Insect Control Tips

in the Treasure Valley, including Middleton, Star, Eagle, Meridian, Nampa & Surrounding Areas

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How to Keep Mosquitoes Away

When warmer weather arrives in Idaho, so does the number of mosquitoes. Temperatures above 80 degrees create the perfect breeding conditions for these pesky insects, which can lay up to 300 eggs every three days. It takes around 5-7 days for mosquitoes to fully develop into adults. Luckily, there are several steps you can take to minimize their presence on your residential property.

Practice the Three D’s

The Ada County Mosquito Abatement District suggests practicing the 3 D’s:

Drain

Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, so remove any sources of standing water on your property. Check for and empty any water collected in bird baths, flower pots, gutters, or other containers. Even a plastic water bottle cap filled with water can be an environment for mosquitoes. Keep your swimming pool clean and well-maintained, and cover it when not in use.

Dress

Wear light-colored and loose-fitting clothes while spending time outside. In addition, wearing long sleeves and pants can offer extra protection. It is best to avoid dark-colored and tight-fitting clothing as they may attract mosquitoes.

Defend

Use mosquito repellent to prevent bites. Mosquito repellents containing DEET or other EPA-approved ingredients can be effective in repelling mosquitoes. Follow the instructions on the product label and reapply as needed to ensure optimal protection.

Professional mosquito control treatments can effectively manage mosquito infestation so you can enjoy your outdoor spaces. Our mosquito control program includes monthly treatments that offer extended protection throughout the summer. Our licensed technicians are well-equipped to apply mosquito control on large and small properties throughout the Treasure Valley.

Learn more about how we can provide long-lasting and effective mosquito control for your home or business.

You can follow your local abatement district on social media for service updates, facts, and helpful tips.

Both Ada and Canyon County abatement districts offer an abatement service request on their websites. If you notice a lot of mosquitoes in your area, you can submit a request for them to come fog your neighborhood.

Visit these links to learn more and to send a request:

Ada County Mosquito Abatement District

Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District

Create Inviting and Safe Pest-Free Outdoor Spaces

A well-maintained and clean property offers more than just aesthetic appeal. It provides a safe environment with minimized pest risks, ideal for social gatherings, recreation, and relaxation. Here are some helpful tips you can do to reduce pests and spiders around your home:

  • Keep porches, windows, door frames, and other areas around your home clear of dirt, debris, clutter, and unsightly cobwebs and insect nests. In addition to providing a tidy and beautiful outdoor space, it removes hiding spots for pests and discourages insects from making themselves at home.
  • Trim overgrown shrubs and trees near your home to prevent spiders and insects from using them as pathways to access your living spaces.

At Zing Services, we offer two excellent programs to help home and business owners maintain tidy and beautiful outdoor spaces:

Perimeter Pest Control

Our professional service creates a safe barrier against insects by applying targeted liquid and granular treatments around your home. We also remove cobwebs and wasp nests.

Window Cleaning

Our professional window cleaning services ensure your windows, window sills, and window screens are clean and spotless, effectively removing any potential insect nesting sites or attractants and discouraging pests from lingering around your home or business.

Learn more about how our effective perimeter pest control can minimize insects living in and around your property.

Discover the benefits of our affordable window cleaning services, designed to keep your views clean and clear while creating an inviting atmosphere in your home.

Lawn Insect Infestations: Signs to Watch Out For

If you’re a homeowner, you’ve probably spent a lot of time and effort maintaining a healthy lawn. Unfortunately, there are several insects in the Treasure Valley that can quickly damage or kill your lawn. Identifying the signs of an insect infestation can help you take action before it’s too late.

Brown Patches

If you notice brown patches of dead grass in your lawn, it could be a sign of insect infestation. Chinch bugs, sod webworms, and armyworms are just a few insects that can cause brown patches in your lawn. These insects feed on the grass blades and stems, causing them to wilt and die. If left unchecked, they will continue to spread throughout your lawn.

Yellowing Grass

Yellowing grass can be a few different lawn problems, including a lack of nutrients or improper watering. However, it can also be a sign of insect damage. Grubs are the most common culprit of yellowing grass. These beetle larvae feed on the roots of the grass, causing them to become weak and discolored.

Lawn Damage Similar to Drought

Billbugs can cause damage to lawns that look similar to the signs of drought stress. These insects feed on the stems of the grass, causing it to turn brown and wilt. Brown patches surrounded by healthy green grass may indicate a billbug infestation.

If you notice any of these signs in your lawn, act quickly to prevent further damage. Give us a call at 208-585-9400 to schedule a visit from one of our licensed lawn experts who will diagnose and treat the problem.

Learn more about how our effective lawn insect control can improve the health and beauty of your lawn.

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Our professionals at Zing Services have been providing top-notch pest control services to commercial, residential, and HOA property owners since 2010. We have the experience, skills, and tools needed to keep your property free of a variety of different pests. We serve communities throughout the Treasure Valley, including Middleton, Star, Eagle, Meridian, and Nampa. Give us a call today at 208-585-9400 to schedule any of our pest control services. We look forward to working with you to help you get the pest-free property that you deserve.