Mosquito Pest Control
Mosquitoes are certainly a nuisance pest, but they can pose a big health risk as well. Effective mosquito control requires the help of a licensed mosquito pest control company, such as Loyal Termite & Pest Control.
Our mosquito control methods will keep you and your family safe from mosquitoes year-round.
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Mosquito Removal Process
- A full inspection of the exterior of your property to locate and treat the areas where mosquitoes love to breed, especially areas with standing water.
- Treatment in these areas with professional mosquito control products specially designed to control and treat mosquito larvae for extended periods of time.
- In addition, we will also apply a residual mosquito treatment around your property to control mature biting mosquitoes.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Mosquitoes
Only female mosquitoes bite, and they do so to draw blood, which provides them with the nutrients that they need to lay eggs. Mosquitoes sustain themselves on a diet of mostly nectar, honeydew, and plant sap.
In North America, most of our native species of mosquitoes are incapable of transmitting dangerous diseases, but some species of mosquitoes are known to carry life-threatening diseases like malaria, Zika virus, and Dengue. Ask your local mosquito exterminators for help identifying the mosquitoes in your area.
Anopheles mosquitoes spread malaria to humans. Anopheles mosquitoes are native to Virginia, but fortunately for us, this disease is rare in the United States. We report about 2,000 cases of malaria a year, most of which belong to travellers visiting tropical or subtropical climates.
No. The mosquito’s digestive system doesn’t provide the right environment for the HIV virus to replicate. If a mosquito draws blood from a human infected with HIV or AIDS, the virus will die inside the mosquito’s body. Additionally, when a mosquito draws blood, it replaces the blood with saliva, which does not transmit HIV. There is no exchange of blood during a mosquito bite.
Several qualities play into mosquitoes’ preferences for a host, including your internal temperature, your natural scent, and the concentration of carbon dioxide in the air you exhale. Some scientists believe that people with Type O blood are more susceptible to bites, although more research needs to be done for us to have an accurate understanding of the relationship between blood type and mosquito bites.
In some ways, yes. Like many other insects, mosquitoes use the moon as a navigational device, so certain sources of dimmer light may throw off their orientation. However, mosquitoes aren’t attracted to ultraviolet (UV) light, so the “bug lights” that you see in the store won’t do any good in warding off mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes lay their eggs on top of still water. A female mosquito can lay up to around 300 eggs in one reproductive cycle – these eggs float together like a little raft on top of the water, and hatch within the next few days. Mosquitoes will lay their eggs on any source of standing water they can find, so ponds, pools, bird baths, clogged gutters, tarps, and many more places in your backyard can serve as suitable breeding grounds.
There are several different kinds of mosquito repellent. These include:
- DEET and other mosquito sprays
- Mosquito netting
- Barrier systems
- Mosquito misting
- Citronella candles and essential oils
All of these options work differently and are suitable for varying degrees of a mosquito problem. To find out which option works best for your property, ask your local mosquito control experts.
Best Mosquito Exterminators
Even after you’ve done all you can to prevent them, you’re still dealing with large numbers of mosquitoes in your yard. What do you do now? Mosquito control can be a complex, lengthy process and each infestation requires a unique approach.
At Loyal Termite & Pest Control, we are dedicated to using the best mosquito control techniques that are safe for you and your family. Contact our mosquito exterminators today to learn more!
Mosquito Exterminators, Control & Removal in Virginia
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