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Get Rid of Annoying Mosquitoes Near Your Home!

When the warm summer months come in St. Louis, out come those annoying pests called mosquitoes! Mosquitoes are those pesky blood sucking flying insects that no one likes! You can hear them buzzing around, and usually don't see them until it's too late, and they leave a nice itchy, red bump somewhere, or all over your body.

Mosquitoes prefer warm, humid climates, usually near bodies of still water such as lakes, ponds, puddles, or anywhere rain water can collect and sit. In these bodies of water, they lay their eggs until they hatch, and the process starts all over again. The best defense against mosquitoes is to prevent them from breeding and laying their eggs! If you have bird baths, tires, buckets, or anything else where rain water can collect, make sure to empty or replace the water every few days to prevent any eggs from hatching! Also, keep grass, and any other vegetation, around your home or business cut regularly, as adult mosquitoes typically hide and rest there.

Mosquitoes have been around for millions of years, and in fact might be one of the deadliest insects around, as mosquitoes can carry a variety of different diseases such as: Malaria, Zika, West Nile, etc. The diseases typically carried by mosquitos can strongly affect the elderly and young, but can cause problems to just about anyone! If you are concerned about mosquitoes being around your home's yard or even business, then call the Mosquito Control professionals at West County Pest Control. We can help put in preventative measures to keep them at bay and keep your yard free from Mosquitoes! Call Today!

Mosquito Information

Few animals on Earth evoke the antipathy that mosquitoes do. Their itchy, irritating bites and nearly ubiquitous presence can ruin a backyard barbecue or a hike in the woods. They have an uncanny ability to sense our murderous intentions, taking flight and disappearing milliseconds before a fatal swat. And in our bedrooms, the persistent, whiny hum of their buzzing wings can wake the soundest of sleepers.

Appearance

Pale brown with whitish stripes across abdomen; narrow oval shape; 1/4 to 3/8" in length. Females are easily recognized by long thin proboscis, or mouth parts, extending from the head.

Habitat

Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water sources such as storm drains, old tires, children’s wading pools and birdbaths. They are one of the best known and most detested summer pests. Female mosquitoes bite humans and feed on our blood, leaving behind welts and itching bite sites. Mosquito-borne diseases in the United States are on the rise, including chikungunya, encephalitis, and most notably, the potentially fatal West Nile Virus.

Diet

Female mosquitoes feed on our blood. Male mosquitoes feed on plant nectars.
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