Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes

They go unnoticed until the damage is done and the itching begins. Mosquitoes are one of the most complained about insects and rightly so due to the diseases they cause.

What are Mosquitoes?

Throughout the world, over 3500 different species of mosquitoes have been discovered and each has their own qualities. Some mosquitoes are blood suckers while others are not. Some mosquitoes bite indoors while others prefer to bite in wooded areas.

A mosquito has different ways to find its prey through heat, visual, or chemical sensors. Many thrive with nectar and plant juices but the female needs blood to produce eggs.

The Damage Caused

Besides the painful itch left behind after being targeted by mosquitoes, disease can be spread. Viral diseases, such as yellow fever, can be transferred from human to human as well as parasitic diseases such as malaria and West Nile virus.

Prevention

The number one way to prevent mosquitoes is to remove any standing water, this is a breeding ground for mosquitoes as that is the ideal spot for the females to lay eggs. Natural predators such as dragonflies eat the larvae and help to reduce the mosquito population as well as using trapping, insecticides, netting, and screens to protect against the population and control future infestations.

Sum it up

Mosquitoes are quite the nuisance and can cause serious illnesses. Be sure to eliminate conditions that are prone to mosquito populating, use insecticides for the current mosquito population, as well as mosquito netting and window screens to prevent mosquitoes from intruding on you and your home.

It is always a good idea to consult with a lawn care professional and ask any questions you may have. Look around, ask friends or family, and research companies on the Better Business Bureau to find a company that you can trust.

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