What are mosquitoes?
One of the most common summer pests in New York, mosquitoes are actually a part of the family of flies and are noted for having the ability to develop from egg to adult within 14 days. Interestingly enough, female mosquitoes are the ones responsible for biting people. That’s because they require a blood-meal in order to breed. Male mosquitoes have no need for blood and instead feed on nectar.
Why are they in my house?
While mosquitoes may access your home through ripped or torn screens or other openings, they are more likely to be a pest outside of the home. If you have standing water present on your property, tall or overgrown grass or if you are located in an area that attracts mosquito activity, then you are likely to have a mosquito problem. Female mosquitoes require a small amount of water in order to lay eggs. Water that has accumulated in gutters, flower pots, buckets, bird baths and kiddie pools as well as other items commonly found in the yard could be attracting mosquitoes.
Are mosquitoes dangerous?
Diseases that mosquitoes are known to spread include but are not limited to: the West Nile Virus, Eastern equine encephalitis and malaria. Mosquito bites are also an unfortunate side effect of having an active mosquito population on your property and may leave an itchy, red welt on the skin.
What does it take to get rid of mosquitoes?
Getting rid of mosquitoes is nearly impossible due to the nature of the pest. You can however, eliminate the conditions that attract them to your property including removing any standing or stagnant water and keeping your lawn trimmed. For help with mosquito control, you can also contact Parkway Pest Services. We offer pest control services for Long Island and our entire service area that are designed to reduce mosquito activity on your property.
How soon can you get here?
At Parkway Pest Services, we are a NY exterminating company that understands that it is important to you to take care of your pest problem as soon as possible; therefore it is important to us, as well. Emergency pest control services 24/7 as well as same day service is available, and in most cases we can be there the very next day.
Is the treatment safe?
Here at Parkway Pest Services, we pride ourselves on being Green Shield Certified and we use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques; meaning treatments are much safer for you and for your family. IPM techniques include far fewer uses of chemicals, using them only as a last resort. Instead, we focus on baiting and the exclusion of pests.
How can I prevent mosquito problems in the future?
Preventing mosquitoes can be nearly impossible given their breeding cycle and the fact that they will travel several miles in order to find a blood-meal. If you are tired of mosquito bites covering you and your family members, contact us today to find out how we can help!