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Having mosquitoes and other pests invade your home is an unpleasant experience. They can ruin an otherwise perfect backyard barbecue or pool party. Not only that, but mosquitoes also transmit various viruses and diseases such as malaria and West Nile Virus. Pest control can help keep these dangerous insects out of your home and protect you and your family from mosquito-borne diseases.

Different homeowners deal with the pests in their homes differently. For example, some decide to hire professional pest control services while others attempt to handle the problem themselves. The choice depends on various factors, such as the size of the infestation. Read on to know why hiring experts is better than doing the job yourself.


DIY pest control requires you to buy and prepare chemicals before spraying them around your house. You should also know how to store them safely. This process can be inconvenient for a homeowner, as it requires research, time and effort.

On the contrary, hiring a pest control professional is a hassle-free way you to get rid of the mosquitos on your property. They will also bring the right products and equipment and carry them away after the process. Another benefit of hiring these experts is that they will use the products correctly and effectively.


Most mosquito control products contain dangerous chemicals that may cause severe damage if mishandled. Applying or spraying these products may pose a safety risk to yourself, your family. Children or pets may accidentally access these products if they’re not stored safely.

Hiring a professional significantly reduces the risk of exposing your family to these potentially dangerous chemicals.


When treating for mosquitoes, it’s important to consider the size of the area to be treated. It’s not uncommon for do-it-yourselfers will underestimate the amount of chemical needed to properly cover their yard and run out of product before fully treating their property.  Hiring a professional will eliminate this problem since they will do a full assessment and come up with the best solutions prior to starting the job.

Also, professional-grade insecticides are more potent than chemicals available to homeowners and will remain effective for much longer. Professionals will rotate the chemicals used throughout the year, preventing the insects from becoming resistant to the chemical. Details that the average homeowner won’t be aware of.

Applying pesticides yourself can cause health concerns and lead to over-application of the products. However, professional pest control technicians study your home, determine the cause of the mosquito infestation, and design a plan to make your property mosquito-free.

This detailed plan will match your home’s design and surroundings. Additionally, the professionals will follow up in the future to ensure that you and your kids or pets are still safe.

At Killum, we know how intense the mosquito problem can be here in the South. We offer a few mosquito-control plans for families in the area.  Our traditional mosquito treatment is similar to other pest control methods where we come in and treat the property every 30 days.


We also offer a more advanced option with our Mistaway system.  The MistAway mosquito control system automatically sprays a very fine mist of botanical insecticide through a series of discreet mosquito misting nozzles installed on your property.

Contact Killum at 281-297-9993 to get an assessment for mosquito control today!