Mosquitoes

What are mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are pests that are well-known for biting and feeding on the blood of people and animals. They are common flying pests that live worldwide; these prolific breeders build large populations in any area that meets their feeding and breeding requirements.

Mosquitoes do not rely on blood meals to meet all their nutritional requirements; mosquitoes only require blood meals to complete their reproductive cycle. Females have regular blood meals so they can produce viable eggs. Many people don’t realize that plant nectar is the main food source for male and female mosquitoes.

mosquito on skin

Are mosquitoes dangerous?

Mosquitoes are potential carriers of many diseases that can make people very ill. Though not all mosquitoes carry diseases, some do, making it important to limit your contact with these pests. The more contact you have with mosquitoes, the higher the risk of acquiring a mosquito-borne illness.

After being bitten by a mosquito, it is typical for an itchy raised welt to develop. Mosquitoes and their bites are maddening to deal with and make spending time in outdoor areas impossible to enjoy.

Why do I have a mosquito problem?

Wherever there is standing water, there are going to be mosquitoes. Females lay their eggs on top of standing water. Properties near wooded areas, ponds, lakes, tall grass, fields, or meadows are most likely to experience mosquito problems.

Where will I find mosquitoes?

You will find that mosquitoes are most active in our region during the spring and summer seasons. The weather is warm, and there is plenty of rain to provide the standing water these pests need to complete their life cycle.

Mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn and during the middle of the day like to rest and escape the heat. Some of their favorite resting spots include spaces under trees and decks, in areas of tall grass or weeds, and anywhere else with dense vegetation that provides them with shade and shelter.

Mosquitoes also gather in large numbers around breeding sites ( standing water). Things found in many of our yards that act as breeding sites include:

  • Buckets, wading pools, and other containers

  • Clogged gutters

  • Low lying areas

  • Kids toys

  • The tops of tarps and trash can lids

  • Tree stumps and brush piles

  • Drainage ditches

How do I get rid of mosquitoes?

Although completely eliminating mosquitoes from an outdoor space is an impossible task, by partnering with an experienced professional, you can significantly reduce their numbers and take back your yard from them. Let the professionals at Ewert Pest Control help you control the number of mosquitoes on your Milwaukee area property. 

We are leaders in the pest control industry, supplying our customers with effective pest control services, exceptional customer service, and the satisfaction of knowing your pest problems are solved! Our mosquito control services are offered as one-time treatments or on a recurring basis (once a month, May- September). Our focus is on providing our customers with long-term pest control solutions that utilize green, eco-friendly treatments that won’t harm people, plants, or pets. For more information about our effective mosquito control solutions in Milwaukee, WI, reach out and speak with one of our friendly professionals today!

How can I prevent mosquitoes in the future?

Keep your Wisconsin property protected from mosquitoes with the help of Ewert Pest Control and the following prevention tips.

  • Prevent mosquitoes from getting into your home by making sure the screens in windows and doors are intact, placing weatherstripping around windows and doors, and never propping open doors. 

  • Limit the amount of vegetation on your property where mosquitoes can rest by keeping the grass cut short, cutting back overgrown shrubbery, and cutting back tree limbs. 

  • Consider screening in decks or porches to keep mosquitoes away while eating or sitting outside.

  • Limit the amount of flowering vegetation planted near your home that could draw in hungry mosquitoes looking to feed on plant nectar.

  • Most importantly, remove as much standing water from your property as possible. Store containers not being used upside down or inside, keep gutters free of debris, fill in low-lying areas, do not overwater gardens, and shake off the water that collects on the tops of things like trash can lids or tarps.

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