Move over, mosquitoes. Not only are these pests a nuisance, but they can leave painful bites on unsuspecting victims. Prevent these tiny vampires from feasting on your employees and customers by identifying their source and using preventive pest control to eliminate the itch left behind by mosquitoes.
While the hum of a mosquito is a clear indicator of mosquito activity, finding the source of these pests is less obvious. Mosquitoes are attracted to warm, moist environments and stagnant bodies of water that are ideal for their breeding grounds. When inspecting your facility for mosquito activity, pay close attention to these areas:
So Long, Suckers!
Once mosquitoes have found their home on your property, they can be difficult to get rid of. That’s why it is important to eliminate any potential attractors and use preventive methods to keep them away for good. Try these proactive methods to protect your business from mosquitoes:
- Remove any bodies of standing water
- Install outdoor “bug” lights
- Seal around air conditioning units
Talk to a pest control professional or download this guide to learn more about mosquitoes and why it is so important to keep them away from your business.
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Common Mosquito-borne Diseases
Mosquitoes are the bane of the spring and summertime. The one aspect that is often not brought up when mentioning these pests is the danger that can be contained within a bite. Mosquitoes are the most important arthropods that affect human health. There are about 100 mosquito-borne diseases that affect humans globally. Here are a few of the most common diseases associated with mosquitoes.
The Life Cycle of a Mosquito
The lifespan of adult mosquitoes is dependent on the species; under natural conditions, they can live from a few days to several months. However, in their life cycle , they undergo a complete metamorphosis, comprised of four different stages: the egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
What are Signs of a Mosquito Infestation
Mosquitoes are often viewed as pesky blood sucking annoyances. Not only are mosquitoes irritating to be around, but they can also be pretty dangerous. Since mosquitoes have the potential to carry a litany of diseases, such as the West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, and malaria to name a few, it is important to control and prevent infestations at the first sign.