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Everything You Need To Know About Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are a common type of flying insect found in many areas around the world. There are about 2,700 different species of mosquitoes, but the Anopheles Mosquito is the most common type in our area.

There are many different types of mosquitoes: some live in ponds or swamps, some live in trees and shrubs, some live near lakes and rivers, some live in marshes or wet meadows… and some live in your backyard!

Mosquitoes: A Big Problem?

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  • Female mosquitoes suck our blood.
  • Male mosquitoes feed on plant nectars.
  • They are most active from dusk to dawn and fly up to 14 miles for a blood meal.
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    Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water sources such as storm drains, old tires, children's wading pools, and birdbaths. Remember, they can develop from egg to adult in 10 to 14 days!

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    Mosquitoes are well-known for spreading diseases such as West Nile Virus, malaria, and dengue fever.

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    Eliminate or reduce mosquito breeding sites by replacing all standing water at least once a week. This includes birdbaths, ponds, and unfiltered pools.

    A few good things to know about Mosquitoes that will help you:

    • Mosquitoes are most active from dusk to dawn.
    • Only the Female mosquito "bites" and sucks our blood.
    • Male mosquitoes do not "bite." They feed on plant nectars.
    • Mosquitoes will fly up to 14 miles for a blood meal.
    • Mosquitoes breed in stagnant, standing water sources such as storm drains, old tires, children's wading pools and birdbaths.
    • Mosquitoes can develop from egg to adult in 10 to 14 days.
    • Female mosquitoes can lay a "raft" of 50-300 eggs on the surface of a pond or standing water and hatch within 2–3 days. The female requires a blood meal for every batch of eggs she lays.
    • When a female mosquito "bites," she applies small saliva before drawing blood. The saliva makes penetration of the skin easier and prevents the blood from clotting.
    • The welts that appear after the mosquito "bites" are not a reaction to the wound, but an allergic reaction to the saliva injected to prevent clotting.
    • Female mosquitoes use the CO2 we exhale as their primary cue to our location.
    • Mosquitoes are relatively fragile insects with an adult life span of about two weeks.
    • Mosquitoes are the most formidable transmitters of disease in the animal kingdom and spread diseases such as West Nile Virus & malaria.
    • The Culex Mosquito carries the West Nile Virus and lives and feeds high up (above 6 to 8 feet) in trees where the birds are found. This mosquito does not come down to feed, and as a result, we find birds in every corner of Shelby County infected. However, we have relatively few human cases of West Nile compared to the distribution of the Culex Mosquito.
    • YES, you can take your backyard back from the mosquitoes! Just contact Jamison Pest and Lawn at 901-452-1505 to get the best mosquitoes pest control services

    Best Mosquitoes Control Service

    Preventing mosquitoes is the key to a happy, healthy home. That's why we offer a full range of mosquito prevention services! Mosquitoes can be a nuisance and a serious threat to your health. They can carry diseases like West Nile Virus and Zika, so it's important to take preventative steps to keep them away from your home.

    Our pest control professionals will identify the best course of action for your property, whether that means installing screens on windows and doors or spraying for larvae in ponds and other standing water. We'll even consult with you about what you might want to do in your yard—like adding plants that are known to repel mosquitoes or removing plants that may attract them.

    Just contact Jamison Pest and Lawn at 901-452-1505 today to discuss our Mosquitoes Prevention Program!


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