Protect your home or business from mosquitoes by learning techniques for identification and control.

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Mosquitoes are a small insect that carries diseases such as malaria, the West Nile virus, and Zika. They are also carriers of dengue fever, chikungunya, and yellow fever. Mosquitoes are not just a nuisance but can be a serious threat to health. There are over 2,500 species of mosquitoes, but the most common type is the Culex mosquito. This type of mosquito lives in damp, shady areas near water and bites primarily at night. The best way to prevent mosquito bites is to stay indoors at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. One way to keep mosquitoes out of your home is to make sure all windows and doors have screens on them. If you are in an area where mosquitoes are a problem, it is important to wear long sleeves and pants, use insect repellent, and make sure all standing water is eliminated.

Why do I have a mosquito problem?

Mosquitoes are attracted to properties that have standing water on them and trees or shrubs around. Standing water is where most species of mosquitoes lay their eggs and where their larvae develop into adults. Mosquito populations are greatly influenced by the weather and other environmental conditions. Mosquito populations boom in the rainy season, especially from August to mid-October. Dry seasons tend to produce fewer mosquitoes. Additionally, both females and males feed on plant nectar and pollen as their main food sources. Properties with a lot of flowering plants and trees can attract large populations of mosquitoes.

How do I prevent mosquito bites myself?

While mosquito control is focused on reducing mosquitoes in a large area, protecting yourself from bites individually helps to limit your potential exposure to viruses. This is important if you will be visiting a place where mosquitoes are ubiquitous or as an added protection in your household.

Using the best Mosquito Repellant and Killer Coil is the way of protecting yourself from mosquito bites.

Get rid of mosquitoes with Ecoscience

Mosquito treatment is usually an integrated effort involving source reduction and the use of chemical control products when needed. Since mosquitoes develop in water, source reduction targets and eliminate water sources favorable for mosquito breeding. While source reduction is the more effective long-term approach to mosquito treatment, the mosquito treatment plan may require using chemical products to supplement source reduction.

The mosquito treatment plan begins with hiring Ecoscience to conduct a thorough property inspection and identify the kind of mosquitoes causing problems. Once the inspection and identification are complete, the Ecoscience professional will prepare a mosquito treatment plan that provides recommendations and assistance for both source reduction and necessary chemical product use. Contact us today!

How can I prevent mosquitoes in the future?

In addition to our professional pest control services, the following tips can help to prevent problems with mosquitoes on your property:

-Repair or replace windows, -Have your house properly netted, and have door screens to keep mosquitoes out of your home.

-Keep gutters clean so they can direct water away from your home’s exterior.

-Reduce standing water on your property.

-Remove excess debris from your property.

-Keep doors and windows closed as much as possible.

-Limit the number of flowering plants planted near your home's exterior.