Mosquito, Tick, & Flea Control Programs
Vogelsang Pest Management in St. Louis County offers programs to control mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks on your property so you can enjoy the beautiful outdoors with your family, friends, and pets. Everyone is aware of how annoying and uncomfortable bites from these buggers can be, but the real danger is in the diseases they spread. West Nile virus and Lyme disease pose significant health risks for humans and pets, so protecting yourself where you spend a lot of time outdoors is critical.
What Attracts Mosquitoes, Ticks, & Fleas?
Limiting mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas from invading your backyard or an outdoor recreation area starts with understanding what attracts them and the kinds of habitats they’re seeking. It varies from insect to insect.
- Mosquitoes – Standing water is one of the biggest attractions for mosquitoes because mosquito larvae and pupae live in water with little or no flow. Limiting these types of environments, such as buckets filled with water, birdbaths, or puddle water from rain, is vital.
- Ticks – Ticks prefer moist, shady areas. They often hide among tall grass that can’t dry out quickly, in piles of leaves, and under logs and branches.
- Fleas – Similar to ticks, fleas prefer areas that are shady, moist, and humid. Keeping property free of fallen debris, leaf piles, and overgrown plants is important to limit fleas.
Enjoy the Outdoors Without Worrying About Pests
When the temperatures rise and the days get longer, it’s a nice change from colder weather to enjoy time outdoors. Don’t let mosquitoes, ticks, or fleas ruin your enjoyable moments and have you scurrying for the bug spray. With more than 30 years of experience, Vogelsang Pest Management has effective applications to clear away these insects. We can prevent them from returning with our periodic visits to provide you with worry-free outdoor leisure time. Contact our family-owned business today to learn how we can make your days and nights outdoors more enjoyable this summer.