Mosquito Control in Columbus

Choose 1st Response for Effective Mosquito Treatment

Spending time in the backyard when the weather is beautiful is an activity many people enjoy. However, if hundreds of mosquitoes share that space with you, it’s likely you won’t enjoy any time in your yard at all. Instead of letting mosquitoes drive you inside, it might be time for mosquito control from 1st Response Pest Management.

Our Mosquito Control Process


1st Response Pest Management’s mosquito control is designed to limit mosquito populations on your property. Our mosquito control process targets the areas around your property where adult mosquitoes rest, including:

  • Bushes
  • Shrubs
  • Grass
  • Trees

We also specifically target mosquito eggs and larvae by using strategic treatment methods.

How To Prevent Mosquitos From Breeding On Your Yard

To prevent mosquitoes from breeding on your property, it is important to eliminate standing water where mosquitoes lay their eggs. This includes regularly emptying bird baths, flower pots, and gutters. It is crucial to ensure that there is proper drainage around your property. Regularly maintain swimming pools by cleaning debris, maintaining proper chlorination levels, and circulating water. It is also recommended that you trim overgrown vegetation and mow your lawn regularly to reduce areas where mosquitoes can hide and rest during the day.

Get a quote today when you call (614) 591-7767.

Hear It From Our Happy Customers!

    Ron is AWESOME! I had a national pest extermination company for several years and nothing was getting accomplished. I have seen a significant decrease in the last several months that I started with 1st Response. Ron is very committed to getting the problem fixed and is very knowledgeable and a great guy! He knows his pests! :) Everyone at 1st Response is kind, courteous, and goes the extra yard!

    Tina M.

    Company was very responsive to the needs that I had. My daughters room had hornets coming thru her ceiling. First response was the best response. They came right away after my internet message. Fixed the problem and offered a great service for other rodents around my house. Monthly service is a great deal. These guys know customer service and they know pest control. If you are thinking about a company that cares….this is it. Make first response your first response if you are in need of help.

    Matthew P.

    I live at The Gardens Apartments. I guess before I moved in, there was an issue with bugs. I never saw any. Thank God! But the gentleman from 1st Response saw something on the traps and came back several times to take care of the issue. He was always professional, polite and handled everything with care. Kudos!! I appreciate him and the service that you provide.

    Michelle W.

    Had a great experience with David - he was polite, personable, and able to find where the mice were coming in within 5 minutes. He put all the traps down and followed up on time to ensure they didn't return - highly recommend them!

    Nicholas K.

    This company is great! The company I work for has been using them for years, and I have been using them recently for my home. David is so friendly when he comes in to my office, and Larry was great when he came to my home. Lisa is always the best too! So friendly on the phone!

    Andy R.

    We have a mouse or two and Larry was amazing. On time, professional. He even went into my attic through a very small, inconvenient entryway in the top of a closet. He educated me about mice and inspected every inch of my place, inside and out. The office staff was great, too!

    Rene L.

    We purchased a house that has had termite damage in the past. The original structure was built in 1890, and has been added onto over the years. Previous owners had repaired the termite damage, and had contracted with 1st Response to continue to maintain termite control stations and inspect for any new activity. We have continued with that existing service since purchase. Every tech that comes out is wonderful. Office staff is great as well. Everyone we have dealt with has been personable, kind, attentive and professional. Jason and Justin have been our most recent techs, and they are both great guys.

    Patricia M.

    Best customer service ever! From the dispatcher to the technicians. They were super kind and accommodating to our health needs, more than willing to wear an N95 mask that we provided. Engaging conversation and thorough inspection. Even when 1 thing was missed, they apologized and made everything right. Their service was fast, but effective. The price is reasonable for all of the services you get and they were very understanding and accommodating when it came to the initial payment. I wish we had found them years ago, but if anything good can come from a mouse, it's having First Response on your side. 100%, 10 out of 10, highly recommend!

    Izetta T.

    Holy smokes! They are the best! Like seriously, if you need creepy crawly help or help with other things that scurry about, they are your people. They are incredibly kind, friendly, and understanding. They have a lot of patience and explain things thoroughly. Can't say enough good things about them. We have been using them for a couple years now and have had continued reliable and excellent service.

    Krista K.

Frequently Asked Questions About Mosquitoes


What are mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are fly-like insects. Females lay their eggs in areas of standing water — this can range from a large pond to the top of a soda can with water around the rim; any area of standing water is a potential breeding site. Once the eggs hatch, the larvae stay in the water feeding on tiny organisms. After maturing, the now-adult mosquitoes leave the water to begin feeding and breeding.

An adult mosquito has a narrow oval-shaped body, long legs that hang down when in flight, and a long thin proboscis (nose) they use for feeding. Their one pair of wings has fine hair covering them. Most mosquitoes are black or dark brown with or without white markings.

Are mosquitoes dangerous?

Many, but not all, mosquitoes transmit illnesses that make people sick. Diseases mosquitoes spread include the West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis virus. The potential spread of diseases makes mosquitoes dangerous pests. Female mosquitoes feed on the blood of people and animals to get the protein needed to produce viable eggs. While feeding, they may spread disease-causing organisms.

All mosquitoes are a nuisance to deal with because of their relentless bites that are very itchy. Sometimes, the constant itching at the bite site leads to a secondary infection that needs treatment by a medical professional. Mosquitoes also spread parasitic heartworm to dogs. This parasite is fatal if not treated by a veterinarian.

Why do I have a mosquito problem?

Mosquitoes will take up residence on any Columbus property with suitable places to breed, rest, and feed. Females lay their eggs in standing water, vegetation in the water, on the ground in heavily wooded areas, inside tree cavities, and in areas that flood. Plant nectar is the primary food source for both male and female mosquitoes. Properties with lots of flowering vegetation are desirable to hungry mosquitoes.

Where will I find mosquitoes?

In our area of Ohio, mosquitoes are most active from late April through September at dawn and dusk. Mosquitoes breed best when the weather is hot and humid. Mosquitoes escape the heat of the day by resting in tall grass, dense vegetation, under trees, and along fence lines. Although mainly outdoor pests, sometimes mosquitoes get inside through open windows and doors while foraging for food.

How do I get rid of mosquitoes?

Reduce mosquito numbers on your Ohio property by trusting the experts at 1st Response Pest Management. We are a locally-owned and family-operated pest control company. Our goal is to provide all our customers with peace of mind and pest-free homes through effective mosquito control services.

Learn more about protecting your Greater Columbus or Central Ohio area home or business from mosquitoes and other pests with the help of 1st Response Pest Management and our eco-friendly approach to pest control. Reach out today and speak with one of our helpful professionals to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services!

How can I prevent mosquitoes in the future?

Prevent problems with mosquitoes by putting into place the following mosquito prevention measures:

  • Partner with the pest control experts here at 1st Response Pest Management.
  • Get rid of as much standing water from your property as possible. Fill in low-lying areas in your yard and driveway.
  • Maintain gutters and downspouts to prevent water from pooling in them.
  • Store your buckets, flower pots, wheelbarrows, and other containers that collect water inside of storage buildings or upside down when not in use.
  • Keep your grass cut short.
  • Cut back overgrown vegetation and trees from the exterior of your house.
  • Keep doors and windows shut whenever possible.
  • Repair any loose or torn window or door screens to keep mosquitoes out of your home.
  • Wear mosquito repellent when you go outside in a mosquito-rich area.

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When are Mosquitoes Most Active in the Columbus Area?

In the Columbus, OH area, mosquitoes are generally most active during the warmer months, from late spring to early fall. Specifically, their activity tends to peak from late spring (May) to early fall (September). During this time, the weather is warmer, and conditions are more favorable for mosquito breeding and activity. Mosquitoes are typically most active during dawn and dusk, as well as in the evening hours, although some species may also be active during the daytime. 

Protect Your Family & Enjoy Your Yard!

Mosquitoes are dangerous pests that spread many illnesses. They also ruin the time you spend in your backyard. Protect your family and enjoy your yard again with help from 1st Response Pest Management. 

Contact us to schedule your mosquito control service in Columbus, OH today.

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