What are mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes are members of the same insect order as flies and gnats. They are ¼-3/8 of an inch in length with a round head and slim body; they are pale brown with white stripes across their abdomen. Both female and male mosquitoes feed on the sugars from plants, nectar and honey dew. However, it is only the female that delivers the painful “bite” that we associate mosquitoes with. The female needs the protein from the blood in order to produce her eggs.
Are mosquitoes dangerous?
Mosquitoes are very dangerous to humans because of the diseases that they can spread. Currently on the rise are cases of the West Nile virus, which spreads from mosquitoes biting infected birds and then spreading the virus to humans. Mosquitoes have also been known to spread malaria, yellow fever and dengue fever as well as many others.
Why do I have a mosquito problem?
Mosquitoes use standing water as breeding sites; if your property has areas with standing water such as ponds, wading pools, or artificial containers you have the perfect environment for mosquitoes to live in. Mosquitoes live outdoors, and like to hide in areas of high grass and in bushes during the heat of the day.
How do I get rid of mosquitoes?
At Monitor Pest Control, we offer our mosquito reduction services for homes, along with green mosquito reduction services. To learn more about Sugar Hill pest control services for mosquitoes, or to find out how we can help you combat mosquitoes in your commercial establishment, please contact us today.
Can I do it myself?
Controlling mosquitoes can be a very frustrating task for home and business owners. They breed and live outdoors, making it impossible to completely eliminate them; they are also capable of traveling several miles from one breeding ground to another. Reducing mosquito populations is usually most effectively accomplished by professionals; if you have a mosquito problemcontact Monitor Pest Control today.
Why choose Monitor Pest Control?
With over 25 years of experience, we know the time, effort and commitment it takes to reduce mosquito activity. With Monitor Pest Control, you’ll receive trained professionals, serious commitment and thorough treatments.
How can I prevent a mosquito problem in the future?
Reducing areas of standing water will significantly lower the amount of mosquitoes on your property; without standing water they cannot reproduce. Also keeping your grass cut short and keeping bushes trimmed down will help to discourage them from seeing your property as a resting area. Make sure that all doors and windows have screens installed if they are opened and that the screens are fully intact to prevent them from entering your home or business.