many mosquitoes on insect net wire screen close up on house window


Mosquitoes are considered summer’s most dangerous pest. Surprisingly, they can remain active as long as the temperature is above 60, yikes! Not to mention that they can spread diseases like Zika Virus, for example.

We take mosquitoes very seriously, and so should you.


Key Features

  • Very small
  • Brownish-black in color
  • Unique wing venation
  • Long thin mouth parts
Mosquito and Eggs

Breeding Sites

  • Aquatic environments capable of retaining water for 5 or more days
  • Elevator pits
  • Drains
  • Basements and sub-basements

How to Prevent Mosquito Infestations

  • Eliminate or reduce mosquito-breeding sites around the home. This includes birdbaths, flowerpots, grill covers, baby pools, unopened swimming pools, tires and other objects where water collects.
  • Remove unneeded vegetation or trash from around any source of standing water that cannot be changed, dumped or removed.
  • Screen windows, doors, and other openings with fine mesh, sealing around all screen edges and keeping doors and windows shut to prevent entry.
  • Use mesh that is 18X18 strands per inch, or finer.
  • Minimize outside activity between dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. But, also take proactive measures during the day to protect against daytime biters, like the Asian tiger mosquito the main carrier of Zika.
  • When outdoors, wear long-sleeve shirts, long pants, socks and shoes.
  • Use an insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon-eucalyptus on exposed skin whenever outdoors.

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