Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are not only one of the most annoying insects in the world, but they are also the deadliest insect on the planet. They are the cause of over one million deaths each year all over the world. Mosquitoes are carriers of a wide range of diseases such as Zika Virus, West Nile Virus, and Malaria.

Luckily, we here in the United States do not face as serious threats with mosquito-borne diseases like some other countries around the world. For us here in Wisconsin, we have had a few cases of West Nile Virus reported in southeastern Wisconsin in recent years. It is something homeowners should be cautious of.

Mosquitoes can live anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months. They are most active in the summer months, especially July and after long rainy periods. Mosquitoes require areas of standing water for breeding and laying eggs. Without the presence of water, mosquitoes wouldn’t be able to reproduce. Areas with standing water and a lot of vegetation are the most likely to have high mosquito populations.

How Do I Get Rid of Mosquitoes?

Mosquito season does vary each year based on the weather. With more rain and humidity, there is a higher chance of a big mosquito population levels. Standing water is also a major factor in your quantity of mosquitoes. Eliminating areas of standing water will help eliminate mosquito populations – such as birdbaths, planting pots, and tire swings. 

We here at Advanced Wildlife Control offer mosquito sprays from May to September. We offer a variety of treatment plans from a one-time spray for parties to a monthly spray over the summer. We will spray your entire yard including your lawn, trees, bushes, and other foliage. We do not spray flowers, gardens, and fruit-bearing trees.

While our sprays are very effective in reducing mosquito populations, no treatment will leave your yard 100% mosquito-free. There will always be a chance that a few mosquitoes will wander over from neighboring yards or bodies of water. Mosquitoes must land on the treated areas to be killed.

DID YOU KNOW? – Mosquitoes do bite some people more than others. They appear to be more attracted to people with Type O blood, higher metabolic rates, and sweat more from exercise.

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Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Occurrences of this disease are rising across the United States, with southeastern states most likely to be affected. It can present as fever or joint pain, but most people with the disease will never experience any symptoms. Zika can also cause serious birth defects and genetic disorders if contracted by expecting mothers. There is no vaccine.

West Nile Virus originated in Africa, but has since spread across all continents, and can be found across the United States. The fever variant of this disease is usually not serious, presenting as prolonged fever, headache, tiredness, aches or a rash. However, this virus can result in encephalitis or meningitis, which can be fatal. Most people who contract the disease will not have any symptoms. There is no vaccine.

Occurrences of this disease in the United States are most commonly from travelers or immigrants who have recently come from overseas, specifically Africa but various other tropical regions are also suspect. It presents as fever, headache, and flu-like symptoms. There are more than one million malaria-related deaths each year, and up to 500 million reported cases. Antimalarial drugs are available.

Caused by a roundworm, this disease typically only affects dogs, hence the name, but can also occur in cats, foxes, raccoons, and relatives of these species (such as wolves or coyotes). It can lead to death in canines. It cannot be cured once contracted but it can be controlled through pills or injections. There are also preventative measures available. It can affect humans, but it is rare as humans are not compatible hosts for the roundworms.

Occurrences of this disease are found across the US, most commonly around the Gulf of Mexico. Like the Eastern Equine strain, this encephalitis also originates in birds before being transmitted to humans. Symptoms are similar to Eastern Equine Encephalitis, and there is no vaccine.

This disease was first recorded in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. It is much less widespread than other encephalitis strains, and small mammals are most often the hosts. There is no cure, but fatalities are infrequent.

Birds and horses are most likely to be affected by this encephalitis strain. Humans are also susceptible, but it is rare. There is a vaccine for horses, but not humans.

This disease affects neural system functioning and can result in death. Humans and horses are susceptible, with birds being the origination of the disease. Symptoms can range from nonexistent to mild fever, headache or sore throat to seizures and a coma. There is a vaccine for horses, but not humans.

Occurrences of this disease are typically only found in southeastern states, specifically Florida. However, it is also possible to be contracted through travel to infected areas, predominantly the Caribbean. The main symptom is severe joint pain, and it is rarely fatal. There is no vaccine.