You need to really understand mosquito biology to do mosquito control properly. There are a variety of species in the area and they have very different breeding selection sites and life cycles.
Larviciding is the killing of larval mosquitoes, while there are in the water. This is by far the cheapest and most effective way to control mosquitoes. If possible, eliminate or drain breeding sites. Fish can be added to small ponds. If you have a larger, permanent pond, consider stocking it with the rare native California fish, the Sacramento perch. Contact us for information. Tree holes in oak tress are a major breeding site for our springtime mosquitoes, so fill tree holes with sand.
Other or larger bodies of water can be treated with the bio-control agent, Bacillus thuringiensis (bti), if the timing is right. We also use specially-made mosquito oils to suffocate the larvae.
Adulticiding is the application of pesticides to kill adult mosquitoes. Foothill-Sierra Pest Control staff can use pesticides, including a repellent garlic spray if desired, to control adult mosquitoes.
Please contact us for more information on this unique service we provide.