How to get rid of Mosquitoes
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Your families health is important to you. Protecting them from viruses and other blood transmitted disease is very important. Many mosquitoes leave behind annoying bites that itch for a few day. However, some of them are also biting Possums and other local rodents, even farm animals that you wouldn't usually think of. Then they come flying by your house and land on your children or friends.
Prevent that from happening. Let RGV Bugbusters give your entire property a Mosquito treatment. We eliminate the existing mosquitoes, kill off their eggs while pointing out potential breeding areas and how to prevent them from remaining, and our treatment can kill incoming Mosquitoes, looking for a new home or breeding ground.
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Types of Mosquitoes
One of the best-known summer pests, mosquitoes breed in stagnant water or soft soil. There are about 170 different kinds of mosquito species in North America alone.
Varies; mostly gray with white, silver, green or iridescent blue scales
1/4 - 3/8 inch long
Found throughout U.S.
Mosquitoes hunt for food by detecting body heat and the carbon dioxide humans exhale. However, only female mosquitoes suck our blood. Male mosquitoes feed on plant nectars.
Mosquitoes can breed in any form of stagnant water, including ponds, marshes, floodwaters, storm drains, old tires and water in tree holes.
Mosquitoes are vectors of numerous diseases including malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, encephalitis and West Nile virus - a disease that has become a serious concern in the U.S. in recent years. Signs of West Nile virus include common flu-like symptoms. In extreme cases, symptoms include high fever, head and body aches, worsening weakness, confusion and even coma. Practicing mosquito management when outdoors can help reduce the risk of disease from bites.
Culex Mosquito Prevention
Mosquito control begins with eliminating areas of standing water around the property such as flowerpots, birdbaths, grill covers and baby pools. Homeowners should also screen all window and doors, repairing even the smallest hole. Another mosquito management tip is to minimize outside activity between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. For stronger mosquito treatment, people should use an insect repellent containing DEET on exposed skin and wear long pants and sleeves to prevent mosquito bites when outdoors.
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Asian Tiger Mosquitoes
What is an Asian Tiger Mosquito?
Asian tiger mosquitoes, also known as forest mosquitoes, are an exotic species that get their "tiger" name from the single white stripe down the center of their head and back. Originally from Southeast Asia, this daytime-biting insect can transmit harmful diseases like Zika virus, West Nile virus, Chikungunya and dengue fever.
White and black striped legs and body
Long, segmented body with a pair of wings
About 1/8” (2-10 mm)
All, but primarily the southern regions
What do Asian Tiger Mosquitoes look like?
Asian tiger mosquitoes are black with silvery white markings. The best way to identify this species is by the single median silver-white stripe from its head down the center of its back, as well as its striped black and white legs. As with all mosquito species, the antennae of the males in comparison to female is noticeably bushier and contains auditory receptors to detect the characteristic buzz of the female.
Signs of an Infestation
Signs of mosquito activity include the buzzing of the females and presence of their bites on the skin, which people have various reactions to, ranging from mild irritation to intense inflammation and swelling. Another telltale sign of a mosquito problem would be the presence of immature mosquitoes in standing water.