Nothing puts a damper on a good barbecue or outdoor party like mosquitoes.
Once considered a mere nuisance, today many researchers and epidemiologists consider this bug to be the most dangerous insect in the world. Mosquitoes are vectors for a wide variety of serious and sometimes deadly diseases. West Nile virus, malaria, encephalitis, and yellow fever to name a few. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “the number of mosquito-borne disease cases are growing in this country”. Mosquitoes are generally active from April through September, but our recent mild winters have allowed mosquitoes to be active much as early as March and stay around as late as early December. Many generations of mosquitoes can be created from a single male and female in just one season.
Mosquitoes are experts at finding people to bite.
Our Elite technicians are experts at killing them.
At Elite, we use a 4 step process to eliminate as many mosquitoes in your area as possible.
Step One: Inspection
We inspect your property for any area or object that is likely to hold water. Rain barrels, old tires, bird baths, buckets, cans, toys, bottles, tree holes and clogged gutters are examples of such type areas. Some species will place their eggs in areas that are likely to get flooded periodically like natural depressions, seasonal wetlands, drainage ditches and other low lying areas.
Step Two: Reduce Breeding Sites
Wherever possible, breeding sites should be eliminated. Your Elite technician will help identify, and in some cases, help eliminate breeding sites. Homeowners can clean gutters, eliminate objects that hold water, and create drainage in areas that collect standing water. We will review our findings with the homeowner and ask for their cooperation in monitoring these areas.
Step Three: Larval Control
Your Elite technician will then selectively place products that interfere with the development of the aquatic life stages of the mosquito. These products are placed in areas that are either holding water or will likely hold water after a rain. They are not harmful to fish, waterfowl, pets or humans when used according to label directions.
Step Four: Adult Mosquito Control
Mosquitoes prefer to rest in protected sites during the day. Yards with lots of trees, shrubs and dense vegetation or properties adjoining such areas, can have a large mosquito population. To help to reduce the levels of biting mosquitoes, a residual treatment is applied.
Elite Pest is proud to be the only Fort Smith Member of The American Mosquito Control Association.
For the best protection, April through September service is recommended, every 3 weeks.
We will call to remind you in advance of an upcoming service and leave you notice that we’ve been there. You don’t even need to be at home during the application. However, you do have to have any pets indoors during the service.
Elite’s mosquito service protects your family and pets from the danger and nuisance of mosquitoes by focusing on the areas or your yard where mosquitoes are most likely to feed and harbor.
Effective mosquito control for all your outdoor events.
Have a wedding, birthday party, pool party, graduation or other outdoor event coming up?
Don’t let those pesky, biting mosquitoes ruin your special day. Our special events treatment will help keep mosquitoes off your guest list.
About 24-48 hours prior to your scheduled event, we’ll apply a mosquito treatment that includes extra protection against biting, stinging insects. It’s exactly what you need for a perfect party:
- Elite’s mosquito service will greatly reduces the number of mosquitoes that might otherwise bite guests or hover around food and festivities.
- Dries in 30-45 minutes and leaves no odor or visible residue.
- Our service is performed before any food or dinnerware arrives.
- Provides protection day and night through your event and even for several days after the guests are gone.
We do require 3-5 days notice to schedule a special event treatment to insure a thorough treatment has been completed before any equipment, seating or tables are delivered.