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    Mosquitoes

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Mosquito Control & Prevention

Mosquito control often means spraying yourself with sticky, smelly mosquito repellent, but that's not always necessary. In select markets we offer a mosquito treatment plan to relieve the need to stay indoors. In addition to our mosquito control service, we want to make sure you know how to help prevent your yard from becoming a breeding ground.

Follow these tips to make your yard less inviting.

  • Gutters: Clear debris from roof gutters.
  • Bird Baths: Change water weekly.
  • Trash/Recycling bins: Prevent water build up.
  • Faucets/hoses: Fix any leaks.
  • Tarps: Empty water collected from around the yard.

Mosquito Facts

  • You're easy to find because they sense carbon dioxide over 100 feet away.
  • Mosquitoes have been around since the Triassic period-400 million years ago.
  • Mosquitoes fly an estimated 1 to 1.5 miles per hour.
  • An average mosquito weighs 2.5 milligrams.
  • Only females bite; males do not need blood for fertile eggs.
  • The itchy welt is caused by their saliva, which prevents blood clotting.
  • Mosquitoes function best between at 80F and cannot function below 50F.
  • There are 2,700 species in the world; 176 of them are found in the US.
  • Some mosquito species can migrate up to 100 miles.
  • Most of their development is in or near the water.