Pest Facts from HomeTeam

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!

Mosquitoes 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 such items and areas as:

  • flower pots / saucers
  • tire swings
  • pet dishes
  • bird baths
  • storm drains
  • gutters

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.

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