Mosquitoes Identification & Prevention
Mosquitoes might seem like nothing more than buzzing nuisance pests, but these insects are actually quite dangerous, especially in large numbers. Professional mosquito control is essential to defeating these insects around your home or business.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Mosquitoes
What are mosquitoes?
The mosquito is actually a type of small fly. These insects have thin-waisted bodies, six legs, one pair of wings, and elongated mouthparts. They utilize these mouthparts to feed on plants, as mosquitoes important pollinators, but female mosquitoes also feed on the blood of humans and mammals in order to properly develop their eggs.
An infestation of mosquitoes can easily grow out of control thanks to the prolific nature of these pests, and it's essential to keep mosquitoes away from your commercial property or home if you want to avoid the problems they bring.
Are mosquitoes dangerous?
The bites left by mosquitoes are annoying, but they may also present more serious issues than itchy bumps. Mosquitoes easily transmit illnesses and bacteria via their bites, and some of the diseases carried by mosquitoes include malaria, yellow fever, the Zika virus, and the West Nile virus. Mosquito bites might also trigger allergic reactions, ranging from mild to severe.
It's important to note that not every mosquito will be the carrier of a disease, but the more mosquitoes bite you, the higher your chances of picking up a serious illness. Get rid of mosquitoes around your property with professional assistance to avoid these dangers.
Why do I have a mosquito problem?
Mosquitoes gravitate to areas with plenty of standing water to lay their eggs, overgrown grass or foliage to hide in, and piles of debris to shelter during the hottest parts of the day. If you notice more mosquitoes around your property than usual, evaluate the factors attracting these pests.
Where will I find mosquitoes?
You are most likely to find mosquitoes buzzing around areas of standing water, overgrown and grassy areas, or secluded and humid spots. If they do manage to get indoors, mosquitoes will likely be seen near windows and doors, around plant pots, or buzzing near people looking for a quick meal.
How do I get rid of mosquitoes?
The best way to keep mosquitoes away and ensure they stay gone is by contacting Combat Pest Control. Our team will help you evaluate your property for items that might attract these pests and will provide you with tailored home pest control treatments that effectively remove them from your property.
Contact us today for your free estimate to get started.
How can I prevent mosquitoes in the future?
Prevent future mosquito problems by utilizing our expert tips below:
- Remove all areas of standing water around your property, and be thorough. Mosquitoes only need a few inches of water to lay their eggs.
- Make sure water features like birdbaths on your property are treated with an animal-safe larvicide to keep mosquito eggs at bay.
- Cut back long grass and overgrown foliage around exterior areas and remove any piles of debris or wood to reduce mosquito hiding spots.
- Install window and door screens around your property in addition to door sweeps and weatherstripping to ensure mosquitoes stay outside.
- Consider utilizing mosquito-repellent plants such as citronella and lemongrass outdoors to deter these pests from your property.
Contact Combat Pest Control today if you have more questions about effective mosquito prevention or need assistance treating your local property for these pests.
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