How To Get Rid of Mosquitoes
Mosquito Control FAQs from the professionals at Quality Pest Control
Why do I need to get rid of mosquitoes around my home?
While it’s virtually impossible to avoid mosquitoes completely during the summer months, if you have a mosquito infestation close to your home these pests can quickly go from an irritation to a serious problem. Mosquitoes “bite” humans causing itchy red bumps and can also carry dangerous disease from person to person. If you have a mosquito infestation, professional mosquito control experts need to address the problem at the source so you can get back to enjoying your outdoor spaces.
What diseases to mosquitoes carry?
Mosquitoes carry and transfer numerous viruses and bacterium, some of which can even be fatal. Disease carried by mosquitoes vary widely from region and include malaria, yellow fever, West Nile Virus and the Zika virus. Most of these are relatively rare in our region. Mosquitoes do not spread the HIV virus from person to person.
How do mosquitoes bite humans?
Even though say mosquitoes “bite” humans, they don’t really have teeth. A mosquito has proboscis, a long pointed part of the mouth that pierces the skin of humans and animals. The proboscis both injects saliva (which causes itching) and draws blood. Only female mosquitoes bite feed on human blood. The male mosquito feeds only on plant juices.
Where do mosquitoes live?
Mosquitoes must have water to complete their life cycle, so if you have a mosquito infestation in Omaha, there is likely a nearby water source. Mosquitoes rest grassy areas near homes and other buildings. They breed in stagnant water and standing water which can often be found around homes in buckets, discarded tires, clogged gutters, wading pools, other unintended, artificial containers.
Is spraying for mosquitoes toxic or dangerous?
At Quality Pest Control, your family’s health, comfort, and safety is our number one priority. When it comes to mosquito control, we use professional quality chemicals that are tough on mosquitoes, but low-toxicity to pets and loved ones. We also don’t just “spray” haphazardly for mosquitoes, we offer targeted chemical applications at the source of the problem to minimize the chemical application. We can also offer an inspection and non-chemical solutions such as identifying likely breeding grounds and the source of the infestation to prevent future mosquito control issues in the future.
What can I do to minimize mosquitoes around my home?
Eliminate standing water from places like pet bowls, bird baths, gutters, and tarps. Make sure that tarps, pools or sandboxes aren’t holding standing water, and remove excess grass, leaves, firewood and clippings from yards. You may also need to talk with your neighbors, because a mosquito infestation next door will likely affect you as well.