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No, not when used properly. The chemicals we use are approved by both the Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Agriculture and Forestry for control of insect pests. The chemicals can be harmful to some fish species such as koi and goldfish. For more information you can contact our department’s biologists.
Avoid outdoor activity in the early morning and evening hours. Wear long sleeves and pants and use an insect repellent that has been registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends products with either DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) or picaridin (KBR 3023) as the active ingredients. Products with oil of lemon eucalyptus (p-menthane 3, 8-diol) have also been demonstrated to provide protection similar to low concentrations of DEET.
No. You need to call for each inspection and treatment so we can ensure that all the appropriate precautions are met and we have current information on the pest problem.
In Louisiana we have mosquito activity throughout the year. Some species are present primarily during the cooler months.
No. If you have taken the appropriate precautions such as removing your pets, closing the windows and turning off any window unit air-conditioners, we can inspect and treat your residence.
We use synthetic pyrethroid insecticides that are specifically formulated to control flying insect pests such as mosquitoes.
In most cases large canals and ditches are not sites for prolific mosquito breeding. The reason is that these bodies of water typically contain sufficient predator populations, particularly fish, that act to control mosquito breeding. Many mosquito problems around residences are due to mosquitoes breeding in standing water and containers around the home.
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