A-1 Specializes in Pest Control of Mosquitos

Mosquitos are an especially pesky pest. Female mosquitos bite and use the blood from humans and animals as a source of nutrients to produce eggs. Along with itching, bites can produce an allergic reaction and can be the vehicle for disease transmission. Are mosquitos bugging you? Talk to one of our experts about mosquito treatment and prevention.

What do Mosquitos eat?

Male mosquitos are vegetarians that feed on nectar and plant juices. While female mosquitos have a similar diet, they also eat blood from humans and animals to nourish their bodies for growing eggs. Blood contains amino acids and proteins, creating the perfect prenatal supplement.

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    Mosquito CONTROL

    One of the essential factors of mosquito control plans is to reduce their habitat. Locating areas that could serve as a potential habitat and removing existing habitats where larvae are already can substantially minimize mosquito populations. If you have concerns about mosquitos near your home or business, call A-1 Bonded Termite today at 714-502-9230. Our experts offer fast-action pest control for mosquitos, as well as long-term solutions and prevention recommendations.

    Inspect

    A-1 Pest Control thoroughly inspects your property to properly establish what pests we are dealing with, and their colony size.

    Target

    Once the pest is isolated we find ways to effectively remove the pest from your living area.

    Eliminate

    Once your pests are eliminated, we ensure  they don’t come back.

    MOSQUITO PREVENTION TIPS

    Some at-home methods of preventing mosquitos include:

    • Remove any standing or stagnant water.
    • Remove items that may capture freshwater from rain.
    • Cover up! Wear shoes that cover your feet and lightweight light-colored clothing to cover your arms and legs when possible.
    • Check screens for rips and tears, and repair if needed.
    • Use candles or lanterns that contain repellents, and place them strategically.
    • Use insect repellents. Click here to see a list of recommended repellent ingredients from the CDC.

     

    If mosquitos around your home or business are a concern, call A-1 Bonded Termite or fill out the form on our contact page to schedule an inspection. Our team of pest control experts will create a mosquito prevention plan for you and notify you about anything that may be attracting them to your property.

    THE MOSQUITO

    Mosquitos have four distinct stages of their live-cycle; egg, larva, pupa, and adult. The amount of time spent in each stage can vary depending on temperatures and species. Some mosquitos adapt to go through their entire life cycle in as little as a few days. Others can live up to a month. Females lay up to 200 eggs at the same time, which typically hatch within 48-hours.

    LEGS

    6
    COLOR

    Usually gray with white, green, silver or iridescent blue scales, and white stripes along their abdomen

    BODY SHAPE

    Slender body with long legs and a long nose

    ANTENNAE

    Yes

    (Hairy/Fuzzy Antennae)

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    MOSQUITO ACTIVITY & HABITAT

    Mosquitos can survive in just about any environment. However, these insects do not favor cold weather. Most mosquito activity begins once the outdoor temperature reaches around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. As the temperature continues to rise throughout the summer months, mosquito volume increases with it. Most species throughout the United States achieve peak activity levels during the dusk hours of hot summer months. 

    Mosquitos prefer to live in marshes, forests, tall grass, tall brush, grass, and weeds near inhabited buildings. They also like it when the ground is wet for at least part of the year. Mosquitos are attracted to areas with standing freshwater because they need it to reproduce and complete their life cycles.

    PEST THREAT LEVEL

    10/10
    Along with being a pesky nuisance, mosquitos can infect humans and other animals with dangerous diseases. West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, Dengue, Malaria, and Yellow Fever are some of the most threatening diseases transmitted by mosquitos.

    Mosquitos are considered vectors, which means that they can spread infections and viruses between animals and humans or from one person to another. The World Health Organization reports that “Vector-borne diseases account for more than 17% of all infectious diseases, causing more than 700,000 deaths annually.” Many of these diseases are preventable through protective measures.

    Mosquito bites can produce an allergic reaction. Most symptoms of mosquito bite allergies are not inherently dangerous, though symptoms can be more severe and threatening.

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