A mosquito is a tiny flying insect known not only for their diet of blood, but also their ability to leave itchy little bumps on the people they bite. What people might not know is that mosquitoes are considered one of the deadliest creatures on the planet, thanks to their notorious habit of carrying and transmitting infectious diseases as the Zika virus, West Nile virus, malaria, and others. Knowing the risks associated with mosquitos, doesn’t it make sense to hire the service of a professional mosquito pest control and treatment company.
Mosquitoes are all over the world and there are approximately 3,000 known species. They first start to emerge during the spring months when things start to warm up and continues through to the fall. In the greater Richmond, Newport News, and Williamsburg areas, early spring is the best time to have a mosquito pest control and treatment company begin servicing your property.
The favorite time for mosquitos to dine is during dawn and dusk hours. Even you notice mosquito swarms during these times, it is a sign that you should call a local mosquito pest control and treatment company.
In Virginia, the Asian Tiger Mosquito Hunts By Day
If you find that you are being bitten by daytime-biting mosquitoes – rather than during dawn and dusk hours – the culprit is the Asian tiger mosquitos. In Virginia, Asian tiger mosquitoes are one of the most common and widespread mosquitoes. While they generally only bite during the daytime, they will sometimes bite after dark if there is illumination from outdoor lights or they find their way inside your home.
Asian Tiger mosquitos only breed in containers or tree holes and would never be found breeding in puddles, ditches, or ground pools. While a mosquito pest control and treatment company can provide an ongoing mosquito maintenance program, you can help prevent the breeding of Asian tiger mosquitoes by eliminating all standing water in containers on your property. Replace the water in birdbaths and wading pools every week and take an inventory of your yard to identify any items such as buckets, tarps, clogged gutters, toys, tree-holes (e.g., knot-holes), etc., that may be holding water and providing a breeding habitat for these mosquitoes.
If the water stands for less than a week, it will not breed mosquitoes. Only one species of mosquito (the dark rice-field mosquito) can complete its aquatic life cycle in less than seven days. It is not a common mosquito, and it would probably not lay eggs in a puddle that would dry up so quickly. Most mosquito species require standing water for a minimum of 10 to 14 days to complete their development. A professional mosquito pest control and treatment company can help identify the breeding source for any Asian tiger mosquitos you might have.
You’ve probably tried every mosquito repellent available, from zappers to catchers to candles to sprays. While many of these repellents seem to provide temporary relief, unless you use the services of a mosquito pest control and treatment company, mosquitos will eventually find you.
So, why do you seem to be an easy mark for that pesky mosquito? It’s because mosquitoes can sense your presence from far away. When you breathe out, you emit a plume of carbon dioxide that carries on the breeze. In addition, CO2 seeps from your skin.
Mosquitoes are attracted to carbon dioxide as well as the warmth and humidity you’re giving off. They follow the trail, flying in a zigzag pattern, until they find the source. What’s more. they are also attracted to certain chemicals in your sweat. And all that waving and swatting? Mosquitoes love a moving target – it helps them zero in on that spot on your skin where they want to land. The only way to win this mosquito battle for good is with a pest control and treatment plan from a reputable Richmond, Newport News, and Williamsburg company such as Eco Pest Control.
Do I Really Need a Mosquito Pest Control and Treatment Company?
Mosquitoes are active during dusk and dawn (early mornings and late evenings), but not so much during the day. Our Eco Pest Control technicians treat the specific areas to get rid of mosquitoes, covering the exterior of your home, including all of your shrubs and other places where mosquitoes reside and hide during the day. Regular treatments are recommended during the warm months of the year.
With our highly trained exterminators and years of experience treating mosquitos, Eco Pest Control is the company you can trust to protect your home and your yard. Contact us today to find out what plans are best for you and how we can help or schedule a free inspection for mosquito control in the Richmond, Newport News, and Williamsburg areas.
Why Eco Pest Control is the Leading Mosquito Treatment Company in the Richmond, Newport News, and Williamsburg Areas
Mosquitos have you swatting? Rely on Eco Pest Control, the leading mosquito treatment company in the greater Richmond, Newport News, and Williamsburg areas. We give you four reasons why you can trust us to take care of your mosquito problem.
- Our company provides staff with extensive training in the treatment of mosquitos that enables them to solve your most basic mosquito control problems.
- We invest in ongoing education in the treatment and control of mosquitos to ensure we stay abreast of industry advances.
- We offer free mosquito inspections, which comes with a complimentary mosquito control and treatment plan.
- We offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. If you are not fully satisfied, we will come back for free. What else would you expect from the leading mosquito control and treatment company?
Let’s End Malaria Together!
Eco Pest will be donating one net for every mosquito control treatment we provide! Eco Pest is raising money to send protective mosquito nets and other malaria interventions through the Nothing But Nets campaign.
- Virginia.gov: Protect Yourself from Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Such as West Nile Virus
- WebMD: Symptoms and Types of Mosquito-Borne Illnesses
- Environmental Protection Agency: Mosquito Control