Facts & Information
What are Mosquitoes?
There are more than 3,000 species of mosquitoes found throughout the world. Mosquitoes are flying insects with one pair of wings, long thin legs, and elongated mouthparts. These nuisance pests typically emerge at dawn and dusk to feed. Male mosquitoes only feed on nectar like other insects. While female mosquitoes also feed on nectar, they use their long proboscis to puncture skin and feed on human and animal blood. The blood meal assists in the female’s diet and the development of her eggs. A female mosquito can lay 100 to 200 eggs at a time.
Why Do I Have Them?
Mosquitoes breed on or near standing water, so properties near ponds or streams are at risk. Mosquitoes rest in thick grass and brush during the day and emerge at dusk to feed. A female mosquito only needs a thin film of water to lay her eggs. Bird feeders, old tires, clogged gutters, pet bowls, and wheelbarrows may harbor these undesirable pests.
Why Should I Be Concerned?
Mosquito bites are annoying and cause itchy red bumps. Not only are mosquitoes are a nuisance, but they can also transmit several dangerous diseases to humans, including Malaria and Zika Virus. Mosquitoes are actually the deadliest species on earth. They are responsible for over one million human deaths each year. On top of that, a few of the mosquito-borne diseases may also affect dogs, including heartworms and West Nile Virus.
Treatment & Control
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How Do I Get Rid of Mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes need a source of water for reproduction and survival. Our pest management professionals will inspect your property for areas of standing water. Eliminating water sources will help reduce mosquitoes. Our highly effective mosquito lawn treatments will also disrupt the mosquito’s life cycle and kill thousands of them on contact. Our technicians treat the entire yard, including your lawn, trees, and bushes. We avoid spraying flowers, gardens, and fruit-bearing trees.
Mosquitoes are a common pest every summer in Wisconsin. Our seasonal mosquito treatments will protect your home and family year-round against mosquitoes. No contracts are required. If you are noticing mosquitoes, contact our expert pest exterminators. We are ready to help you!
How Do I Keep Mosquitoes Out of My Property?
Preventing mosquitoes from invading your property can be a difficult task; however, you can take a few steps to help stop them. Mosquitoes require a source of water for their survival, so regularly drain standing water in buckets, tires, birdbaths, and flower pots. Require leaky water faucets. Clean rain gutters and keep your grass short.