Mosquitoes

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What are mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are pest insects belonging to the order of Diptera, which includes both flies and gnats. Mosquitoes are most commonly known for their irritating bites and can be identified by their long, needle-like snouts. They range from one-fourth to three-eighths of an inch in length and typically have striped abdomens. Although it's true that all mosquitoes need blood to live, it may not be in the way you would think. Only female mosquitoes bite and take blood, and they actually take it in order to produce their eggs and grow their populations.

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Are mosquitoes dangerous?

All mosquito species have the ability to carry a number of serious diseases. The transmission of these diseases takes place when mosquitoes bite an infected individual, either animal or human, picking up the pathogen, and then transmit it to anyone else they bite during their life cycle.

Some of the common diseases mosquitoes have been known to carry here in the United States include:

  • Zika virus

  • Chikungunya

  • West Nile virus

  • Yellow fever

Why do I have mosquito problems?

Mosquitoes are terrible flyers by nature. If mosquitoes are on your property, chances are they were born fairly close by. Female mosquitoes do two major things in their life cycle: bite people and animals to get the blood needed to lay eggs and find an area with stagnant water to lay eggs that can be hatched. If your property has sources of still water, mosquitoes will have everything they need to lay their eggs and increase their populations.

A few things to look out for in your yard include:

  • Stagnant water around your yard in items such as toys, buckets, and work equipment.

  • Low points that collect rainwater and provide breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

  • Clogged gutters or pools of water created by leaky spigots or hoses.

Where are mosquitoes commonly found?

During the day, mosquitoes can typically be found resting in the shaded areas around your property such as in your landscaping, areas of tall grasses and dense foliage, and along your treeline. In addition, mosquitoes need a source of stagnant water in order to reproduce, so they can also commonly be found around these water sources.

How do I get rid of mosquitoes?

If you find yourself stressed out year after year by mosquitoes ruining your family gatherings, or outdoor events on your property, it’s time to contact the mosquito control experts at Green Pest Management. Our methods are designed to keep mosquito populations on your property as low as possible throughout the year. Give our team a call and we’ll help you protect yourself and your family from mosquito-borne illnesses.

How can I prevent mosquitoes in the future?

The best way to exclude mosquitoes from your property yourself is by reducing the areas in which they can repopulate. By searching for and eliminating water build-up on your property, you can immensely reduce the mosquito populations found living and breeding on your property.

However, it can be extremely difficult to treat for mosquitoes yourself, especially if you have neighbors or land that mosquitoes love close by, such as a marsh or a swamp. Although mosquitoes are terrible flyers, it doesn’t take much to fly a hundred feet onto your property to bother you while you are trying to enjoy a day out. For this reason, your best bet at getting and keeping mosquitoes off your property is by reaching out to the professionals here at Green Pest Management.

Give us a call or fill out our online form to learn more about implementing our seasonal mosquito control services on your property!