce populations of mosquitoes and other pests that transmit disease pathogens. Unlike pests in general, vectors are not only a nuisance, but a health concern.

Mosquitoes populate around sources of stagnant water. The first step in our vector control program is to inspect the property and identify conditions that are conducive to mosquito activity. By eliminating the environment in which mosquitoes can reproduce, we can reduce the population of these pests and others, such as ticks.

Mosquitoes are small flying insects that feed on human and animal blood or pplant juices. Only female mosquitoes bite to get a blood meal for thier growing eggs. Although mosquitoes are known as a nuisance pest, they are also dangerous by transmitting diseases like malaria and locally in the Hudson valley west Nile virus. Mosquitoes lay thier egggs between dusk and dawn when the air is come In standing water around weeds, tall grass and shrubbery. Visit our pest identification section for more information on mosquitoes.

Steps you can take around your property to reduce or eliminate mosquito populations:

  • Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic parts and water holding containers
  • Dispose of used tires
  • Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers that are kept outdoors for draining of liquid
  • Make sure roof gutters drain properly, if not have repaired by the Craig Thomas home repair division. Along with the importance of cleaning clogged gutters in the Spring and fall or installing leaf defier.
  • Turn over wading pools and wheelbarrows when not in use.
  • Change water in bird baths once a week and pet dishes regularly.
  • Clean vegetation and debris from edges of ponds
  • Maintain cleaning and chlorinating swimming pools, saunas, hot tubs and draining water regularly from pool covers.
  • Maintain landscaping around your property
  • Don’t overwater your yard or garden.

How Craig Thomas Pest Control, in partnership with Orkin Pest Control, can help…

Craig Thomas Pest Control offers a service May thru October that will provide a reduction of activity around your property. Each visit includes an inspection to the property including the structure and yard looking for conducive conditions, which harbor mosquitoes. Providing an exterior treatment to shrubbery, plants and around the structure and property will reduce adult populations. As a result tick reductions are a natural byproduct of this service.

Allow Craig Thomas Pest Control to take back your property!  To schedule a freeevaluation contact us today.

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