Harmful Charactertistics Of Mosquitos

Why are mosquitos such a problem?

Here's Why:
A mosquito bite can feel like a light sting. After the bite, there may be itchiness and redness. The more you scratch at the bite, the redder it can become and the more tissue damage you can do. Mosquitoes will bite you from head to toe. There are several home remedies for a mosquito bite. Some people prefer home remedies like oatmeal or calamine, and others would rather stick to the over the counter options such as store-bought creams and anti-itch ointments.

Mosquitoes are a vector which means they can carry and transmit disease. Mosquitoes have been proven to carry malaria, yellow fever, West Nile virus and other diseases and have been recorded to harm humans more than any animal, about 700,000 per year to be exact. Pest Proof Pest Management specializes in keeping those pesky mosquitos away from you, your family and your home.



How To Take Action Against Mosquitos

Looking for a solution to your mosquitos problem?

This Is How To Deal With Mosquitos
You can deter mosquitos in a few ways. You can go to the store and purchase sprays for your yard and bug zappers, repellent bracelets, you can buy creams and spray you can apply to your skin, but like all over the counter solutions, they are a temporary deterrent. If you are camping, it would be wise to invest in a mosquito net for your tent. Please take note of the products you use; some products will not work as well as others. Some of the products don't work at all.

Mosquitoes are also known to be drawn by certain colors and less attracted by others. The colors that seem to turn off mosquitoes are white, olive, khaki and beige; while colors like black, red or articles of clothing with floral designs tend to attract the mosquitoes. Also if you know it is a time of the year that mosquitoes are out, it would be a good move to wear long sleeves. We aren't saying that wearing these colors and long sleeves will keep you from getting bit, but it will certainly help decrease the chances.

Getting rid of your mosquito problem is a constant task, especially during warmer weather and climate. We here at Pest Proof Pest Management will help you with your mosquito issue. We offer environmentally friendly solutions that we can apply monthly to help keep those annoying mosquitoes away. The sooner that you start, the better. Keep those mosquitoes away from your home with the help of our pest control company.

General Information About Mosquitos

Mosquitoes, Spanish for small flies, are considered ancient insects like the cockroach. The earliest traces of mosquitoes can date back as far as 226 million years. If you have been camping or lived in Virginia for any amount of time, then we are sure you have encountered these insects and have felt their poke. The smaller mosquitos can be more of a nuisance than the bigger ones because you can't see them half the time. Either way, the mosquito "bite" is very irritating and can carry diseases. Mosquitoes are considered vector, meaning they can carry and transmit disease.

Mosquitoes go through the same life cycle as a fly; egg, larva, pupa and adult. Depending on the environment, the growth cycle can take five days to 2 weeks. The female mosquito lays her eggs on calm water surfaces. When the eggs hatch, the larvae feed on algae and organic material.

What do Mosquitoes call home? Mosquitoes can be found living in brush, tall grass and weeds, located in the areas near inhabited areas. They want to be near their food source. If there is stagnant water around or near your home, you will find mosquitoes. This stagnant water can be anywhere from empty cans to old tires. In these stagnant waters is where mosquitoes like to breed and lay their eggs. If you feel you have a mosquito problem, please feel free to contact us.

How To Identify Mosquitos

Mosquitoes are made up of a head, thorax and abdomen. The head is where the sensory and feeding tube is. The thorax contains wings and six legs and the abdomen houses the digestive system of the mosquito. Mosquitoes use antennas and their eyes to look for food. There are several species of mosquitoes so each may have a unique look. They range in colors, brown, black, white and some have stripes. It can be tough to tell which type of mosquito is living around your home. Pest Proof Pest Management is at your service to help you with your mosquito problem.