Females of most species have tube-like mouthparts (called a proboscis) which can pierce the skin of the host (colloquially but incorrectly referred to as a “bite”) in order to extract blood, which contains protein and iron needed to produce eggs. Thousands of mosquito species feed on the blood of various hosts — vertebrates, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and some fish; and some invertebrates, primarily other arthropods. This loss of blood is seldom of any importance to the host.
The saliva of the mosquito transmitted to the host with the bite can cause itching and a rash. In addition, many species of mosquitoes inject or ingest (or both) disease-causing organisms with the bite and are thus a vector for the transmission of diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, Chikungunya, West Nile virus, dengue fever, filariasis, Zika virus and other arboviruses.
Our Treatment Schedule and Strategy
The mosquito treatment around your home consists of inspecting for activity, pinpointing breeding grounds and best places to treat. We apply cutting-edge treatments and reduce the mosquito population in common breeding grounds such as standing water or tall shrubbery. Our highly-trained technicians will educate you on ways to prevent future infestations such as maintaining overgrown areas and clearing areas where water has accumulated.
We will treat your home every month between the months of April and October to maintain protection throughout the season. You will receive a reminder call from the office for each appointment, so you know when to expect us to come. Our eco-friendly products are safe for your family including kids and pets. If you still see more than the occasional activity around your home, please call 804.223.4842 within our office hours and we will continue to work to solve your problem!