Is there anything more annoying than the sound of a mosquito buzzing in your ear? While you can’t do much to prevent the water from becoming hot and humid – the preferred environment for a mosquito – there are key steps you can take to prevent a mosquito infestation around your home.
What are Mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes are small flying insects that belong to the same group as true flies. They have a single pair of wings and long, skinny legs. They also have a head with a large proboscis. Their bodies are covered in tiny scales, and these pests can be anywhere from three to nine millimeters in length.
Most mosquitoes feed on blood, but there are some species that feed on plant nectar. Male mosquitoes of any kind do not feed on blood at all, instead of eating only plant nectar.
You usually notice a mosquito infestation by sightings of the pests themselves only females bite humans and animals, as they use your blood to fuel their voracious breeding patterns. When you are bitten, you can have a mild irritation or serious inflammation and swelling.
Why Hire An Exterminator for Mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes can transmit a wide array of dangerous diseases to humans. Zika virus is perhaps the most serious, infection pregnant women and leading to devastating birth defects in unborn children. West Nile virus and multiple types of encephalitis can also be spread by mosquitoes. Other mosquito issues can also have serious side effects.
Unfortunately, the incidence of illness caused by mosquito bites is only rising. As our global temperatures rise and mosquito habitat expands, there are more mosquitoes and opportunities mosquito-borne diseases that are causing serious health problems in humans and animals.
Best Mosquito Prevention Tips
The easiest way to prevent mosquitoes is to remove any potential attractants from your property. However, this is definitely easier said than done. To prevent mosquitoes, you should eliminate hiding spots and reproduction areas, such as standing water or dense vegetation. You can also seal up any potential entry points to your home, such as torn screens or broken windows.
You can wear insect repellent when you are outside to help prevent the likelihood of being bitten by one of these flying pests, but often it is much easier to get rid of the pests themselves than to continuously lather yourself with dangerous insect-repelling chemicals all the time. A pest control professional will be able to prevent and destroy a mosquito infestation by applying microbial insecticides, insect growth regulators, or vegetation insecticides.
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Don’t suffer through a mosquito infestation in silence. These pests aren’t only annoying – they are downright dangerous. Because mosquitoes have the potential to spread dozens of different diseases -some of which can be fatal – it is imperative that you take steps to reduce the likelihood of a small mosquito problem from becoming a major infestation.
Your first step in dealing with any pest infestation problem should be to contact Liberty Pest Pros. We are a full-service commercial and residential pest control company and we will work with you to evaluate, assess, and eliminate any risk posed by pest infestations around your home.
We’ll safely spray your yard and put our high-tech traps in areas that may be vulnerable.
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As licensed operators, we serve Nassau County as well as the surrounding Long Island and Oceanside communities. We offer a wide range of fully customizable pest control solutions, and will even provide you with organic or all-natural pest control solutions if you so desire. The bottom line is this – we take the time to get to know you and your specific needs before developing a pest control solution.
If you’re tired of a cookie-cutter approach to pest control, contact Liberty Pest Pros today. We’ll fix you right up.