Mosquitos are primarily outdoor pests that feed on the blood of humans and animals. They are found in Danville, VA, Moneta, VA, and Reidsville, NC. They spread diseases, including the Chikungunya virus, dengue, malaria, Zika virus, and the West Nile virus.

Four Seasons Pest Control technicians can apply a treatment to your external property to eradicate mosquitoes near your home. The treatment greatly reduces their numbers. In addition to treatment, Four Seasons will check for water sources near the property and identify breeding areas.

 

Mosquito

Appearance: Pale brown with whitish stripes across abdomen; narrow oval shape; 1/4- to 3/8-inch. Females are easily recognized by long thin proboscis, or mouthparts, extending from the head.

Habitat
Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water sources such as storm drains, old tires, children's wading pools and birdbaths. They are one of the best known and most detested summer pests. Female mosquitoes bite humans and suck our blood, leaving behind welts and itching. While the United States is fairly free of most mosquito-borne diseases, encephalitis remains a problem, most notably the potentially fatal West Nile Virus.

Diet
Female mosquitoes suck our blood. Male mosquitoes feed on plant nectars.

Control
Mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn, so avoid going outdoors during those times. Use insect repellent containing DEET on exposed skin whenever or wherever mosquitoes are likely to bite. To eliminate or reduce mosquito breeding sites, replace all standing water at least once a week. This includes bird baths, ponds and unfiltered pools. Remove unnecessary vegetation and any trash from around standing water sources that cannot be eliminated. Make sure screens are in place on all doors, windows and other openings.