- Only the females feed on blood and only to gather protein to help produce eggs
- Larvae can be identified swimming on the surface of stagnant pools of water
- Mosquitoes are most common during the evening and can desiccate in the afternoon sun
Mosquitoes are closely related to flies and share some characteristics such as a single pair of wings. These pests are best known for the adult females tendency to feed on blood to generate their eggs. The majority of the time is that female mosquitoes spend the rest of their time feeding on nectar from flowers. Mosquitoes bites can be more than a nuisance, they can spread many diseases, such as West Nile Virus, malaria, and yellow fever. These bites can also cause allergic reactions in some individuals.
Mosquitoes require standing water in order to lay their eggs. Eliminating these sources can be difficult as mosquitoes can use even the smallest pond and its not always possible to drain larger bodies of water. Our chemical treatments can keep these annoying pests from reproducing and will limit their numbers. Mosquitoes in the house should be dealt with by properly sealing any possible entry ways including cracks and windows.