What is a Mosquito?
Mosquitoes range in size from about 3/8 to 1/2 an inch in length have slender legs and scaly wings. Female mosquito mouthparts form a long piercing-sucking proboscis while male mosquitoes do not have the ability to pierce skin. In our area there are about 50 mosquito species and these pests are often considered the unofficial “state bird”.
Why Do I Have Them?
Mosquitoes are attracted to standing water and warmer summer weather. Pools, birdbaths and feeders as well as clogged gutters are ideal for breeding purposes. Female mosquitoes suck human and animal blood and will fly several miles for a blood meal. Male mosquitoes, on the other hand, feed on plant nectar and other sugar sources.
Are They Dangerous?
Mosquitoes are nuisance pests that can ruin an outdoor event very quickly. More importantly they can be dangerous for people. They are known transmitters of several diseases and health conditions, including West Nile Virus and encephalitis.
How Do I Get Rid of Mosquitoes?
Getting rid of mosquitoes is virtually impossible. However reducing breeding sites and treatment can greatly reduce the number of mosquitoes around your property. Plunkett’s Pest Control can provide relief from mosquitoes, especially for a special outdoor event you may be planning. Our environmentally safe material applied to the lawn and shrubs lasts from several days to two weeks, even if it rains.
Can I Do it Myself?
Do-it-yourself mosquito treatments and products are not usually effective and may only eradicate a few of the mosquitoes on your property. They may also contain pesticides that can be harmful to people and pets if they are misused or mixed improperly.
How Soon Can You Get Here?
At Plunkett’s Pest Control, our goal is to help you in the shortest time possible, causing you the least inconvenience while eliminating your mosquito problems in the most cost effective manner. We make every effort to be with you the same or very next day.
How Can I Prevent Mosquitoes in the Future?
Preventing mosquitoes is an impossible task but measures like removing standing water around your property can help discourage these annoying pests. For help with your mosquito problems contacting Plunkett’s Pest Control is the best solution.