What Every Homeowner Needs to Know about Mosquitoes
May 31, 2018
Now that we are heading into mosquito season again, you will want as much information as possible to limit your exposure to them. The most common mosquito in New Jersey is the Asian tiger mosquito. They have a striped black and white pattern on their bodies, a white stripe going down the middle of their head, and white stripes on their legs.
These mosquitoes are very dangerous because they can carry and transmit a plethora of pathogens like the West Nile virus, chikungunya virus, and encephalitis. They feed during the day and are very aggressive biters which make them both dangerous and annoying. The West Nile virus can cause mild symptoms or include fever, headache, body aches, skin rashes, swollen lymph nodes, and a stiff neck. More serious symptoms include sleepiness, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, and even paralysis.
Asian tiger mosquitoes usually find your property attractive if it provides food and a place to breed. Keep in mind only the female mosquito feeds on blood in order to produce eggs, whereas the males eat nectar. They also need water to lay their eggs, which usually is created by rainfall that stands in buckets, wheelbarrows, garbage cans, old tires, clogged gutters, ditches, puddles, or a variety of other things.
It is nearly impossible to completely get rid of all mosquitoes, but with the help of a professional pest control company like Arrow Pest Control in New Jersey, the population can be radically reduced. Our service is called the “Bite Back!” program, and is implemented seasonally when ticks and mosquitoes are most active.
To better help prevent mosquitoes on your property you can help by getting rid of all standing water. You should also remove all debris, including fallen timber from your property and reduce flowering vegetation that is near your home. In addition, fix any damaged window and door screens to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.
So if you are tired of mosquitoes taking over your yard every spring and summer, making it impossible for you, your family, and friends to enjoy your property, you should contact Arrow Pest Control. We use the most up-to-date methods, technology, and equipment to reduce mosquito and tick populations. Once a month from May - September, we will come back to inspect and apply treatments that will create a protective barrier against the mosquitoes and ticks. If you would like more information or you are ready to “bite back,” give us a call at Arrow Pest Control so that you can go out and enjoy your yard and property again without the worry and annoyance of mosquitoes.