What are Mosquitoes: Mosquitoes can become dangerous. Some can carry diseases much like West Nile Virus and Malaria in some places. This is why it is important to treat them. Only the female mosquitoes are the ones that drink blood. The male of the species actually likes to drink fruit and plant nectar to get it’s nutrients. So in actuality it’s the females that are the pesky ones that put a damper on your outdoor activities.
Are Mosquitoes Dangerous: Mosquitoes are actually one of the most deadly insects in the world. Simply because they can carry a variety of diseases such as, West Nile, Malaria, and even EEEV (Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus). You are more likely to get these in developing countries or more tropical locations but there have been cases here. Mosquitoes can also spread diseases to your pets if not treated.
Why do I have a Mosquito problem: Mosquitoes prefer yards where there is a water source for the females to lay their eggs as well as flowers, plants, and even some trees where they can get their food source. They prefer standing water so if you have a lake or pond near your home that is great breeding grounds for the mosquitoes.
Where will I find Mosquitoes: Mosquitoes prefer it when it is dark and cooler. They like to hid in bushes and tall grass during the day where they can hide in the shade away from the destructive rays of the sun.
How do I get rid of Mosquitoes: Like any pest they can be difficult to get rid of as they like to breed anywhere and everywhere. By using Hawx pest control we can create a treatment plan to help eliminate any mosquitoes that may be around your home.
How to prevent Mosquitoes:
- Keep the grass short. This will eliminate hiding spots
- Clear any or all standing water on the property
- Keep any containers that are in the yard sealed when not in use