Clean Air Mosquito Control Dothan provides natural pest control to residential and small business customers in the Dothan, Enterprise and Fort Rucker areas in Alabama. Our mosquito and tick control methods are effective and safe for you, your family and your pets.
Lone star ticks, deer ticks, and American dog ticks are the most common tick species in Alabama. The most common tick-borne illnesses in Alabama are RMSF, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, rickettsiosis, and Lyme disease. They find their hosts by sensing animals’ breath, odor, heat, vibrations, or shadows.
If you find a tick on your body a pet or other person, you can have it tested to see if it’s a carrier for serious disease, but this can be costly and stressful while you wait for results. You’re better off preventing ticks from thriving and attaching in the first place.
The State of Alabama offers great information about ticks in our state, along with facts and resources about these potentially serious arachnids. With Lyme disease on the rise along with the most common tick-born disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, jumping from 79 cases in 2011 to 453 in 2016, it is important to stay protected.
There are 60 different mosquito species in Alabama. With mosquito season starting as early as February-April and ending Mid-October or Early November, it’s a long season. While mosquitos may not completely die off, once the temps drop to around 50 degrees, there will be a great drop until the next season starts.
Mosquitos aren’t just annoying, they can be dangerous carriers of many serious diseases. The Asian tiger mosquito is very common in Alabama and is one that carries a number of mosquito-born illnesses to include Eastern Equine Encephalitis (affect humans as well as horses), West Nile virus, dengue fever, and is the primary vector for Chikungunya.
To check current stats of reported mosquito-born disease, check with Alabama Public Health.
Traditional pest control chemicals have the potential to harm humans and animals. While they kill the targeted bugs, they can also kill much-needed pollinators like honey bees and even birds and fish. These highly toxic chemicals can cause a host of dangerous problems and illnesses, from skin burns to cancer, with many others in between.
The other challenge of traditional chemicals in mosquito and tick control is pest resilience and adaptation. Over time, bugs adapt to the chemicals we use on them, making them less and less effective because they develop a resistance. Eventually, conventional treatments don’t work as well, but continue to be a threat to us.
Natural pest control is a better, more effective solution for the environment, the ecosystem, and for endangered pollinators like honey bees. These products are also better for the people who live and work around treatment areas.
It is possible to reduce and eliminate dangerous ticks and mosquitos in your yard and enjoy a beautiful, safe lawn and garden!
While we focus on mosquitos and ticks, our Dothan Mosquito Control product’s main base is cedar wood and garlic. The oil in cedarwood is also a natural repellent for cockroaches, termites, beetles, fleas, silverfish, flies moths and ants. Garlic will also help keep bunnies away from your garden while repelling slugs, aphids, whiteflies, ticks, fleas, moles, Japanese beetles and more. This works on the natural repellant instinct in the bug—it isn’t something they adapt to over time.
Natural mosquito and tick control is both safe and effective. If you’re also looking for organic lawn care, visit Clean Air Lawn Care to learn more.
If you are in the Dothan or Enterprise area and want a safer, natural service to help control ticks and mosquitos in your yard, contact us today for a free quote.