Canton Termite and Pest Control-Mosquito Control Service
Mosquitoes are one of the most dangerous insect pests that affect the health and well being of humans and domestic animals worldwide. If environmental conditions allow for their reproduction, vast populations of mosquitoes can occur. Female mosquitoes require a blood meal to produce their eggs, and they produce a painful bite. While feeding, they can transmit a number of disease-causing organisms to humans and animals. The diseases these organisms cause includes: encephalitis, dengue fever, filariasis, yellow fever, and malaria. This is not a neighbor anyone wishes to have in their backyard! Canton Termite and Pest Control can help rid your yard of these blood-thirsty invaders.
Mosquitoes are flies with slender bodies, delicate legs, and scaled wings. The mosquito life cycle is an example of complete metamorphosis. There are four distinct stages in the life of a mosquito; egg, larva, pupa and adult.
A few days after acquiring a blood meal the female mosquito lays eggs. Depending on the species the eggs can be laid singly or in rafts, on the surface of the water, on the sides of containers, or on damp soil.
After the eggs hatch, the larvae or “wrigglers”, swim in the water and feed on microorganisms or decaying matter. There are four growth phases in the larva’s life, called instars. The larvae must come to the surface of the water to breath (with the exception of a few specialized mosquitoes).
Mosquito larvae have a siphon at the tail end of the body. The siphon permits larvae to breath by penetrating the surface of the water to access air directly.
The life cycle of the mosquito is important to note. After a few days, the adult mosquito emerges from the pupal skin and flies away. Only a few days until they are ready to become a pest in your family’s yard. The female mosquitoes take blood meals, and the blood is used to produce eggs.
If you have concerns about the health of your family being affected by these disease-carrying pests, let Canton Termite and Pest Control help. We can make your home a more pleasant and safe place to be this summer.
Give us a call today to set up your mosquito prevention plan.
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