Mosquito Control Services
Mosquito are a vector of numerous diseases affecting humans worldwide. You’ve probably heard a lot about mosquitoes lately because they are carriers of the Zika virus that is causing defects in infants born in various areas around the world. If you are concerned about disease-carrying mosquitoes on your property, we can help with our integrated mosquito control services.
There are 150 mosquito species in the United States and more than 3,000 globally. Generally speaking, they have slender bodies with long legs. Though some are larger than others, most types of mosquitoes are less than 15mm in length and weight less than 2.5 mg. All have one pair of wings.
Behavior, Diet & Habits
Mosquitos are most often associated with feeding on blood, but this is actually only true for adult females. Adult males and females also consume flower nectar while mosquito larvae are generally found in stagnant water and feed on aquatic organisms and flotsam.
Adults are active primarily between dusk and dawn, but they may also become active during the day when it’s cloudy and in dark, well-shaded areas. They are not active in the sun.
Though the exact length of the mosquito life cycle varies among species and environmental conditions, the cycle is always comprised of the egg, larval, pupal and adult stages. Generally, eggs hatch into larvae in one to two days. They enter the pupal stage in seven to 10 days and once it is fully developed, it will emerge as an adult.
Signs of an Infestation
Buzzing females and their bites are the most common sign of a mosquito infestation. You may also notice immature mosquitoes in standing water, such as rain barrels or watering dishes for house plants.
How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes
Since mosquito develop in bodies of standing water, one of the first steps in getting rid of mosquitoes is eliminating water that is favorable for breeding. When you contact an exterminator, we will begin by identifying the mosquito species you are dealing with. We will then help you eliminate standing water and provide recommendations for insecticides and insect grown regulators to solve your mosquito problem.
If you are dealing with a mosquito infestation, don’t wait another day; contact us today to get rid of these disease-ridden pests!