Mosquitoes belong to the same family as true flies and gnats. They are most known for “biting” people and causing a raised itchy welt on the skin. It is actually only the female mosquito that does any biting, she needs the protein from the blood in order to create her eggs. Both males and females feed on sugars found in plants, nectar, and honey dew.
What do mosquitoes look like?
Adult mosquitoes are mostly gray in color and have white, silver, green, blue or iridescent scales on their body. They have a single pair of wings, long thin legs, and a distinctive long thin proboscis (nose) that they use for piercing their victims skin. Their body is narrow and oval in shape and adults can grow to be ¼ – 3/8th of an inch in length.
Why do I have them?
Female mosquitoes need an area of standing water to lay their eggs on and therefore are attracted to properties that provide them with water sources. Mosquitoes will lay eggs on bird baths, in buckets, clogged rain gutters, pools, ponds, tires, and wheel barrows. Mosquitoes are also drawn to properties that have lots of flowers and plants that they can use to feed on and to areas that have dense vegetation or tall grass that they can hide in during the high heat times of the day.
Are they dangerous?
Yes, mosquitoes are dangerous. Mosquitoes are responsible for carrying and spreading a large number of dangerous diseases that include the deadly West Nile virus, malaria, dengue fever, and Zika virus.
Mosquitoes can also affect dogs and cause them to become infected with canine heartworm which can lead to death if they are not treated for it.
How Do You Get rid of mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes travel long distances in order to find a blood meal, and because of this completely eliminating mosquitoes from your property is an impossible task. Flea Master can, however, greatly reduce their numbers through our mosquito control services. Give us a call to learn more how we can we can help you curb your mosquitoe swarms.
How soon can you get there?
Flea Master Pest Control Solutions knows how stressful pest problems can be for home and business owners. We are committed to helping our customers control and eliminate pest problems as quickly as possible, and in most instances Flea Master Technicians are able to respond to service requests the same day or the very next day.
Is the treatment safe?
Our technicians use the least amount of material possible to solve your pest problem whether that is using natural products, baits, or conventional products.
During interior or exterior treatment of your targeted infestation, our pest management professionals wear proper equipment from airborne chemicals from drifting on them. Plants are safe. We ask you to refrain pet contact for 30 min - one hour after treatment. After the chemicals have dried, it is safe for pets.
At Flea Master Pest Control Solutions our conventional products are EPA registered and approved providing safe treatment to you, your family and pets and your home. Call or contact us online today for more information on a mosquito treatment and our maintenance program.