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Mosquitoes: dangerous pests

Mosquitoes are more than just an annoyance – they are pests that cause painful welts and can carry and transmit disease. In fact, mosquitoes are one of North America’s most dangerous pests. If your outdoor area is favorable for their breeding, they can lay up to 3,000 eggs in a matter of weeks. Females need the iron in blood in order to reproduce, so they feed on humans.

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Why your outdoor space is attracting mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are attracted to carbon dioxide, warmth, and the smell of their host’s skin. Once a female has extracted blood from her host, she needs stagnant fresh water to lay her eggs.

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Survey your yard for mosquitoes

Your yard might be a breeding ground for mosquitoes if you have places that water sits still for up to four days including:

  • Empty cans, buckets, trashcans, flower pots, and other containers

  • Food or water dishes for pets

  • Clogged gutters, storm drains, or rain basins

  • Unattended ponds, birdbaths, plastic pools, or other ornamental water features
mosquitoes smarter home & yard

Survey your yard

Your yard might be a breeding ground for mosquitoes if you have places that water sits still for up to four days including:

· Empty cans, buckets, trashcans, flower pots, and other containers
· Food or water dishes for pets
· Clogged gutters, storm drains, or rain basins
· Unattended ponds, birdbaths, plastic pools, or other ornamental water features

DIY vs. Professional mosquito removal

The extent of a mosquito infestation and the treatment you need depends on multiple factors including the severity of the mosquito infestation and your personal preferences. If you have a large mosquito population in your home or yard and are unable to effectively control it on your own, it’s probably more beneficial to hire an exterminator.

Mosquito specialist

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  • Professional training and experience in identifying and eliminating mosquito infestations will allow for a more effective removal.

  • Save time as a professional exterminator can quickly assess and take the necessary steps to eliminate the mosquitoes.

  • Can handle hazardous chemicals and use them in a safe and effective manner, reducing the risk of exposure to dangerous chemicals for you and your family.

  • They can provide a guarantee that the infestation has been eliminated.
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  • Exterminators may use hazardous chemicals to get rid of mosquitoes, which can pose a risk to human health and the environment.

  • Limited control: By hiring an exterminator, you are relying on their expertise and methods, and you may have limited control over the products used to eliminate the mosquitoes.

  • Hiring an exterminator can be more expensive than doing it yourself, especially for larger infestations.