Tick & Mosquito Control Services In DC, MD & Northern VA
Miche Pest Control is a family-owned, and operated pest control company that provides pest control in Washington DC, pest control in Maryland, and pest control in Northern Virginia to get rid of ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes for residential and commercial properties. Our expert technicians get rid of mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas fast using a combination of highly effective treatments and use larvicide applications to keep them from coming back once they've been eliminated. Miche Pest Control has a 4.9-star rating and over 1,000 reviews online - give us a call today!
Monthly Tick, Flea & Mosquito Control Services
Miche Pest Control provides tick, flea, and mosquito control services in Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. We get rid of ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes fast by combining yard fogging with larvicide applications, using high quality products for lasting protection from these biting pests outside. Included in each tick, flea, and mosquito control service from Miche Pest Control:
- Yard Fogging For Fast Relief From Ticks, Fleas, And Mosquitoes
- Larvicide Applications To Keep Them From Coming Back
- High Quality Products For Lasting Protection, Rain Or Shine
Not only does this cover mosquitoes, but it also works on ticks and fleas outside. We use products that are registered with the EPA, and labeled for use around homes, hospitals, day cares, and pet kennels. The first service gets rid of any existing mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas, and immediately starts working to keep them from coming back after they've been eliminated. Three to four weeks later, once the products break down and eggs start hatching, ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes usually come back - that's why we do eight services per year, and more if you need. If you're having issues with covered pests in between regular services, just let us know and as needed, we'll go back out in between services at no extra cost.
Mosquito Control Services In DC, MD & Northern VA
There are several types of mosquitoes in Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. There are mosquitoes that can bite during the day or night, and at dawn or dusk, depending on the specific species. Because mosquitoes are frequently found tucked inside vegetation like plants and grass, or in other dark, sheltered places during daylight hours, Miche Pest Control technicians don't just treat the perimeter and foliage of your property; we also fog the grassy areas and other places where mosquitoes can hide to get rid of mosquitoes fast, and use larvicide applications to break mosquito life cycles, keeping the immature mosquitoes from becoming biting, adult mosquitoes.
Tick Control Services In DC, MD & Northern VA
There are multiple species of ticks in Washington DC, Maryland & Northern Virginia, each capable of carrying and spreading a range of tick-borne illnesses in people and pets. Ticks are parasites that feed multiple times throughout their multi-year life cycle, picking up diseases from their first hosts, then spreading the same diseases to other hosts later in their lifetime. Tick populations are most often found in wooded and grassy areas, but can be found in urban areas and on beaches. Miche Pest Control technicians don't just treat the perimeter and foliage of your property; we also fog the grassy areas and treat the other places where ticks can hide to get rid of ticks fast, and use larvicide applications to break tick life cycles, keeping the immature ticks from maturing properly and laying eggs.
Flea Control Services In DC, MD & Northern VA
Fleas can be a problem, since they're capable of infesting areas both inside and outside in Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia, due to the humid, sub-tropical climate. Fleas are biting parasites that prefer the blood of pets to people, but are very capable of inflicting their painful bites on people, typically around the ankles. Fleas can live in tall grass, sand, and debris - anywhere they can find shade and humidity. Flea larvae are typically found in the dark, moist areas that pets often use to escape the sun during the summer. Miche Pest Control technicians don't just treat the perimeter and foliage of your property; we also fog the grassy areas and treat the other places where fleas can hide to get rid of fleas fast, and use larvicide applications to break flea life cycles, keeping the immature fleas from maturing into biting, adult pests.
When Are Mosquitoes Active In Washington DC, Maryland & Northern VA?
Mosquitoes can be active year round, especially in urban areas, but are most commonly encountered during the warmer months of the year, when the air temperature exceeds 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Depending on the species, they may hibernate through the winter as adults, or as eggs in “diapause.” When temperatures start to rise and rain picks back up in the spring, adult mosquitoes (depending on the species) and eggs in diapause pick up right where they left off. Urban areas like Washington DC can often remain warmer for longer, and some species of mosquitoes have been known to remain active year-round in Washington DC, but in most of Maryland and Northern Virginia, mosquito season starts in mid to late March, and ends in early to mid October.
Ticks, Fleas & Mosquitoes In DC, MD & VA Spread (Vector) Diseases
According to the CDC, almost everyone has been bitten by a mosquito, tick, or flea. Vectors can be anything that spread pathogens. Any person who gets bitten by a vector, then gets sick due to that bite has a vector-borne disease. Some vector-borne diseases have been around for thousands of years (plague, for example, was vectored by fleas); others were discovered more recently. Here are some diseases that can be spread by ticks and mosquitoes:
What Diseases Can Ticks Transmit (Vector)?
Ticks can be infected with bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Ticks in the United States are known to spread a wide variety of diseases, including:
What Diseases Can Mosquitoes Transmit (Vector)?
Mosquitoes are responsible for over 1,000,000 human deaths per year worldwide. Mosquitoes are known to vector a wide variety of diseases, including:
Canine Heartworm (Dirofliariasis)
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
La Crosse Encephalitis
St. Louis Encephalitis
West Nile Virus
“A disease threat anywhere in the world may be just a plane ride away.”
- Dr. Tom Frieden
What's Included In Each Service?
Yard Fogging: Kills Mosquitoes, Ticks & Fleas Fast
The best way to get relief from mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas on your property fast is to treat the bushes, trees, shrubs, and grassy areas of your yard with something that will eliminate the biting stages of these pests, fast. Our technicians provide a comprehensive service that allows for fast results.
Residual Control: Lasts 3 to 4 Weeks
We use products that are registered with the EPA, and labeled for use in yards, and around homes, hospitals, day cares, and pet kennels. We use high quality products that provide lasting protection from mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks, no matter the weather - rain or shine.
Larvicides: Control Immature Mosquitoes, Ticks & Fleas
No approach to getting rid of biting pests is complete without incorporating some method of preventing them from coming back. Larvicides effectively break the life cycles of mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas by keeping their immature stages from reaching adulthood.
Free Reservices (As Needed)
Three to four weeks after each service, ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes usually come back - that's why we do eight services per year, and more if you need. If you're having issues with covered pests in between regular services, just let us know and as needed, we'll go back out in between services at no extra cost.
What Can Homeowners In DC, MD & VA Do To Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Sites On Their Property?
- Check weekly for any containers that have filled with water.
- Remove or recycle containers holding water.
- Cover containers you plan on keeping to keep water out.
- Make sure gutters are draining properly and free of standing water.
- Replace the water in birdbaths at least once per week.
- Keep fish that will eat mosquito larvae in water gardens.
- Examine trees for holes that may hold water.
- Fill water-containing tree holes with sealant.
- Check the roof for standing water, especially if you have a flat roof.
- Get rid of old tires.
- Ensure grassy areas have proper drainage.
Protect Your Home Or Business With The Help Of Miche Pest Control's Professional Mosquito Control Services
Mosquitoes are common in Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Whether it’s tiger mosquitoes during the daytime, woodland mosquitoes at dusk, or one of the multitude of other mosquito species in our area, most people have encountered more mosquitoes than they would like. If you’re looking for professional mosquito control services in DC, Maryland or Northern Virginia, you’ve come to the right place.
Whether you’re looking for mosquito control for your home or business, Miche Pest Control can help. Serving Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia, we provide unparalleled professional mosquito control. As a family owned and operated pest control company, we would love the opportunity to earn your trust, not just for today, but for years to come. Give us a call today!
Frequently Asked Questions
How to control mosquitoes?
When it comes to mosquitoes, the only solution homeowners can take is to call a professional for help. Mosquitoes are practically impossible to get rid of due to the high heat and humidity around Maryland and D.C. in the summer. If mosquitoes are making your yard miserable, contact Miche Pest Control for lasting protection to get them gone for good.
Can pest control get rid of mosquitoes?
While no single-service treatment can ever completely eliminate mosquitoes from your property for good, an ongoing mosquito control program from Miche Pest Control can stop an infestation from ever developing. With our combination of fogging and larvicide treatment methods, there is no mosquito problem too large for us to handle.
How to control mosquitoes in the yard?
Mosquitoes are most attracted to homes with a high presence of stagnant water around. With that in mind, as a homeowner, your first step should be to remove any sources of standing water around your property and fix any moisture problems that might be causing them. After this crucial step, the best solution is still to call a professional for ongoing treatment.
Do mosquito control services work?
Yes. In fact, when it comes to mosquitoes, professional mosquito control is the only certain way to eliminate mosquitoes and keep them from coming back. Contact us today for more information about how our ongoing mosquito management programs can eliminate mosquitoes from your property for good.
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