How many seasons have you purchased sprays, citronella torches or candles, and bug zappers, only to still get eaten alive by mosquitos every time you step outside?

Mosquito control treatments protect you, your family and your guests from deadly illnesses. While a mosquito bite may seem like just a nuisance, it can also bring you in contact with diseases like the West Nile virus and Zika virus. Who wants to take that chance?

Your best defense against mosquito’s and ticks this season is Linnemann Lawn Care and Landscapes Mosquito Control Treatment – here’s why:

What Happens When A Mosquito Bites You

Mosquitoes use a special nose like mouthpart to pierce your skin and drink your blood. While feeding on your blood, it injects its saliva into your skin. Resulting in a red, swelling itchy patch and/or bump.

Now for the average person, this may stop there. But for those with immune system disorders or that haven’t been exposed to that specific species, it could result in an allergic reaction. Which means you could be spending time in the doctors office, urgent care or ER.

Learn more about the science behind mosquito bites.

What Attracts Mosquitoes

While there are many theories about why a mosquito is attracted to one person more than another, a basic common theory is carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide output is a mosquito magnet, drawing in mosquitoes from up to 115 feet. Other researched theories are body odors, visual stimuli, and food intake.

No matter the science, if you are the one it’s most attracted to, you are not going to have a pleasant summer.

Why Do Mosquitoes Feed On Blood

Contrary to popular belief, not all mosquitoes feed on blood for nourishment. Female mosquitoes consume blood to help their eggs mature prior to laying, while male mosquitos only bite.

The amount of blood that female mosquitoes consumes per bite ranges from 0.001 to 0.01 milliliter. The other sources of food for both male and female mosquitoes are plant nectars – same as bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, flies, and beetles.

Now that you know what happens when mosquitos bite, how they are attracted to you and what all their diet consists of, it’s time to put a stop to them in your yard this season.

Here’s what you need to know before you say yes to Linnemann Lawn Care and Landscaping's Mosquito Control Treatment program:

Nontoxic for Children, Pets & Wildlife

The primary ingredient in the product used is the same ingredient that can be found in flea and tick shampoos, therefore, it is nontoxic to children, pets and wildlife. Now, as an extra safety precaution, we do recommend waiting up to 30 minutes before sending children or pets back outside. This way the product has time to dry and adhere to the foliage.

Our mosquito control specialists are trained to avoid blooming plants and foliage for pollinators. It’s worth noting that if you are a beekeeper or have any areas within your yard you would like us to avoid, let us know.

How Long Does It Take Treatments To Work

While the first treatment will eliminate most adult mosquitoes immediately, it can take more than one treatment to get the full effect. Several of our clients have reported a mosquito-free yard after the first treatment, with maximum control occurring after the second or third treatment.

Do I Only Need Treatments In Warmer Months

For the best possible mosquito control on your property, it is recommended that treatments begin in the Spring (typically May) and continue into the Fall (typically October). Eggs laid by adult mosquitoes can survive colder months, so treatments are recommended for spring, summer, and fall to best control mosquito populations.

At Linnemann Lawn Care and Landscape we are committed to providing you with the best mosquito control possible for your yard so you, your family and guests can enjoy the great outdoors. Don’t go another season inside to avoid being bitten or having an allergic reaction. Join our Mosquito Treatment Program and take back control of your summer!