This is one bug we all wish we can live without. It seems like their only purpose in life is to make our lives miserable. Surprisingly, not all mosquitoes thrive off of human blood. Male mosquitoes prefer flower nectar, juices, and decaying matter. Its the female mosquito we all need to worry about. Female mosquitoes need blood for reproduction purposes. In addition, female mosquitoes prefer animal blood over humans, especially birds. Even though we are not at the top of their list of targets, this doesn't mean we'll be ignored. The worst part of their bite is the potential of catching a disease. Mosquitoes can carry west nile, malaria, yellow fever, and more. Till this day, mosquitoes have killed more people via disease transmission than any other single factor. Furthermore, mosquitoes can also be the blame for heart worms in cats and dogs. For more information on how to get rid of mosquitoes, please continue to read or feel free to contact us.>> Read More
Before you try to find ways to get rid of mosquitoes, the most crucial part of effective control is to understand the pest by being able to identify their appearance and behavior. Did you know there are well over 150 species of mosquitoes residing in our nation? Most of these mosquito species were brought over from other parts of the world. The life cycle is very distant between the sexes. Females can live up to 100 days while males can only live up to 20 days. A female can potentially lay up to 3,000 eggs during the duration of her life. It only takes about 7 days for mosquitoes to fully mature from egg (larvae) to adulthood.
For effective mosquito control, the source of the problem (breeding site) needs to be taken care of initially. Skipping this step and going directly for the apparent problem will only provide temporary relief. Mosquito breeding sites are normally found near still water areas. Mosquitoes love wetlands and the humidity, so look into areas where water can potentially be (ex: old containers, inside of tires, pools, tree holes, marshes, puddle ditches and etc).
There are various mosquito control products you can use to effectively get rid of Mosquitoes.
For more information on how to get rid of Mosquitoes or how to kill Mosquitoes with the best products available, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-788-4142.