What are mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes are flying insects that are most active spring through fall. Female mosquitoes need to consume a blood meal to reproduce, but they, as well as males, also eat nectar, honeydew, and other sweet liquids. They eat using their straw-like mouthparts.
This pest is slender and has delicate legs. They are not strong fliers and don't do well in direct sunlight. Although they may appear in large numbers, mosquitoes are solitary insects because they live independently from others. When the mosquitoes start to bite, recurring pest control services for your home are the best response!
Are mosquitoes dangerous?
Mosquitoes are vectors of several dangerous diseases in the United States, including dengue fever, malaria, and Zika. Although they can transmit these diseases, mosquito bites don't usually require medical attention. However, you should monitor bites and refrain from scratching, which can lead to a secondary infection. Mosquitoes can also lead to heartworms in dogs, which can be deadly if left untreated.
Why do I have a mosquito problem?
Although the cold winters get rid of them, mosquitoes become a big problem during the warmer months. Our humid summers provide the perfect conditions for these pests to breed and thrive. Factors such as shade, standing water, and food sources attract mosquitoes to some properties more than others. If you have a lot of mosquitoes in your yard, it could be because of the following:
- Tall grass, overgrown foliage, a lot of trees, and yard clutter
- Ponds, pools, birdbaths, organic debris, compost piles, drainage issues, and items that catch rainwater
- Flowering plants, gardens, and fruit trees
Below you can find out how to make your property less attractive to mosquitoes.
Where will I find mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes are most often found around stagnant water and in shaded areas because they need stagnant water to breed, laying their eggs on the water's surface. They also need shade to survive because they become dehydrated in sunlight. As mentioned above, standing water on a residential property can include water features, collected rainwater, compost piles, and more.
How do I get rid of mosquitoes?
Get rid of your mosquito problem with our assistance. At Tim's Pest Control, we provide professional mosquito control and prevention, which starts with assessing the property for standing water. Your technician will check the ground for areas that can hold water and other things that can be a source of stagnant water.
We will install In2care systems, which help trap mosquitoes, keeping them away and allowing you to enjoy your yard again. This service provides monthly system maintenance to ensure they are working effectively. Give us a call at Tim's Pest Control to learn more about our local service areas and how we can assist with pests in your Norwalk business or home!
How do I prevent mosquitoes in the future?
Along with professional mosquito control services, you should reduce or eliminate standing water and shaded areas on your property for the most effective results. This step should include properly treating pools, ponds, and landscaping. Remove anything that can hold rainwater, keep gutters clear of debris, and fill in ground holes. Keep your yard maintained by regularly mowing the lawn, trimming bushes, and removing debris.
Reach out to our team at Tim's Pest Control for more information on mosquito control and prevention.