Mosquitos come like clockwork when the temperatures get warmer, and as you would like to spend a beautiful evening outside as the weather gets better, so do the mosquitoes.
Heath issues caused by these pests are what makes them so detestable and threatening. It is possible to diminish the presence of mosquitoes through source reduction treatment.
In Georgia specifically, over $125 million is spent annually toward efforts to reduce the threat of disease caused by mosquitoes. In the state alone, there are over 63 species of mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes can range from 1/8 to 3/8 of an inch in length, with two wings, a body, and scale-covered legs. They come in a range of colors from gray to black to brown, and some are speckled with while, silver, green, or blue scales. They have a beak with sucking/puncturing mouth parts.
Typically, male mosquitoes feed on sugary substances, especially nectars in their environment. Females also feed on nectar and sugars, however, they must feed on blood before they lay their eggs because the protein in the blood is needed for mosquito egg development.
Unfortunately, mosquito season in Georgia is very long, typically starting around March and lasting almost the entire remainder of the year if temperatures stay on the warm side. The peak months for highest mosquito activity is from June to September. The peak hours of the day that you’re mostly likely to be bitten by mosquitoes are between dusk and dawn, not that there aren’t mosquitoes that are active during the day – there definitely are.
Areas around stagnant or standing water where egg, larval, and pupal development take place is where you will find the highest concentration of mosquitoes. Removing sources of water, naturally occurring or otherwise, can aid in the minimization of mosquito prevalence.
Mosquitoes are considered one of the country’s most dangerous pests, so if you have a mosquito problem, do not wait to contact American Pest Control to learn about our mosquito reduction method.