Mosquito Identification

What are mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are fly-like pests that live outside, thriving in warm, wet weather conditions, so most describe mosquitoes as summertime pests. Mosquitoes have two scale-covered wings, a narrow oval-shaped body, antennae, and have long, thin legs that hang down when flying.a mosquito on  a leaf

Female mosquitoes require blood meals to produce viable eggs and complete the reproductive cycle. Mosquitoes feed on the blood of a person or animal by delivering painful, itchy bites using their specialized mouthpart, called a proboscis.

 

Are mosquitoes dangerous?

Mosquitoes are dangerous pests. Those living in the U.S. spread diseases like the West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis virus, and St. Louis encephalitis virus, which can make people quite ill. Our pets are also at risk when mosquitoes are present. Mosquitoes are carriers of parasitic heartworms, a condition that is fatal without medical intervention.

 

Why do I have a mosquito problem?

Female mosquitoes lay eggs on top of areas of standing water. Some mosquitoes fly away after hatching and developing into adults, but most stay near where they hatched. The more breeding sites located on or near your property, the more mosquitoes will be a problem.

Mosquitoes lay eggs on top of standing water collected in human-made or natural containers. Buckets, tires, tree stumps, woodpiles, clogged gutters, trash cans, flowerpots, and wading pools act as breeding sites for mosquitoes.

Where will I find mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are most active when the temperatures are above 80 degrees, which is why they are so problematic during the summer. Dusk and dawn are when mosquitoes are most active, preferring the cooler temperatures both provide.

During the heat of the day, mosquitoes rest in tall grass, dense vegetation, and piles of debris. People may contact mosquitoes in almost any outdoor environment, including parks, wooded areas, fields, near rivers, and the city.

How do I get rid of mosquitoes?

Controlling the number of mosquitoes living and breeding on your property is best done with the help of an experienced professional. Our professionals provide the mosquito control services necessary to eliminate mosquitoes, letting you enjoy your yard to its fullest potential. We limit our customers' contact with biting mosquitoes on their property through advanced technology and services. If you are ready to get rid of swarms of mosquitoes from your yard, call the mosquito control experts at BHB Pest Elimination today.

How can I prevent mosquitoes in the future?

Let our professionals help you control mosquitoes through our professional home pest control and commercial pest control services, and the following mosquito prevention tips:

  • Get rid of standing water from your property.
  • Clean up brush piles, woodpiles, overgrown shrubbery, and tall grass from your property where mosquitoes can hide during the heat of the day.
  • Place tight-fitting screens in open windows and doors to keep mosquitoes and other flying pests out of your home.
  • Use outdoor fans to prevent mosquitoes from being a problem on decks and outdoor eating areas.
 

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