Mosquito Control

How do you get rid of mosquitoes you ask? Honestly, you will never completely get rid of every mosquito, but you can control them.  Controlling them can be very important with viruses like Zika, Malaria, and many other viruses they spread. Controlling mosquitoes, you need to know about them. You need to know things like; where they breed, how far they travel, what attracts them, and much much more.

Here at Guaranty Pest Control Inc., we want you as a customer to be informed so we can work together to control the mosquitoes. Mosquito control can be very effective in REDUCING the amount of mosquitoes you have making outside activities more enjoyable for you and your family.

So which one is biting you? –  The answer to that question would be the female Mosquito. Before she can lay her eggs the female mosquito needs a blood meal to help with the development. She will typically lay her eggs in stagnant water, water’s edge, or even attaching them to aquatic plants.

You’re being attacked more than others. –  This statement can be very true. There are several things that a mosquito looks for in a host for a blood meal. The female mosquito can detect CO2, and 1-octen-3-ol (this is a chemical that is in our sweat and breath). Feeding preferences are type “O” blood, heavy breathers, those with a lot of skin bacteria, excessive body heat, and  pregnant woman.

How far do they travel and where? –  Mosquitoes don’t travel very far from where they hatch. Now there are over 3,500 species of mosquitoes so that does vary, however, most mosquitoes don’t travel or feed during the day, they mostly feed during dusk or dawn, so well shaded areas with water are going to be more populated than areas that are in direct sun light.

Controlling mosquito development is a big part of reducing the population. If mosquitoes don’t have what they need to lay eggs and start the life cycle stages, then they can’t survive. Mosquitoes have 4 life cycle stages; Egg, Larva, Pupa and Adult. Males live 5 to 7 days, feeding on nectar and sugar. Females can live up to 2 weeks depending on the surrounding environment like temperature, humidity, blood meal. In some species of mosquitoes’ development can occur in as little at 5 days all the way up to 40 days. When getting a mosquito control service knowing is a big part in helping us be able to control them. By making sure that all stagnant water is properly draining or is able to be removed of then the chances for successful treatment grows. If a customer has buckets, tires, bowls, etc… around the property that can provide the mosquitoes a place to breed and lay eggs,  they will eventually take over and run you in the house.

Call us today to start your Mosquito Control Service and start taking your yard back!!!