Mosquito Control Done Right For Your Pasadena Yard

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Mosquitoes are irritating pests for Pasadena residents. They arrive when the weather’s warm, biting people trying to enjoy the outdoors. In addition to being annoying, some are dangerous. Knowing more about mosquitoes will help you understand why they bite and the trouble they present.

Attempting to eliminate mosquitoes is often time-consuming and ineffective without professional help. Pasadena pest control professionals can significantly reduce the number of these pests on your property and protect you from their bites. Keep reading to learn more about mosquitoes.

About The Mosquito Life Cycle

There are over 3,000 different species of mosquitoes in the world, and they go through a four-stage life cycle. Larvae emerge from eggs and become pupa while they develop into adulthood. These insects emerge from their developmental phases as adults in newly-formed bodies that enable them to fly.

Female mosquitoes in Pasadena lay their eggs in water, which can hatch from a few days to months later. Regardless of when they hatch, they do so when fully submerged. Larvae can become pupae in five days and adults in two or three days.

The first three stages occur in water, and mosquitoes fly when they become adults. Only females bite people and animals, feeding on their blood, but eliminating all mosquitoes can prevent infestations.

Mosquitoes Are The Deadliest Animals In The World

Most mosquitoes are nuisances and don't pose health risks to people. However, some species can spread potentially dangerous pathogens that can cause severe illnesses. Their numbers and ability to spread diseases make them the deadliest creatures on the planet.

It might be surprising to many that mosquitoes are problematic. Their bites usually don’t hurt, only leaving a tiny welt. But there are various diseases spread by mosquitoes, including:

  • West Nile virus
  • Dengue
  • Chikungunya
  • Tularemia

The most concerning illnesses spread by mosquitoes are malaria and the Zika virus. Though not in the United States, nearly half of the world is susceptible to these illnesses through mosquito bites. Some pathogens spread by mosquitoes can lead to encephalitis, meningitis, and microcephaly, potentially making them fatal. The best way to prevent these problems is to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard.

The Hassles With Trying To Control Mosquitoes On Your Own

Many people assume they can control mosquitoes by removing common attractants. Like all pests, mosquitoes invade attractive properties, and limiting these factors can reduce the number around your home. But it's not always easy.

In addition to people, mosquitoes desire standing water to breed and shady yards to protect them from direct sunlight. Some natural ways to keep mosquitoes away include:

  • Clean standing water off of your property
  • Mow your lawn regularly
  • Clear excessive brush or vegetation
  • Replace the water in your water features weekly

The problem is that these pests are tiny, so they don’t need much water or shade. It’s hard to clear your yard enough that mosquitoes can’t benefit. You might continuously remove brush, debris, and water and still have mosquitoes.

Pro Mosquito Control Offers The Best Protection For Your Yard

As you can see, mosquitoes can rapidly reproduce on your property, are potentially dangerous, and are hard to control. For these reasons, calling mosquito control experts in Pasadena is the best way to protect against them. Professionals know how to find these pests, eliminate them, and prevent future problems.

At Accutech Pest Management, our technicians will discover these pests and use the best products to repel mosquitoes from your yard. We can return regularly to retreat to your property during their active months and provide one-time treatments for special events. Call us to learn more about our mosquito services.

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