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Mosquitoes

What are Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are a type of insect that is commonly found in the warmer regions of the world. They feed on blood, and their bite can cause diseases like malaria.

Mosquitoes have been around for centuries, but they’ve recently become more problematic as they carry diseases and other pests move into new areas due to climate change.

Some live in water while others live on land. There are more than 3,000 types of mosquitoes found around the world.

Below are two of the most common breeds of mosquitoes.

Aedes aegypti mosquito - They are typically found in tropical and subtropical regions. They spread diseases such as dengue fever, the zika virus, yellow fever, chikungunya, and West Nile Virus.

The tarsal segments on the hind legs have white bands, which gives their appearance a striped feel. The most astounding thing about this species is that they can survive for several months without water, making them hearty and difficult to control.

There are many different breeds of mosquitoes. These container breeders thrive in urban areas.

Asian tiger mosquito - The black and white “tiger-striped” pattern on the Asian tiger mosquito is what gave them their name. Other identifying characteristics include a white head stripe and white bands on the legs.

Unlike many other species of mosquitoes, Asian tigers are daytime biters and have a reputation for being aggressive and quick.

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Mosquitoes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are Mosquitoes dangerous?

They are pests that pose a significant health risk to people and animals. The mosquito is one of the most dangerous insects in the world due to its ability to transmit significant diseases.

They are insects that transmit things like malaria, yellow fever, and dengue fever in developing and tropical countries.

The Asian tiger mosquito is a common disease-carrying insect in the United States, and it can spread West Nile fever as well as encephalitis. The Aedes aegypti carries illnesses such as the Zika virus, chikungunya, and dengue.

In addition to being an all-around nuisance, they are responsible for transmitting potentially fatal parasitic heartworm to dogs. Along with a variety of health problems, they inflict an itchy bite. Too much itch and can cause a secondary infection.

Why do I have a Mosquito problem?

They live and breed outside, most often on puddles, ponds, or standing water. They can be a problem anywhere with still water.

They are particularly attracted to places with standing water or that are near spots of water, including marshes, ponds, and lakes. Since their main source for food comes from plant nectar, any property near flowering vegetation risks having mosquitos around.

Where will I find Mosquitoes?

They rest in tall grasses, in areas of dense vegetation, along fence lines, under trees, behind tree bark, and under decks and porches. Places like lakes, marshes, swampy forests, or fields with lots of flowers are big magnet for mosquitoes.

In some parts of the world, container breeding mosquitoes like Aedes aegypti are drawn to standing water in things that collect it.

For example, they may be found near buckets and barrels full of rainwater or inside old tires with puddles on their surfaces. Often found outdoors, they are often seen slinking inside homes by way of broken screens and windows.

How do I get rid of Mosquitoes?

If you need help getting rid of pesky mosquitoes, 24h Pest Pros is the best choice. We can schedule an appointment at a time that works best for you or provide same-day service if necessary. You won’t be disappointed with our results!

How can I prevent mosquitoes in the future?

The following prevention tips can help you reduce mosquito-related problems by partnering with 24h Pest Pros:

  • Make sure to close windows and doors as much as possible.
  • Repair any broken window and door screens.
  • Store containers that might collect water upside-down to prevent the formation of mosquitoes.
  • Fix those areas of your property that collect rainwater.
  • Make sure your gutters and downspouts are secure so that water doesn't pool around them.
  • Keep the grass on your property trimmed.
  • Trim the overgrown plants from all sides of your home.
  • Outdoor lights can attract pesky mosquitoes. Replace your white outdoor light with a more natural-looking yellow or LED bulb to keep them away.
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