Pest Medic Pest Control’s Integrated Mosquito Management program in the Tulsa, OK area is a strategic scientific approach, relying on the latest scientific advances, the time-tested treatment protocol, and the cooperation of our well-educated customers.
Step 1: Mosquito Identification
Different mosquitoes have different habits and times of activity, so proper ID is crucial. With the advantage of our technical training available from our on-staff Board Certified Entomologist,this means proper mosquito ID for you, the customer.
Step 2: Our Free 24-step Property Inspection.
With the documentation form in hand, we work with the homeowner at their property. We examine the exterior of the home, identifying conditions conducive to mosquito breeding and harborage. We review our form with the homeowner, especially identifying areas that need to be addressed. These can be such things as dirty and clogged gutters, water collecting in various areas such as gutter drains, decorative bird baths, dog water bowls, and such. Even potted plants can be an issue.
The first step is to make sure all the mosquito potential hot spots are taken care of. Homeowners should take time to do regular mosquito control maintenance around the house, such as making sure there isn’t stagnant water anywhere. Businesses also need mosquito control solutions in place – they don’t want their customers and employees being swarmed by those little beasts! That’s why it’s important to contact professionals who have the right experience and resources to fight mosquito-borne diseases in your area. With just a few steps, you can help keep your property mosquito-free and enjoy mosquito-free days out in the sun!
Our Unique Approach To Mosquito Management… Not just a Fogging & Spraying Service
Our mosquito control service uses a cooperative effort with the property owner. Our treatment consists of treating the areas adjacent to structures that are conducive to mosquito harborage and breeding. Mosquitos can be active day, evening, and night, depending on the species. The typical treatment is an ultra-low volume aerosol application with materials that kill mosquitoes and provide a residual. This treatment method helps insure thorough coverage on and underneath leaves of shrubs, brush, dense landscape planting, structures, etc. that harbor mosquitoes. Also, application of insect growth regulator materials may be applied to standing water, etc., and areas that are mosquito breeding sites, helping to break the life cycle of mosquito populations.
All these efforts are even more effective in concert with property owners, who are diligent in doing all the things that help prevent mosquito breeding. Also, if they share these tips with their neighbors, the control expand throughout the neighborhood.
No need to guess what steps to take, just request our mosquito management checklist, or contact Pest Medic Pest Control by phone, or text at 918-636-2326.
Our MOSQUITO misting process
Mosquito Misting with residual control materials and insect growth regulators to areas are is the predominant treatment method. Focus of treatment is on areas where adult mosquitoes are at rest, such as under leaves of low-growing plantings, shrubs, bushes, heavy ornamental grasses and ground covers.
In areas where the accumulation of water cannot be prevented or corrected, a larvacide product that inhibits mosquito larval growth may be applied.
Thermacell LIV: ON-DEMAND Mosquito Control
Finally, outdoor mosquito repellency at the push of a button!
Pest Medic is now Tulsa’s premier installation company for the THERMACELL LIV mosquito repellency system!
Thermacell LIV Benefits:
Makes your backyard/patio/outdoor seating area a “mosquito-free dome”
Mosquitoes are repelled at the push of a button
The ultimate in mosquito protection
The perfect add-on to your current mosquito control efforts
Friendly to kids, pets, pollinators. EPA approved.
We’re passionate about helping people just like you get rid of unwanted pest problems. As such, we are proud to be the only pest control company in Tulsa, OK promising excellence in value, service, and trust.
After your pest inspection, we’ll provide you with a quote that makes sense for your budget and unique needs.
We’re not happy unless you are. So if you’re not satisfied with your most recent service, we’ll make it right.
We know you are putting a lot of trust in our hands. So we promise to treat you and your home with respect.
Mosquitoes pose a greater threat to human health and existence than any other animal.* Depending on the species, mosquitoes are known to carry diseases, such as dengue fever, malaria, chukungunya, various forms of encephalitis, yellow fever. They have been associated with humans since the dawn of time. Even blamed to some extent for aiding the fall of the Roman Empire by spreading Malaria. However, in our area these diseases are rare. Our diseases in this area that are of most concern are forms of encephalitis, such as West Nile Virus, which is the most common and significant disease transmitted by mosquitoes in recent history. This disease is usually mild, but complications can occur, and make for a seriously ill patient. Birds are the primary reservoir (yes, mosquitoes bite birds, too!). This disease affects horses, and 40% of horse cases are fatal.
Your dogs are at risk for heartworm from mosquitoes, as well. A mosquito-borne parasite that causes Canine Heartworm Disease, a potentially fatal parasitic worm that infects the hearts of dogs. Prevention of heartworms is best addressed by your veterinarian, but mosquito control can minimize the mosquitoes in your dog’s environment. At least 72 species of mosquitoes can carry this disease.
*Marc Slaff, PhD, Handbook of Pest Control, 10th edition
Mosquito management is challenging, difficult, and should be regarded by customers as abatement, a reduction to a reasonable level. Mosquito elimination is not likely. However, for short periods following treatment, a high degree of control can be achieved. For instance, breeding sites for our most common pest mosquito in Oklahoma, the Asian Tiger Mosquito, can be 100 yards away from your home! All the more reason to work with your neighbors in a concerted effort to reduce mosquito breeding sites and habitats where adults spend time, where possible. Ideally, treatment should hopefully last 2-3 weeks, depending on weather conditions. Wet weather can negatively impact the length of the residual.
All materials used by Pest Medic are EPA approved. However, no pesticide is utterly safe, and must be applied in accordance with the product label. We always choose the materials that strike the best balance between safety and effectiveness, and our service technicians are trained in the use of the application equipment, as well as how to apply pesticides safely. We read and follow the label directions on any pest management product we use. We make every effort to provide all our services in the safest manner for you, your friends and family, and your pets.
Organic/Natural Mosquito Management
Should you prefer an organic/natural mosquito management program, Pest Medic offers a program using only botanical materials. Contact us for detail on this program.