Mosquito Identification Guide

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What are mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are small fly-like insects that are weak flyers and are easy to squish. But that doesn't mean that these pests don't mean business. Mosquitoes in your home are pests that make spending time outside your home difficult. While you are trying to enjoy your morning coffee, a day at the park, or an evening by the lake, mosquitoes can make it impossible to enjoy yourself.

Mosquitoes are a type of true fly and have two wings covered in scales, a narrow oval-shaped body, antennae, and long legs that hang down when they are in flight. They also have an extended mouthpart (proboscis) that they use to feed on liquids like plant nectar and blood. 

Are mosquitoes dangerous?

Despite their small size, mosquitoes are among the world's most dangerous creatures. Not only do mosquito bites leave behind red, itchy, raised welts, they spread serious diseases and parasites. Females consume blood meals in order to get the protein needed to develop viable eggs.

Mosquitoes spread significant diseases to people in the United States, including the West Nile virus. They also are carriers of parasitic heartworms that they will spread to our pets. Putting your dogs on a year-round heartworm preventative under the guidance of their veterinarian is key to preventing them from becoming infected by this fatal parasite.

Why do I have a mosquito problem?

Mosquitoes are most problematic when the temperature is above 80 degrees, which is why these pests thrive during the summer. They are most attracted to properties near areas of standing or stagnant water. Properties with or near pools, ponds, drainage ditches, heavily wooded areas, or fields are prone to large populations of mosquitoes.

Where will I find mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes gather around areas of standing water. In our yards, mosquitoes can become a problem around bird baths, wading pools, clogged gutters, containers, potted plants, gardens, and low-lying areas.

While mosquitoes like properties with standing water, they also like properties that provide areas for them to rest during the heat of the day. Mosquitoes hide out in tall grass, shrubs, under trees canopies, in overgrown landscaping, and under decks.

How do I get rid of mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are difficult pests to control. If you are experiencing problems with mosquitoes on your Oklahoma, Kansas, or Arkansas property, let the professionals at BugBros Pest Control help. We take pride in offering the consistent and convenient services needed to eliminate pests and prevent them from returning. We dedicate ourselves to providing our customers with a pest-free environment that can be enjoyed by family and friends. We kill bugs and create #CrazyHappyCustomers!

How can I prevent mosquitoes in the future?

Let the professionals at BugBros in conjunction with our helpful prevention tips help you avoid problems with mosquitoes:

  • When spending time outside, use an appropriate mosquito repellent.
  • Dump out water that has collected in containers on your property. Make sure to then store the containers upside down.
  • Keep gutters and downspouts free of debris that allows rainwater to collect in them.
  • Remove hiding spots for mosquitoes by keeping the grass cut short, cutting back overgrown landscaping, and cleaning up clutter in your yard.
  • Plant things like citronella grass, lavender, and catnip near your home. They are unpleasant to mosquitoes and can help to deter them.
  • If at all possible, avoid spending time outside when mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk.
  • Repair tears in screens to keep mosquitoes out of your home. Leave doors and windows closed as much as possible.

For more information about our mosquito control services, reach out to BugBros today. We would love to work with you to ensure that your residential or commercial property is free of mosquitoes and other pests!

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