What are mosquitoes?
ARE MOSQUITOES DANGEROUS?Even though they are very small, mosquitoes are considered to be one of the most dangerous pests. Aside from the swollen, itchy bumps they leave when they bite you, mosquitoes spread very serious, life-threatening diseases. These tiny insects cause more death than any other animal on the planet because of the diseases they spread. Mosquitoes usually pick up diseases when it draws blood from hosts that have it. The mosquito then transfers the disease to the next warm body it draws blood from. They can transmit diseases from animals to humans and vise-versa. In developing countries as well as tropical countries, they are known to spread Malaria, Dengue Fever, and Yellow Fever. A little closer to home, a few diseases mosquitoes can also carry and transmit are the Zika Virus, West Nile Virus, and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Since mosquitoes also prey on animals, they are often responsible for infecting dogs with potentially fatal parasites like heartworms. Mosquitoes are very hated due to the swollen itchy bumps they leave behind but should also be taken seriously as they spread many deadly diseases.
WHY DO I HAVE A MOSQUITO PROBLEM?Any area that has standing water can be a breeding site for mosquitoes and eventually become areas where mosquitoes fly. They also land on plants and areas of vegetation when they are resting from their flight. Thus it is common to see areas that contain both plants and water have high mosquito populations.
HOW DO I GET RID OF MOSQUITOES?Mosquito bites can be a very big nuisance. They can also be deadly if the mosquitoes are carrying the diseases that they are known for. Call Recon Pest Services to help you combat your mosquito infestation. Our Mosquito Air Support Service is top notch and will protect your family.
Q: How do I have so many mosquitoes?
A: Homes that have standing water normally have a lot of mosquitoes. Sometimes this means it’s coming from your neighbor’s properties and not your own.
Q: How can I determine where the mosquitoes are coming from?
A: This can be particularly tricky because mosquitoes can breed in as little as a teaspoon of water. So finding out where they’re coming from can be a real challenge. However, the best places to start are larger water sources.
Q: Will watering my lawn or garden cause an infestation of mosquitoes?
A: This depends primarily on the area surrounding the watered plants. If it’s suited heavily for moisture to be retained, then it’s more likely. Give us a call if you need help determining this.