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Mosquito Pest ID Photo

Nickname: skeeter

Recognition:

They are 1/8″ to 3/8″ in size and can vary in color but most are black or gray with clear wings.

Biology:

These pests breed in ponds, lakes, and any standing water. They have a short reproductive cycle which allows them to become a problem very quickly. They are most active around dusk, and are strongly attracted to light, body heat, and Carbon Dioxide. Only the female mosquito actually bites, and that is right before she is about to lay eggs. These pests are carriers of many diseases and other parasites, most notably the West Nile Virus.

What you can do:

Control is only achieved through sanitation and prevention of breeding sites. Removal of standing water sources will limit breeding ability and reduce populations. Spraying only provides temporary relief and will not stop eggs from hatching. Use of larvacides is a preferred methods of control, but must be done repeatedly to prevent new infestations.

What we can do:

We have program designed specifically geared towards the mosquito. We treat your whole yard with a backpack misting machine to hit all the shaded areas and bushes. These are the areas that mosquito beds down in during the day time. The mist will attach to the under sides of leaves so that it will kill any new mosquito that rests in your yard. This program is designed to reduce the numbers but not eliminate the mosquito completely. Our regular service programs will maintain this barrier year round to keep these and other unwanted pests out.

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