Mosquitoes pose a greater threat to man’s health than any other pest. More than 175 species exist in North America and at least 60 of those 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. And did you know that only the female mosquito bites!
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 such items and areas 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 home’s perimeter and identify potential breeding areas, treat live infestations and recommend a mosquito management plan to keep your home pest-free.
Contact the branch office nearest you to find out how you can help control mosquitoes in your yard.
HomeTeam Pest Defense, a leading pest management service, discusses the pesky mosquito and mosquito myths and facts.
Entomologist Russ Horton from HomeTeam Pest Defense, based in Dallas, TX discusses common myths in mosquito prevention and home remedies that really work.
Experts from HomeTeam Pest Defense talk to WFLA in Tampa Bay, FL about mosquitos that can grow to be the size a quarter.
The reddish brown, wingless insects are about the size of an apple seed.
Easy to identify by their wormlike bodies, slender antennae and pairs of legs on most of their body segments.
Cockroaches are typically dark brown in color and as long as 1½-inches in length.
Oh that unmistakable sound... a cricket is hiding somewhere!
Fleas are small, reddish-brown, wingless insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals.
Grasshoppers are known for their long hind legs which they use to make a chirping sound.
June bugs get their name from the time of year they emerge from the ground. They are blackish or reddish brown in color.
The ladybug is also known as 'ladybird' or 'lady beetle' and is typically 7 millimeters in size.
Moths are known for their distinctive pair of wings, which are drab in color and typically resemble earth tones like brown, white, gray or black.