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
Metro Vancouver is known for its natural beauty and wildlife but not many people are fans of pest populations in the area. When being outdoors becomes a nuisance, mosquitoes are likely to blame. These buzzing bugs are known to terrorize homeowners all across Canada but this doesn’t have to be the case! Instead of learning to live with mosquito bites, the staff at Toodaloo have come with a system that works! Our Maple Ridge mosquito control programs target these insects with natural repellents, keeping environments safe and pests out.
There is hardly a place in B.C that is naturally free of these biting insects. Spotting an odd pest here or there is normal but when mosquito populations begin to skyrocket, there is likely something that is drawing them to your property. The most obvious attractant for these bugs is a nice, juicy blood meal but there are other factors to consider. From egg to adult, water is important at every stage of the life cycle. Depending on the species of mosquitoes surrounding your property, eggs are laid either directly in or near stagnant water. Far from needing a creek or puddle to do this, even the smallest areas can be breeding grounds for these insects. It might not seem like it, but something as small as a flowerpot or bird bath that hasn’t been emptied can mean the difference between one mosquito and one hundred of them.
Much like other pests, female mosquitoes breed in the hundreds. Adult mosquitoes are easy to spot (and hear!) but in early stages, they are nearly impossible to track down. Mosquito larvae grow in standing water, waiting until they are large enough to feed themselves before venturing out into the wider world. It might be possible to squish and kill mosquitoes here and there, but it is not an effective way to treat an infestation. In an environment where mosquito season can last half the year, basic insect repellents and mosquito traps are a dime a dozen, but these are not effective control methods. When you want the best results, look no further than the local experts at Toodaloo.
More than just being an annoyance, mosquitoes are known to transmit disease. In addition to red, swollen bites, these pests are known to spread disease like West Nile Virus. This is bad enough around homes and storefronts but it is even worse for campgrounds and event spaces. There is nothing worse than cuddling up around a campfire only to have loud buzzing and irritating insects ruining your good time. Instead of letting infestations wreck weddings or ruining golf games or sporting events. Treating pests one by one might make you feel better but the Toodaloo team treats widespread areas for widespread results.
When you want to prevent mosquitoes laying eggs, you have to stop them from planting roots around your property. The best approach for this, is a proactive one. Many homeowners prefer a natural approach, but in the past, these have not always been the most effective. Common traps and baits put carbon dioxide to use, luring insects into a trap while other naturally sourced elements, like bacillus thuringiensis are applied to surrounding areas. Instead of fussing around with subpar treatments, our specialists combine essential oils and other natural repellents to drive bugs away before they can get comfortable.
Combining natural treatments, technical knowledge and proper inspections, no one gets better results than a Toodaloo technician. Outdoor areas are sprayed with a compound of natural oils and repellents, forcing mosquitoes to turn tail and run. These sprays are known to last up to three weeks, but instead of waiting for the clock to run out, our specialists reapply sprays after 14 days in order to keep pests away. This makes treatments ideal for one-time events, as well as recurring use. By providing cost-effective treatment methods, our Maple Ridge mosquito control is able to boot bugs from areas large and small.
In addition to treating areas with sprays, our specialists work with clients to survey properties, identifying any problem areas. By eliminating standing water, pests have less of an incentive to make their home in the areas surrounding your space. Choosing local services means having someone who is knowledgeable and well-versed in all the issues facing your property. Every member of the Toodaloo team is local to your area, which means clients can expect timely service and access to information and resources, like after-care and helpful tips.
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.