Why You Need Mosquito Control
Not only are mosquitos a familiar and obnoxious pest to deal with, but they also have the potential to carry dangerous viruses such as Zika, West Nile, Yellow Fever, and others.
Things To Know
Knowing something about mosquito development will assist your efforts in prevention. From egg to adult all mosquito species go through four distinct stages.
- Egg – hatches when exposed to water. (Even the lid of a water bottle!)
- Larva – this alien-looking worm stage lives in water, some species “swim” up to breathe air.
- Pupa – non-feeding stage just before emerging as adult.
- Adult – Adult emerges and flies as soon as its wings dry.
The first three stages occur in water, but the adult is an active flying insect. The female mosquito requires a blood meal to lay eggs, (usually from 100-200) she will deposit them near water, soil, or moist cool areas. Eggs may survive in dry conditions for months until they receive enough moisture to hatch.
From egg to adult is 2-3 weeks depending on the available moisture. For this reason, a timed, recurring treatment control strategy is required.
As the homeowner, your partnership with us helps reduce the mosquito population around your property. Careful inspection for any standing water is a great first start.
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Walk your property with your West technician. We have experienced people to assist you!
- Tarps covering outdoor furniture, trailers or boats.
- Plies of leaves, firewood, clogged French drains.
- Clogged rain gutters, empty containers or debris.
- Overgrown garden areas, unused yard toys.
- Pool covers, standing water areas of the lawn.
All these areas provide a breeding area for mosquitoes to thrive! Let West help!
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Protect your Family from Disease Carrying Mosquitos
West offers various treatment plans to help control mosquitos before they become a problem. Talk with a mosquito control expert today to schedule a free inspection.
West pest control technicians are the best in the business. Our certified technicians receive extensive training as well as background checks and drug testing before they’re ever considered for employment.
Pet Health Concerns
Protect your pets! West plays an important part in your family’s health and well-being. Mosquito Control will help care for your four-footed family members!
How do dogs contract heartworms?
Only by the bite of an infected mosquito. There’s no other way dogs get heartworms. … Heartworm disease has been reported in all 50 states. Although no application will eradicate all mosquitoes, a consistent program will reduce pest populations! Let West help!