Mosquito Identification & Prevention

What You Need To Know About Mosquitoes

mosquito biting into someone

Mosquitoes are more than just pesky nuisances in your yard; they are potentially dangerous and difficult-to-remove pests. Effective mosquito control depends on the proper identification and prevention of this pest.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Mosquitoes

What are mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are small flies belonging to the family Culicidae. There are many different types of mosquitoes, but the ones that bother humans the most are the Aedes, Culex, and Anopheles mosquito species. All mosquito species look similar with slender segmented bodies, a pair of wings, three pairs of legs, and elongated mouthparts for drinking blood or the nectar of plants. The main difference between mosquito species is their preferred activity times during the day and the season during which they are most active.

Are mosquitoes dangerous?

Mosquitoes may not seem like more than nuisance pests, but these tiny insects can be quite dangerous. Mosquitoes are known for carrying diseases and transferring these to humans via their bites. Diseases you can get from mosquitoes include serious illnesses such as the Zika virus, West Nile virus, malaria, dengue, and yellow fever.

Additionally, mosquito bites can trigger allergic reactions in certain individuals or present a risk of infection due to bacteria introduced to the bitten area. Concerning symptoms such as fever, nausea, vomiting, or confusion after a mosquito bite need to be evaluated by a medical professional.

Why do I have a mosquito problem?

A mosquito problem around your property is likely happening because you have many factors that attract these pests. Areas full of standing water, long overgrown grasses or foliage, and shady or humid environments are all prime mosquito attractants. The best way to repel mosquitoes is to take the time to evaluate these factors around your yard and reduce them accordingly. Our technicians at Delmar Pest Control can help you with this process.

Where will I find mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes love to hide in shady, humid, and generally damp areas to avoid the heat during the day. You are likely to find mosquitoes gathering around swampy areas, in long grass, areas of overgrown foliage, and under bushes or debris. They will also frequently hide out around areas of standing water, as these are essential spots for laying their eggs.

How do I get rid of mosquitoes?

If you want to get rid of mosquitoes in your home, look no further than Delmar Pest Control. Our team strives to help you remove every trace of mosquito on your property and will work with you closely to tailor mosquito removal solutions to your property’s needs. Our expert control tactics will have mosquitoes gone in no time, so you can safely enjoy your outdoor areas again.

How do I prevent mosquitoes in the future?

To prevent mosquitoes in the future, follow our easy expert deterrent tips below:

  • Remove all areas of standing water on your property to reduce mosquito breeding grounds.
  • Fix leaks and moisture issues around your property that may contribute to humid and damp environments.
  • Cut back long grass and overgrown foliage and remove any outdoor debris to reduce mosquito hiding spots.
  • Treat water features around your property with animal-safe larvicides to ensure mosquito eggs don’t thrive.
  • Always wear insect repellent when spending time outdoors to decrease your chances of being bitten.

For more information on keeping mosquitoes away from your home or for help addressing active mosquito infestations in your business, reach out to Delmar Pest Control.

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