Mosquitoes

What do mosquitoes look like?

Mosquitoes are small winged insects. They’re typically about ½” long. They have very thin and long legs and a single set of wings. They tend to be grayish in color with some iridescent light blue and green.

Are mosquitoes dangerous?

Mosquito bites can be dangerous and sometimes deadly. An average mosquito bite is a nuisance: red, raised, and itchy. But, when diseases like EEE, Zika, and West Nile virus are around, that bite becomes deadly. And if you have pets, a mosquito bite can bring heartworm.

Where are the mosquitoes coming from?

Mosquitoes are drawn to standing water. Female mosquitoes must lay their eggs in water, so they seek these places out. Birdbaths, dog bowls, clogged drains, and naturally-occurring low areas where water pools are some of the places you’ll find mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are also attracted to people who are sweating–so if you’re playing outside you’re more apt to get bitten.

How long do mosquitoes live?

A single female will typically lay 100-200 eggs in her 2 month life span. Given this, mosquitoes can get out of hand quickly.

How do I get rid of mosquitoes?

There are ways to greatly reduce the number of mosquitoes on your property, but there is no way to eliminate them entirely outdoors. Debug has a range of mosquito control solutions to help you greatly reduce the number of mosquitoes on your property. Debug can help reduce breeding sites, provide larval control, and work to reduce the adult mosquito population.

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