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.

Learn More About Mosquitoes

Keeping your pet safe can be a complex operation. While you’ve opened your heart and home to them and made them a part of your family, there are other creatures that you’d much rather stay away. This article will help you identify which pests are dangerous and which are simply nuisances, as well as how […]

Parents depend on schools to be safe, engaging places for their children to learn and grow. This means providing good teachers and challenging coursework — it also means keeping the building safe and clean. Just because schools are a place of learning doesn’t mean they’re immune to infestations. The social atmosphere also makes it easier for students […]

  It’s important to protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes because these pesky insects can carry dangerous diseases. There is no way to know what exactly attracts mosquitoes to some people more than others. Some mosquitoes are attracted to sweat and bacteria, and others are attracted to body odors and carbon dioxide. Mosquitoes are also attracted […]

Get Your Initial Healthy Home Program Service for Just $99*

New residential pest control customers can receive their initial Healthy Home service for just $99* with the purchase of an annual pest control program.

Sign Up for our Introductory Offer

*New residential customers only, with purchase of our annual pest control program. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Single-family dwelling units only. Valid up to 3,999 square feet. The advertised price applies only to the initial service. Additional limitations apply. Not valid for existing pest control customers. Additional charges may apply for homes over 2000 sq ft or German roach. Offer expires 4/30/2024.

This will close in 0 seconds