Mosquito, Flea, and Grub Control

Mosquito Control in Knoxville

Today, mosquitos can be more than just a nuisance. They carry diseases that can make both you and your pets sick. Emerald Island Lawn Service offers a proactive approach to controlling mosquitos throughout your yard.

Our exclusive, full-season Mosquito Control Program for the Knoxville area includes six service treatments beginning in April, running through September. Better yet, it eliminates annoying and disease-carrying fleas and ticks from your property.

Mosquitos are a nuisance, and most everyone has felt the sting and itch from a mosquito bite. They can also carry many different forms of disease.

Common Mosquito Diseases

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West Nile Virus

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, West Nile Virus (WNV) is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. At this time, there are no medications to treat or vaccines to prevent the disease. West Nile Virus can cause inflammation of the brain, or inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord. While most infected people develop no signs or symptoms at all, it can cause fever, headache, body aches, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, and skin rashes.

Zika Virus

Zika Virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. It can also be transferred from a pregnant woman to her unborn fetus. At this time, there is no cure or vaccine for the Zika virus. Common symptoms of Zika virus include fever, headache, joint pain, muscle pain, and red eyes. Zika infection during pregnancy can cause congenital disabilities.

Diseases Carried by Flea and Ticks

Fleas and ticks are highly underestimated parasites that carry dangerous diseases for both you and your pets. These include:

  • Tapeworms: Fleas can carry tapeworms that can be ingested by cats, dogs, and even infants
  • Allergies: Flea fecal matter and saliva can cause allergic reactions in both animals and humans
  • Murine Typhus: Fleas contract this disease by biting infected rats. Symptoms in humans include body aches, fever, and nausea
  • Lyme Disease: Human symptoms include developing a rash, achy joint pains, chills, fever, and fatigue
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: Human symptoms include fever, nausea, conjunctivitis, joint pain, and muscle pain

Grub Control in Knoxville

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Lawn grubs are destructive pests that can ruin your lawn. These tiny beetle larvae weaken the root systems and structural integrity of your grass, leaving behind vast stretches of unsightly brown patches and soft spots.
Here in Knoxville, we start implementing our Grub Control Treatment beginning in early May. Our Grub Control Treatment is designed to attack newly laid eggs before they can grow into the large larva that can devastate even a healthy lawn. To prevent grub damage to your valuable lawn, call us today to request this additional service.

Take Back Your Yard

Implementing a regular pest control program can significantly reduce the number of mosquitos, fleas, and ticks from your property. Take back your yard and ensure that your family, friends, and pets have a safe and pleasant outdoor experience. Contact Emerald Island Lawn Service to learn how we can free your yard from these annoying pests.

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