Tired of Mosquitoes Attacking? Get Professional Memphis Mosquito Control Services from Inman-Murphy
If left unattended, mosquito infestations can create a major annoyance for Memphis homeowners. Not only that, mosquitoes are known to carry harmful infectious diseases.
At Inman-Murphy Termite & Pest Control, we understand the issues mosquito infestations can cause. That’s why we offer professional mosquito control services in Memphis to protect your home, your health, and your well-being.
Need mosquito control services for your yard? You can rely on our experienced technicians to handle all of your mosquito control needs. We offer years of experience exterminating mosquitoes and have the resources and products needed to get the job done right.
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Mosquitoes can be difficult to get rid of on your own. With our help, we’ll make sure your mosquito problem is completely taken care of.
Call Inman-Murphy at (901) 388-0852 for a free estimate for mosquito control services in Memphis.
As soon as you realize you have a mosquito issue, don’t delay — Call the experts at Inman-Murphy. Your mosquito problem becomes our top priority. We’ll make sure the issue is resolved quickly and at a price you can afford.
What Are the Warning Signs of a Mosquito Infestation?
A few mosquitoes flying around is normal in the summer months. What’s not normal is when you experience large swarms of mosquitoes in your yard. More mosquitoes in the area will mean an increase in mosquito bites and a higher chance of mosquito-borne diseases. When an infestation occurs, the issue should be taken care of right away before they continue to breed and grow.
Chances are you’ll know right away when you have a mosquito issue on your property. You’ll discover an increase of itchy, red bites on your body and can’t step outside without mosquitoes buzzing near your head.
Again, a few mosquitoes outside can be normal. But if you’re experiencing high numbers of buzzing mosquitoes or bites each time you walk outside your Memphis home, it may be time for mosquito control services.
When Mosquito Infestations Are Common
Mosquito infestations typically occur during warm weather after heavier rains or flooding. Heavy water may wash away the mosquito larvae, but once it dries up, it’s the perfect condition for them to breed.
When thousands of mosquitoes are born at once in puddles or small ponds, natural predators can’t keep up with the demand. This is when mosquito control services become necessary.
Inman-Murphy’s Pest Control technicians are experienced at eliminating mosquito infestations so you can enjoy your yard in peace. Get a free quote today.
Prevent Mosquito Infestations in Your Yard
It’s possible to help prevent mosquito infestations before they start. Use these tips to prepare your yard for the change of seasons when temperatures increase.
Landscaping – Mosquitoes love leafy, shaded areas. Overgrown gardens are more likely to harbor mosquitoes. Yards with ponds or swampy areas are also more likely to attract these unwanted pests. Keep bushes in your yard trimmed back and mow your lawn regularly. Avoid overwatering your lawn and plants to keep mosquitoes from reproducing in your yard.
Eliminate Standing Water – Standing water is the ultimate enemy leading to an increase in mosquito infestations. Ponds or puddles can produce thousands of mosquitoes in just three to seven days. Remove all standing water from your property – big or small.
Talk to Your Neighbor – Maybe the issue isn’t in your yard – it could be in your neighbors. Talk to your neighbor about removing standing water or overgrown bushes to help avoid mosquito infestations. Working together is one of the best ways to eliminate mosquito issues in your area before they start.
Are mosquitoes out of control in your yard? Request a free estimate for mosquito control services from Inman-Murphy.
Frequently Asked Questions about Mosquito Control in Memphis
Learn more about mosquitoes and their habits, including how to keep them away from your property.
Don’t Wait Until Mosquitoes Become a Problem – Get Professional Mosquito Control Services in Memphis
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We’ll send a technician to your home for an assessment and estimate based on your needs. Request your free estimate today.
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Mosquito Control Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the health risks associated with mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes are known to carry various diseases which can spread to humans and pets by their bite. Contrary to some fears, mosquitoes can’t spread HIV/AIDS. Some viruses transmitted by mosquitoes in the United States include West Nile virus, encephalitis, and Dengue fever (in rare cases). They can also transmit heart disease to pets and cause health problems in livestock. Mosquito control can help reduce the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses for humans and pets.
- Why do mosquitoes exist?
While many people question the existence of mosquitoes, they fill important purposes in nature. Mosquitoes are food sources for a variety of creatures. Aquatic animals including fish and frogs enjoy feasting on their eggs and larvae. They’re also nutritious food for flying animals like birds, bats, and dragonflies.
Although fossil records are incomplete, mosquitoes have been known to be around since the Cretaceous Period (about 100 million years ago) in North America. Their ability to adapt has made them extremely successful with upwards of 2,700 species now worldwide.
- Why do mosquitoes feed on blood?
Female mosquitoes feed on blood so their eggs can receive nourishment to mature prior to laying. Males do not suck blood at all. Both male and female mosquitoes feed on plant nectars to get energy.
- How much blood does a mosquito drink?
Female mosquitoes can suck about five millionths (0.000005) of a liter of blood in a single serving. It doesn’t take much to fill up a mosquito even if they drink two to three times their body weight.
In the female’s abdomen, receptors release chemicals which tell her when she’s full. After she gets enough, she’ll look for a safe place to process the meal over the next few hours.
- Why are mosquitoes so attracted to me?
While mosquitoes like some people better than others, the most universally recognized attractant is carbon dioxide. When female mosquitoes sense carbon dioxide from a breath, they typically zigzag within the plume to locate the source. Once near the host, other cues such as body sweat, lactic acid, and body heat draw the mosquito to land. Visual stimuli, such as movement, can also be an attracting factor. Natural repellents include eating garlic and taking vitamin B12.
- Why are mosquitoes getting into my house?
Mosquitoes can enter homes through any portal available. This can include broken screens, attics soffits, bathroom exhaust vents, and chimneys that are not properly covered. A favorite resting spot for female mosquitoes is in garages where they can easily enter the home.
- What is the lifecycle of mosquitoes?
There are four states in the life of a mosquito. Eggs hatch to become larvae. Larvae grow into a pupa. Adult mosquitoes emerge from the mature pupa as it floats at the surface of the water.
- How long to mosquitoes live?
The lifespan of a mosquito can depend on the species, sex, and environmental factors. Males typically live 5-7 days, while adult females live as short as one week or as long as several months. Species that can over-winter in garages, attics, and culvert can live up to six months.
- How many times can a mosquito bite?
A female will continue to bite and draw blood until her abdomen is full. If interrupted, she will fly to the next person until she is full. After feeding, female mosquitoes will rest for 2-3 days before laying her eggs. After laying, she’ll be ready to bite again.
- Why do mosquito bites itch so much?
When mosquitoes bite, they stab two tubes into your skin. One injects an enzyme which stops blood clotting so they can drink your blood, and the other sucks the blood into their body. The saliva from their bite causes an allergic response which is why the skin itches. Female mosquitoes use the flood for protein for their eggs and for nourishment.
- How long do mosquito bites last?
The allergic reaction can vary by person, but bites typically go away within 24 hours or a few days. Topical anti-itch cream or an antihistamine such as Benadryl can help offer relief.
- Why do I hear buzzing in my ear when mosquitoes are nearby?
Mosquito wings can beat 300-600 times per second. Their wings are the buzzing sound you hear just before they land to bite.
- How do mosquitoes reproduce?
After feeding on blood, adult females rest before they lay their eggs in stagnant water. This can include lakes, puddles, bird baths, and other things on a property which can hold small amounts of water such as children’s toys, old tires, flower pots, and buckets.
Adult mosquitoes typically mate within a few days of emerging from the pupa stage. Male mosquitoes form large swarms around dusk and females fly into the swarm to mate. Females can beat their wings up to 500 times per minute, and the males listen for their frequency when looking for a mate.
This cycle repeats itself until the female dies. While females can live longer in captivity, they only live 2-3 weeks in nature. Their lifespan can depend on temperature, humidity, and finding a good blood meal while defending against predators and host defenses.
- Does water control help?
Removing standing water from your property is 95% of the fight against mosquitoes. These pests can breed in as little as a bottle cap of water. Empty flower pots, gutters, and trash cans can hold enough water for mosquitoes to lay their eggs and thrive.
Go through your property and look for items that hold any level of water. If you find water, empty it out and move the item indoors.
- What time of day are mosquitoes most active?
Mosquitoes avoid the heat in the afternoon when temperatures are hot. They hide out under decks and beneath shrubs. At dusk in the spring and summer, mosquitoes are more likely to attack.
- How do I protect children from mosquitoes?
Dress your child in clothing which covers their arms and legs. Cover a crib, stroller, or baby carrier with mosquito netting for protection.
- How do mosquitoes spread West Nile virus?
Around 43 species of mosquitoes have been found to have the West Nile virus in the United States. People can get West Nile from the bite of a mosquito that previously fed on an infected bird. Mosquitoes can’t transmit the virus from one person to another.
Most people don’t have symptoms after contracting West Nile. Some may develop lingering infections which may cause issues years later. Most become immune to the virus and never get a West Nile illness. West Nile symptoms may include a fever, headache, fatigue, eye pain, swollen lymph glands, and a skin rash on the trunk of the body.
- Why should I schedule professional mosquito control services?
At Inman-Murphy, we specialize in mosquito infestations for Memphis residents by providing mosquito control services and finding where they enter your home through broken screens or other entry points.
Our sprays and tools are effective at removing female mosquitoes and keeping them from breeding on your property. Keep in mind, as female mosquitoes are looking for blood, they’re preparing to lay eggs. We’ll stop your mosquito issue before it gets worse.
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We have used Inman-Murphy for termite service since 2001. They have always provided excellent customer service and worked with us around our residents’ schedule. Whether it’s after regular business hours, or on the weekend, they are responsive to our needs with a pleasant attitude.–Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab
Inman Murphy has protected our home and family for years. With their attention to detail, technicians identify potential problems and stop them before they result in costly repairs. From termites to spiders, we know Inman-Murphy’s is there for us.–Doug Force, Homeowner
The Memphis Zoo has been using the services of Inman-Murphy for our pest control needs for over four years. It is important to us that pest control not only be timely and effective, but that it also must be done carefully and safely, so it will pose no threat to our staff, animals, or visitors. We have been very pleased with the service we have received from Inman-Murphy and would recommend them highly.–James B. Jalenak , CAO, Memphis Zoo