FAQs About Mosquitoes

Everyone has been annoyed by a mosquito at some time. However, these small insects are still largely misunderstood. Many people know mosquitoes carry diseases but aren’t sure what kind, or how they become infected in the first place. Many people also think that all mosquitoes feed on human blood, but this isn’t true. In order to control mosquitoes around the home, you must first understand them, their life cycle, and what attracts them. Below are some frequently answered questions about mosquitoes, and the answers to them, to help you do just that.

How Do Mosquitoes Get West Nile Virus?

West Nile virus is a flavivirus that originated in eastern Africa but is now prevalent throughout many areas of the world. Typically this virus affects mainly birds, however, there have been epidemics in humans and horses in recent years. Read more…

What Are The Diseases Carried By Culex Mosquitoes?

The Culex mosquito is a type of insect that has many different species considered to be carriers of one or more harmful diseases of birds, humans, and other animals. Read more…

Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted To Carbon Dioxide?

Mosquitoes are attracted to many things. One of those things is carbon dioxide. However, when they flock to it, it’s not really the carbon dioxide they’re after. Instinctively, mosquitoes realize that where there is carbon dioxide, there is an animal host. Read more…

Are Mosquitoes Attracted To UV Lights?

When trying to control mosquitoes around the home, many people purchase devices known as ‘bug zappers’ to kill them. These zappers typically have a UV light that is intended to attract mosquitoes. Read more…

What Are The Simple Ways To Control Mosquitoes In Our Home?

Mosquitoes are not only annoying, but they also carry and transmit serious diseases to their human hosts. As such, it’s important to try and control mosquito populations as best as possible. Read more…

How Many Eggs Does A Mosquito Lay?

Anyone that has had a mosquito infestation knows it’s a huge problem to tackle. This is because mosquitoes produce very quickly, and they produce many eggs at one time. Read more…

What Are Mosquito-Borne Diseases?

Mosquito-borne diseases are illnesses carried and transmitted by mosquitoes. These diseases are caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites. These diseases are of real concern for anyone around mosquitoes. Read more…

Can A Mosquito Bite Affect A Pregnancy?

Due to the fact that mosquitoes carry and transmit so many diseases, a bite can pose a danger to anyone. However, pregnant women should be especially cautious. Read more…

What Mosquito-Borne Diseases Are There In Pennsylvania?

There are many cases of mosquito-borne diseases that have appeared in Pennsylvania. Some of these include Eastern equine encephalitis, chikungunya, and canine heartworm, which is only a threat to dogs. Read more…

Are There Asian Tiger Mosquitoes In Pennsylvania?

The Aedes albopictus, also known as the Asian Tiger mosquito, is native to Southeastern Asia. However, because it is able to breed in shipping containers, warehouses, and distribution ports, it is now found in many parts of the world. Read more…

Does New Jersey Have Black Mosquitoes?

The Asian tiger mosquito is the most common mosquito that bites humans in New Jersey. These mosquitoes got their name due to the fact that their legs have black and white stripes, and they have similar body markings, as well. Read more…

Have More Questions About Mosquitoes? Call Our Pest Control Technicians

Too many homeowners think that while mosquitoes are annoying, they are a part of everyday life and there is nothing that can be done about them. However, mosquitoes carry many diseases and having too many around your home is not only a nuisance but a real health risk.

If you have mosquitoes around your home and would like to know more about getting rid of them, call our pest control experts at Pointe Pest Control. We know how to eliminate mosquitoes from your home and yard, and will offer tips and advice on how to keep them out for good. Call us today at (610) 277-7575 for your free inspection.

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