A Blood Sucking Pest: Mosquitos
Introduction to Mosquitos
Almost everyone has had the unpleasant experience of being bitten by a mosquito. Mosquito bites can cause skin irritation through an allergic reaction to the mosquito's saliva - this is what causes the red bump and itching. But a more serious consequence of some mosquito bites may be transmission of certain serious diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and several forms of encephalitis, including West Nile virus. Not only can mosquitoes carry diseases that afflict humans, but they also can transmit several diseases and parasites that dogs and horses are very susceptible to. These include dog heart worms, eastern equine encephalitis and West Nile virus.
Mosquitos in New Jersey
There are about 200 different species of mosquitoes in the United States, all of which live in specific habitats, exhibit unique behaviors and bite different types of animals. Despite these differences, all mosquitoes share some common traits, such as a four-stage life cycle. Different species of mosquitoes prefer different types of standing water in which to lay their eggs. The presence of beneficial predators such as fish and dragonfly nymphs in permanent ponds, lakes and streams usually keep these bodies of water relatively free of mosquito larvae. However, portions of marshes, swamps, clogged ditches and temporary pools and puddles are all prolific mosquito breeding sites. Other sites in which some species lay their eggs include:
- tree holes,
- old tires,
- potted plant trays and saucers,
- plastic covers or tarpaulins and even
- places as small as bottle caps!,
Some of the most annoying and potentially dangerous mosquito species, such as the Asian tiger mosquito, come from these sites.
How Jersey Green Pest Control Treats for Mosquitos
It doesn't matter if your neighbors have a mosquito party going on next door. The Jersey Green Pest Control treatment is a 24 hour a day treatment that lasts for three weeks and kills mosquitos on contact. Our natural pest control products create a line of defense around the perimeter of your yard that ensures no mosquitos can enter. Enjoy your yard once again without the hassle of bug sprays, smelly candles, fly swatters, bug zappers, and all of the other non effective means of controlling mosquitos. Monthly treatments from Jersey Green Pest Control will ensure you have a mosquito free zone to enjoy with your family and friends all summer long.