Your golf ball is placed, your stance is set, your club is ready…..and then a mosquito messes up your perfect swing.
Mosquitoes are a part of a golfer’s life. Whether they are swarming around a group of golfers finishing a round at dusk or a stand of spectators at a PGA Tour event, mosquitoes have presented many problems for golfers and spectators alike.
Mosquitoes are insects that have been around for more than 30 million years. During those millions of years, mosquitoes have honed their skills so that they are now experts at finding a meal.
But, they also have a lot of great tools that help them to track their prey, including:
Chemical sensors – They can actually detect carbon dioxide and lactic acid up to 100 feet away. In addition, certain chemicals in sweat also seem to attract mosquitoes.
Visual sensors – They also have visual sensors that help them identify things that are moving. If it moves, it is probably alive and a good opportunity for a meal.
Heat sensors – They can detect heat, so they can find warm-blooded mammals and birds very easily once they get close enough.
These mosquitoes are armed with all of the equipment needed to identify and find its prey. Mosquitoes like dark, damp places and one of their favorites is in grass. So, whether you are in your own backyard or on the green, these pests are around searching. So, the best way to avoid a mosquito is to try to hide or confuse the sensors. At Terminix, we bait them. Then, we terminate them. Our exclusive dual-action formula is part attractant and part killing agent that helps make sure mosquitoes won’t feast on you again.
The famous Zurick Classic of New Orleans is taking place on April 24-30, 2017, and golfers from around the world will be hitting the green. And, don’t worry, Terminix of the Greater New Orleans Area, treats all of the golf courses for mosquitoes for the Zurick Classic. We make sure that this world-class event is protected from these bugs, and golfers and spectators can enjoy watching the golfers, as well as the great food and music spread out all over the course. This event helps raise support for over 100 different charitable organizations including the Fore!Kids Foundation, St. Michael Special School, SBP, Blessings in a Backpack, and more. Terminix is proud to be a part of this great event!