What are Mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes are insects belonging to the family Culicidae, which is the scientific name for these tiny flying insects. Determined to disrupt your summer fun, they are known for their long, thin proboscis (nose-like structure) which is used to suck blood from their hosts. The result is an irritating itchy bite on your skin.
What Do Mosquitoes Eat?
Like a vampire, the female mosquito feeds on blood, your blood. The male mosquito feeds on plant nectar and other sugars.
Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Humans?
It’s not just humans, female mosquitoes will also feed on other animals to obtain the protein and iron necessary to produce their eggs.
They are singularly focused on reproduction and your blood is a means to that end.
How Many Times Can One Mosquito Bite You?
Female mosquitoes will continue to bite until she is full. You can get multiple bites from one mosquito.
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Are Mosquitoes Dangerous?
Mosquitoes are well known throughout the world for their effectiveness in transmitting diseases like malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and West Nile virus to humans and pets. Though many advancements have been made in the medical treatment of these diseases, mosquitoes remain the most medically important arthropod vectors of disease.
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How Can I Prevent Mosquito Bites?
Some ways to prevent mosquito bites include:
- Wearing long sleeves and pants.
We all know how fun that is in the summer months!
- Using insect repellant.
If you love that smell!
- Or simply staying indoors during peak bite times.
Yes, during the best times to enjoy your patio, mosquitoes are chasing you indoors!
A more effective way to prevent bites is to call a pest control professional to treat your property and reduce the population. You will also want to address problems like standing water.
Your licensed Croach® technician will help you identify conducive conditions to further reduce mosquito activity on your property.
How Do Mosquitoes Reproduce?
Mosquitoes find standing water with the nutrients for the larvae to feed on and lay the eggs there.
After hatching, the mosquito larvae will mature into adults in about 10 days.
How Long Do Mosquitoes Live?
The lifespan of a mosquito varies depending on the specific species, but most live from 2-4 weeks as adults.
In one summer, multiple generations of mosquitoes will call your yard home.
A professional service plan from Croach® will disrupt this cycle and greatly reduce the population.
How Do I Get Rid of Mosquitoes?
Using a pest control company like Croach® is your best defense against nuisance pests like mosquitoes. With regular mosquito pest control treatments from Croach®, your home will maintain a barrier around it to keep pests out; and if they do appear between services, we will re-treat, for free.