Mosquito Repellent Biddeford ME

Local resource for mosquito repellant in Biddeford, ME. Includes detailed information on local garden supply stores that give access to DEET repellent, citronella candles, aerosol insect repellent, and personal insect repellant, as well as advice and content on preventing mosquito-born diseases and preventing mosquito bites.

Sterling Insect & Pest Control
(800) 854-2847
643 B Main St
Gorham, ME
 
Orkin - Branch #307
(877) 250-1652
3743 Old Georgetown Rd
Portland, ME
Services
Termite Control,Pest Control

Advantage Pest Contol, Inc
(207) 774-0457
P.O Box 6335
Scarborough, ME
Alternate Phone Number
207-774-0457
Services
Controlling Carpenter Ants, Bedbugs,Ticks, Fleas, Mice, Rats, Squirrels, Bats, Hornets, Bees, Earwigs, Silverfish, Clover Mites, Indian Meal Moths, and many other pests. Advantage installs insulation for attic and crawal spaces, cleans gutters, intalls gutter protection systems, Removes bats, performs clean-up of waste left behind animals in attics, basements and crawl spaces, installs moisture barriers for crawl spaces and is southern Maine's leading full service pest control company.

Modern Pest Services
(207) 772-0012
Portland, ME
 
NaturaLawn of America, Bangor
(866) 992-2244
PO Box 308
Hampden, ME
 
Orkin - Branch #989
(877) 250-1652
960 Riverside St
Portland, ME
Services
Termite Control,Pest Control

Atlantic Pest Solutions
(207) 985-7716
PO BOX F
Kennebunkport, ME
Alternate Phone Number
800-439-7716

Liberty Pest Control
(207) 499-2847
147 Goodwins Mills Rd
Lyman, ME

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NaturaLawn of America, Portland
(207) 721-0600
PO Box 335
Topsham, ME
 
Sterling Insect & Pest Control
(800) 854-2847
643 B Main St
Gorham, ME
 
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Mosquito Control | Avoid bites with mosquito repellent and control products

Avoid bites with mosquito repellent and control products

Mosquitoes are not just annoying insects, buzzing around the family barbecue in the early evening. These common pests can be dangerous - spreading diseases, some of which may be quite harmful and even fatal to humans. However, you can protect yourself from mosquitoes and the potential diseases they carry through a variety of mosquito control products and natural remedies that lead to insect protection.

Natural Mosquito Control

You can exhibit some mosquito control in your yard without applying a chemical mosquito repellent or buying a fancy mosquito control device. Make sure there are no standing water sources in your yard. This includes plastic swimming pools , bird baths and decorative fountains . If you have any of these items in your yard, change the water frequently — at least once a week. Standing water can also be found in gutters, eaves troughs or items left outside. Make sure gutters drain well, and bring in anything that collects water but doesn't need to be outside.

When planning your landscape design , consider planting marigolds. They are a natural insect repellent. Similarly, Thai lemon grass can be planted to repel mosquitoes, or the stalk can be applied directly to the skin to leave behind its oil, which is more effective than citronella. Oil of eucalyptus at 30 percent concentration has shown to be one of the most useful home remedies for mosquito control. It can act a natural mosquito repellent for up to two hours.

Mosquito Control Traps

One way to control the mosquito population in your area is by poisoning and killing the larvae. The chemical methoprene is commonly used to interfere with natural growth hormones in mosquitoes, preventing them from maturing. Methoprene is commercially available in a time-release briquette form, but it is toxic to other animals, as well.

Most mosquito control traps target the adults in the population. For instance, commercially available pheromone-based mosquito control devices are typically nontoxic and safe around children and animals. There are also propane-burning devices that emit carbon dioxide and a chemical attractant to draw in adult mosquitoes and capture them in a container, where they dehydrate and die.

A similar device doesn't use the propane, but does use the carbon dioxide, sugary scents and the pheromone attractant to collect females. These devices are available in cordless, rechargeable versions, but, in genera...

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