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Mosquitoes

What are mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are pests that we all have had to face at one point or another. These blood-sucking insects are known for their annoying, high-pitched, buzzing sounds and the itchy red bumps they leave on our skin. Interestingly, it is only female mosquitoes that bite, while males only eat the nectar of plants. Female mosquitoes must get enough protein to provide nourishment for their eggs, which is why they must to feed on the blood of humans and animals.

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Are mosquitoes dangerous?

Unfortunately, mosquitoes are considered dangerous due to the fact that they have the capability to spread several types of diseases between individuals. Disease mosquitoes have been known to carry include West Nile fever, Malaria, Yellow fever, Zika virus, and many more. When a female mosquito feeds on the blood of someone who is a carrier of one of these diseases and goes on to bite one or more people afterward, it can transmit the bacteria causing the disease to the non-infected person. As more people become infected, the spread of disease becomes faster and grows more dangerous.

Why do I have a mosquito problem?

Mosquitoes are naturally more active during summer months due to higher temperatures and humid weather. However, properties with excessive foliage, tall grass, or thick brush tend to attract mosquitoes more than properties that do not. Additionally, properties with stagnant or still water provide resting and breeding grounds for mosquitoes looking to lay their eggs.

Where will I find mosquitoes?

Generally, mosquitoes prefer areas that are dark, warm, and filled with moisture. Tall grasses, thick forests, and ponds are all common areas where mosquitoes will rest, breed, and lay eggs. After the warmer weather has passed, mosquito activity around these areas will decrease dramatically, or even halt altogether.

How do I get rid of mosquitoes?

Because of their large populations and range of activity, there really is no way to keep mosquitoes off your property entirely without a proper pest control program. Even if you try to treat mosquitoes on your own, nothing is stopping mosquitoes in your neighbor's yard from coming into your own. The best way to ensure that your property is protected is to contact the professionals here at Bug Busterzzz Pest Control for all your pest control needs. Our pest technicians have been handling pests like mosquitoes for years, which is why we know to apply and focus mosquito treatment in the areas where mosquitoes are most active on your property. Keep mosquitoes away from your property this season with a comprehensive pest control plan from Bug Busterzzz!

How can I prevent mosquitoes in the future?

Mosquitoes are a part of life, whether we like it or not. Keeping mosquitoes away from your property is impossible to do without a pest protection program.
 
However, you may reduce the mosquito population around your home or business when you implement the following tips:

  • Remove all standing water sources on your property, including buckets, potholes, kiddie pools, and plastic containers.

  • Make sure your gutters remain free of debris that may collect water.

  • Trim trees and foliage away from the exterior of your home.

  • Trim your grass regularly.

  • Wear lighter-colored clothing.

  • Keep your pool maintained with proper cleaning chemicals.

Mosquitoes can be a hassle to handle alone. Consider reaching out to the professionals here at Bug Busterzzz Pest Control if mosquitoes have infested your property!

 

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