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What are mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are unwanted pests that live and breed outside. They are known for biting and feeding on the blood of people and animals. These fly-like insects have oval-shaped bodies, long legs, and a proboscis used for feeding. Mosquitoes also have one pair of wings covered in fine hairs. Both males and females use their proboscis to feed on plant nectar, which is their primary source of food; only females feed on blood to get the protein they need to create viable eggs.

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Are mosquitoes dangerous?

Mosquitoes feed on a wide variety of hosts and can pick up and transmit an assortment of disease-causing pathogens. They are also responsible for spreading parasitic heartworm to our pets, which is a potentially fatal condition. Mosquitoes deliver painful, itchy bites in order to obtain blood. Excessive itching of the bite sites may lead to secondary infections.

Why do I have a mosquito problem?

Mosquitoes are tough pests to control, because they are prolific breeders that can develop from egg to adult in a week or less in ideal weather conditions. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Yards with standing water or that are located near areas of standing water attract mosquitoes. Properties near lakes, ponds, drainage ditches, wooded areas, and marshes see large numbers of mosquitoes.

Where will I find mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes live, breed, and feed outside and have the ability to travel for miles while searching for food. Properties with flowering vegetation and dense landscapes are very desirable to mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes are most active during dusk and dawn when the weather is the coolest. They swarm around wading pools, buckets, flowerpots, birdbaths, the tops of trash cans, and low lying areas in driveways and yards. These areas collect water and act as breeding sites for mosquitoes.

How do I get rid of mosquitoes?

Getting rid of mosquitoes from your yard, home, or business is best left up to a professional. The experts here at Amco Pest Solutions will provide you with the year-round solutions needed to get rid of them and prevent their return. Whether you are looking to get rid of a current infestation or prevent future problems with pests, our family-owned and operated company is here to help.

Our professionals are committed to providing the pest control services needed to keep your home or business free of mosquitoes and other common pests. Reach out to Amco Pest Solutions today to learn more about our effective home pest control and commercial pest control solutions. Let's work together to protect your New Jersey, New York, or South Florida property from being taken over by mosquitoes!

How can I prevent mosquitoes in the future?

To make your property less attractive to mosquitoes, use the following easy-to-execute prevention tips:

  • Eliminate as much standing water from your property as possible.

  • Repair any low-lying areas in driveways and your yard.

  • Store containers that collect water upside down when not in use.

  • Keep gutters clear of debris to prevent water from pooling in them.

  • Fix drippy outdoor faucets and hoses.

  • Keep the grass on your property cut short.

  • Limit the amount of flowering vegetation planted on your property – especially near your home.

 

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