Homeowners in need of pest control in Santa Clarita can hear from an expert giving his opinion on professionally-installed mosquito buckets, as well as store-bought fly bags.
Store-bought fly bags usually attract more flies than they trap, according to Cardon Ellis of Unipest, who does not generally recommend them as a result.
“I actually think your problem gets worse if you put out those store-bought bags,” Ellis said, explaining that a hormone is placed inside the bags that is designed to lure flies in.
“It smells horrible,” Ellis said. “Plus it confuses the flies, because they don’t know exactly where the smell is coming from. They just know the general area, so I swear, for every one that you trap, you’ve attracted about 20.”
When it comes to mosquito buckets installed by a pro, Ellis said that this new mosquito control method appears to be quite effective.
The buckets contain a natural, predatory fungus in standing water, and are buried in the yard to attract mosquitoes. The mosquitoes land in the fungus and bring it with them afterward.
“It’s so light, it doesn’t kill them for the next two or three days, and they’ll actually transfer it as they feed and they groom,” Ellis said. “They’ll get other mosquitoes infected, and then, boom, you actually eliminate the mosquito problem around your house.”
The mosquito buckets are pet-friendly, kid-friendly and eco-friendly, according to Ellis.
“The science behind mosquito control is amazing now,” he said. “Right now we’re putting out a lot of mosquito buckets.”
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