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Mosquito Identification & Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions About Mosquitoes

What are mosquitoes?


Mosquitoes are a type of fly that belong to the scientific classification of Culicidae. There are many different species of mosquitoes found around the world, but only a handful of mosquito types act as pests to humans across the United States. Most mosquitoes appear similar with their wings, elongated mouthpieces, and slender bodies, though different species will be more active at varying times during the day.

Are mosquitoes dangerous?

Though many individuals may consider mosquitoes as nothing more than nuisance pests, these small insects can be pretty dangerous. Bites from mosquitoes can be itchy but may also trigger allergic reactions or transfer bacteria and illnesses. Serious diseases you can get from mosquitoes include the Zika virus, West Nile virus, yellow fever, and malaria.

It’s important to note that not every mosquito that bites you will have picked up a disease, but the more encounters you have with mosquitoes, the higher chances you will receive a bite that leads to health problems.

Why do I have a mosquito problem?

If you’re noticing a mosquito problem starting up, chances are you have many of the factors that attract these pests on display around your property. Access to standing water is one of the biggest mosquito attractants, as standing water is where they lay their eggs, but shady areas and lots of flowers to feed on are also prime mosquito draws.

Where will I find mosquitoes?

You can find mosquitoes outside, hiding around overgrown, shady, and moist areas, near pools of standing water, or inside structures looking for humans or animals to bite. They often gather in large numbers around their breeding areas, and once on your property, they can be difficult to eradicate without professional assistance.

How do I get rid of mosquitoes?

To get rid of mosquitoes in the most reliable, safest way possible, reach out to our team at Accutech Pest Management. We offer routine mosquito control plans or one-time services during mosquito season that help keep mosquitoes at bay, no matter what. With our help, you can reclaim your property from these buzzing pests in no time.

How can I prevent mosquitoes in the future?

Help keep mosquito populations down on your property by following these tips to deter infestations.

  • Cut back long grass and overgrown foliage in addition to removing woodpiles or piles of debris around outdoor areas, as these are all prime mosquito harborage spaces.
  • Remove all pools of standing water from your property, making sure to be thorough, as it only takes a tiny amount for mosquitoes to lay their eggs.
  • Utilize larvicide in water features such as bird baths or install filters that keep water moving and prevent mosquito breeding.
  • Make sure window and door screens around your property are unbroken and install weatherstripping to totally mosquito-proof interior areas.
  • Plant mosquito-repellent plants around outdoor areas, such as citronella grass, lavender, and marigolds, to ward off infestations of mosquitoes.
  • Wear long-sleeved clothes and pants, and apply a mosquito repellent when possible as you spend time outdoors to decrease your chances of mosquito bites.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to Accutech Pest Management for home pest control to further help with mosquito populations and keep these dangerous pests far away from your property.

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