Mosquito Identification & Prevention
Understanding Mosquito Invaders
Mosquitoes invading your property are a recipe for disaster due to the health and safety risks these pests bring, not to mention the bothersome itchy bites they leave behind. DIY mosquito control products can produce hit-or-miss results, which is why investing in a more reliable mosquito control method, such as professional pest control in San Antonio, TX from Accurate Pest Control, is important.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Mosquitoes
What are mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes are species of small flies that belong to the family Culicidae. You can easily recognize them by their almost translucent pair of wings, thin-waisted bodies, and elongated mouthparts. Both male and female mosquitoes use their extended mouth parts to feed on plant nectar, and female mosquitoes also bite mammals to obtain blood meals. This blood is essential in developing mosquito eggs and continuing their life cycle.
Are mosquitoes dangerous?
Though mosquitoes are small pests, they are fairly dangerous to encounter. There are several diseases you can get from mosquitoes, including the Zika virus, West Nile virus, malaria, and yellow fever. Not every mosquito is infected, but the more bites you receive, the greater your chances of serious health issues.
Additionally, mosquitoes may trigger allergy issues in some people, and bites may become infected due to bacteria on the mosquito. Swelling, pain, and fever are all signs that a mosquito bite needs medical treatment.
Why do I have a mosquito problem?
Mosquitoes love to be around moist, humid conditions and areas with lots of overgrown foliage and long grass to hide in during the heat of the day. You may be experiencing a mosquito problem because you have mosquito attractants easily accessible on your property.
Where will I find mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes typically hide in swampy, humid, and damp areas, around long grass or piles of debris, or near puddles of standing water, as this is where they lay their eggs. One of the best ways to get rid of mosquitoes is to eliminate conducive conditions on your property.
How do I get rid of mosquitoes?
Instead of investing in hit-or-miss mosquito control, reach out to Accurate Pest Control at the first sign of a mosquito problem. Our technicians will provide you with expert home pest control and commercial pest control services that get rid of these pests without you having to stress about applying treatments yourself. When you trust in us, we will keep mosquitoes at bay on your property long-term.
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How do I prevent mosquitoes in the future?
The following natural ways to get rid of mosquitoes help prevent these pests from invading your property again in the future:
- Instead of bright and sweet-smelling flowers, opt to use plants and flowers that repel mosquitoes around your yard, like citronella, marigolds, and rosemary.
- Eliminate all areas of standing water on your property, as it only takes a few inches of water for mosquitoes to lay their eggs.
- Fix leaks and moisture problems on your property that might contribute to the moist and humid conditions mosquitoes love to be around.
- Cut back long grass, trim overgrown foliage, and remove piles of debris or woodpiles from your property to eliminate mosquito resting areas.
- Treat all water features on your property, such as bird baths, with a larvicide that will ensure mosquitoes can’t breed in these locations.
Reach out to Accurate Pet Control if mosquitoes are moving onto your property or need further advice about mosquito prevention and control.
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