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Mosquitoes often pose a more significant threat to our health than any other pest. More than 175 species exist in North America, and at least 60 have been identified as disease carriers. Malaria, yellow fever, encephalitis, and most recently, West Nile virus, can be transmitted via a long beak with piercing mouthparts that feed off unsuspecting living creatures.


Also, did you know that only the female mosquito bites?


Female mosquitoes require the proteins found in blood to develop their eggs. When a female mosquito bites, she uses specialized mouthparts called proboscis to pierce the skin, locate a blood vessel, and feed on the blood. While seemingly bothersome to humans, this process is essential to the mosquito’s reproductive cycle.


Understanding this can be helpful for homeowners in managing mosquito issues. Strategies to reduce mosquito bites can focus on prevention. This may involve eliminating standing water where mosquitoes breed, using mosquito repellents, and implementing protective measures during peak mosquito activity times.


Another fact about mosquitoes is that they must have water to live and breed.

In fact, as little as a thimble full of water can be a potential breeding ground. It is important to remove or change water in items and areas such as:



Mosquito season is highest July through September, but can begin as early as April, and their favorite biting hours are dusk and dawn.


HomeTeam can provide a thorough inspection of your yard and identify potential breeding areas, treat live infestations and recommend a mosquito management plan.


Contact the branch office nearest you to find out how you can help control mosquitoes in your yard.


Signs of a Mosquito Infestation: Are These Pesky Insects Invading Your Space?

While mosquitoes are a common outdoor presence, an infestation i can be a real nuisance. Recognizing the signs early can help you take proactive steps. Here are indicators that mosquitoes might be making themselves too comfortable:

  • Increased Mosquito Bites — If you’re noticing more mosquito bites than usual, especially indoors, it could be a sign of an infestation.
  • Presence of Mosquito Larvae — Stagnant water is a breeding ground for mosquito larvae. Spotting these tiny, wriggling creatures in standing water around your property is a clear sign of mosquito activity.
  • Frequent Mosquito Sightings — If you’re consistently swatting away mosquitoes or encountering them during the daytime, it indicates a potential infestation.
  • Strange Humming Sounds — Female mosquitoes make a distinct humming sound when flying. If you hear an increase in this buzzing, it could be a sign of a mosquito presence.
  • Unexplained Mosquito Nests — While not as evident as bird nests, mosquito eggs can collect in small, hidden areas. Look out for clusters of mosquito eggs in damp corners or near water sources.


Taking swift action is essential if you suspect a mosquito infestation in your area. Start by eliminating standing water around your property, as this is where mosquitoes breed. Ensure windows and doors are properly screened, and consider using mosquito nets.


For comprehensive mosquito control, contact HomeTeam Pest Defense at (877) 461-7378 today.


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Concerned about mosquitoes? Wondering what is the point of mosquitoes or how to kill mosquitoes effectively? HomeTeam Pest Defense has the answers. Contact us now, and let our experts create a customized plan to eliminate mosquitoes for good.

What is the point of mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes, despite their annoying presence, serve a role in ecosystems. They act as pollinators for some plant species, contributing to biodiversity. Additionally, they serve as a food source for various animals, including birds and bats. While they play a part in the natural balance, their propensity for spreading diseases to humans makes managing their population essential.


How to kill mosquitoes?

Effective mosquito control involves a multi-faceted approach. Consider the following tips:

  • Remove Standing Water — Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water. Regularly empty containers, unclog gutters, and fix any water leaks.
  • Use Mosquito Nets — Treated bed nets provide a physical barrier against mosquitoes, especially during sleep.
  • Apply Repellents — Use mosquito repellents on exposed skin to deter them. Look for products containing DEET.
  • Install Screens — Keep windows and doors screened to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.
  • Consider Mosquito Traps — Insect traps can be effective in reducing mosquito populations, while traditional bug ‘zappers’ are not effective at controlling mosquitoes.
  • Hire Professional Pest Control — For persistent problems, seek the help of professionals like HomeTeam Pest Defense. Our experts can assess your situation and provide targeted solutions for effective mosquito control.


Don’t let mosquitoes ruin your peace; trust the professionals to help take back your yard and give you the peaceful environmentyou and your family deserve. Request a quote today to get started!


What are some tips to keep mosquitoes at bay?

  • Wear Protective Clothing — Cover exposed skin with long sleeves and trousers, especially during peak mosquito activity times.
  • Use Mosquito-Repellent Plants — Plants like citronella, lavender, and basil can act as natural mosquito repellents.
  • Secure Trash Containers — Ensure that rubbish bins are tightly sealed to avoid becoming breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
  • Avoid Peak Mosquito Hours — Mosquitoes are most active during dawn and dusk, so try to limit outdoor activities during these times.
  • Do Regular Garden Maintenance — Trim tall grass and remove overgrown vegetation where mosquitoes can hide.


By following these tips and seeking professional help from HomeTeam Pest Defense, you can effectively manage and reduce mosquito populations around your home.

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