Mosquito Service

Mosquito Control Service

MosquiVideoto’s are known to carry many infectious diseases which include malaria, West Nile virus, encephalitis, dengue fever, yellow fever and now on the horizon—ZIKA.

With this in mind, Springer Professional Home Services has developed a uniquely designed Integrated Mosquito Management Control Service to help you get your yard back this summer.

Call us for details!   515-262-9229


Mosquito  Facts:

  • IMM

    Water (very damp soil or even in decaying leaves) is necessary for mosquito eggs to hatch into larvae (Wigglers).

  • Only Female adult mosquitoes feed on blood (mammals) for egg-laying.
  • Male and Females mosquitoes both feed on plant/flowers searching for nectar.
  • Females can lay eggs (100-300) every three days.
  • Mosquitoes being cold-blooded, prefer temperatures around 70° – 80°.
  • Mosquitoes are generally more active around dusk and dawn.
  • The beginning of June often marks the unofficial start to mosquito season in Iowa.
  • 40 species of mosquitoes in Iowa.
  • Type O blood types are bitten twice as much as Type A.  Type B is somewhere in the middle.
  • Dark clothing attracts mosquitoes.  Avoid wearing black and navy blue.
  • Pregnant women get bitten twice as often as the rest of us. The body temperature of a pregnant woman is a degree warmer and they exhale 21% more carbon dioxide (CO2), both are known mosquito attractants.



Wear protective clothing

One of the best ways to keep mosquitoes from biting you is to simply cover your skin. Wear your sleeves and pant legs as long as possible to cover as much skin as...
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Eliminate Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes only need a small amount of water to breed. If you can reduce or better yet fulminate standing water this will help significantly. Bird baths, flower pots, and clogged rain gutters are all examples of ideal breeding...
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Resistant Plants

Consider adding plants that repel mosquitoes. Citronella Grass, Catmit, Rosemary, Basil, Lavender and scented  Geraniums are examples of plants that repel...
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