Navigating Covid-19: In order to keep homes safe throughout this period, Toodaloo Pest Control will remain open, servicing our communities with updated safety protocols, according to new government standards. Toodaloo technicians are committed to eliminating health hazards posed by pests during this time.March 26, 2020
The Fraser Valley is known for its natural beauty, so it is no wonder that residents want to soak up the sun during summer months. For as much as hiking trails, campgrounds and parks might call out to be used, heavy mosquito populations can be enough to keep people indoors! Don’t let biting pests ruin your summer fun when you can have Toodaloo handle your pest problem for you. A proper Abbotsford mosquito control not only treats for adult insects but for larvae and eggs as well. Get rid of pests and keep them gone with a bit of help from our experts.
In general, bugs – especially those of the blood-sucking variety – seem pretty straight forward: they come, they eat, they leave. This might be true at the surface level but there is more to them than just that. Proper pest control services get results by not only treating the pests that you have, but by incorporating custom treatment plans to keep them away. In order to do this, it is important to understand where bugs are breeding, how to treat different stages of life cycles and how to prevent re-infestation.
As a whole, insects and rodents are versatile creatures, able to live just about anywhere. One of the few advantages that humans have over mosquitoes is that they have very specific needs when it comes to breeding and laying eggs. Instead of hiding out in basements like mice or crawling around headboards and mattresses like bed bugs, mosquitoes prefer to stay outside, specifically around stagnant water. In a damp climate, sitting water has practically become part of the landscape but puddles and sitting water can mean trouble for homeowners in Abbotsford. While you might be focused on staying dry, there are mosquitoes laying eggs in these damp areas.
It is true that some species of mosquitoes do not rely on direct contact with water in order to lay their eggs, but they do need access. Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in or around sitting water of any size. Sure, lakes and creeks can be ideal spaces for mosquito larvae to thrive, breeding grounds do not need to be this large. Empty flowerpots, bird baths and even upturned bottle caps can house dozens of these tiny terrors. Tracking and draining these areas go a long way in preventing mosquitoes from taking over your property but it is only the first step to eliminating pest populations overall.
To date, the most common way to treat these pests has been through use of insect repellents, mosquito traps and the ever popular, slap! It might feel satisfying to kill mosquitoes after they have taken a bite out of you, but real results are not that easy. Carbon dioxide baits are becoming more popular but as mosquitoes breed in the hundreds, these can only do so much. The other downside of basic techniques is the introduction of chemicals into your atmosphere. Breathing in aerosol bug spray is never fun and neither is soaking your clothes and skin in foul-smelling chemicals. For residents in Abbotsford, health and safety is a top priority but this should not just apply to repellents.
In addition to leaving behind swollen, itchy bites, adult mosquitoes are known to transmit disease as well. Globally, serious illness is passed through bites but in Canada, West Nile Virus is the main cause for concern. More than annoyances, mosquito bites are a risk to your health and that is why Toodaloo is dedicated to keeping property owners, their guests and clients, safe with environmentally friendly treatment techniques.
Instead of fussing with harsh chemicals, the pest control experts at Toodaloo opt for a combination of natural oils and repellents. Instead of treating insects individually, specialists clear the area by creating an unappealing environment for pest populations. Applied sprays are able to keep bugs at bay for three weeks at a time. This is more than long enough to suit special events, but what about areas that require a more consistent result? Toodaloo services every type of area, from backyards and restaurant patios to golf courses and campgrounds. By re-applying treatments every 14 days, properties are left pest-free and inviting all summer long.
In addition to applications of this eco-friendly pest solution, the staff at Toodaloo offer to inspect properties, searching out any areas for concern. It can be difficult to know what attracts pests to your spaces, so they are often overlooked. By working alongside clients, our team is able to point out areas for concern and help to solve problems throughout your space. Clients are always encouraged to ask questions before, during and after treatment.
Our Toodaloo technicians are fully trained in various methods of pest removal and extermination, capable of handling any job, of any size, professionally and efficiently. Unlike some other pest control companies our removal solutions are environmentally friendly so you know that there are no harmful chemicals being sprayed throughout your home.