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Mosquito Identification & Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions About Mosquitoes

What Are Mosquitoes?

Mosquito Perched On A Leaf

Mosquitoes are pests that we have contact with regularly. They thrive in Florida’s warm, humid temperatures and often establish large populations near or on our properties.

They are a type of small fly whose most distinguishing physical feature is their proboscis (an extended piercing, sucking mouthpart). Mosquitoes use their proboscis to feed; males and females suck up plant nectar, their primary food source. Females also use the proboscis to pierce through the skin of humans and animals and consume blood meals. Blood meals are required so the females can acquire the protein they need to develop healthy eggs.

Other physical features include wings, long thin legs, long feather-like antennae, small gray or black bodies, and white markings on some species. Reach out to us today for pest and lawn care services in Cape Coral!

Are Mosquitoes Dangerous?

Mosquitoes are carriers and vectors of some of the world’s most deadly diseases. These insects pose serious health risks, and controlling their numbers worldwide is important.

In Florida, diseases that mosquitoes are known for spreading include St. Louis encephalitis, eastern equine encephalitis, and West Nile virus. While the transmission of disease by mosquitoes in the United States isn’t as frequent as in other parts of the world, it still occurs.

In addition to spreading disease, mosquito bites are itchy and can cause unsightly red welts and scabbing because of scratching. Furthermore, excessive scratching at the bites can cause secondary infections that require medical attention.

Why Do I Have a Mosquito Problem?

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How Do I Get Rid of Mosquitoes?

Unfortunately, there is no way to eliminate mosquitoes from our outdoor spaces completely. These pests live throughout our state, constantly reproducing and making more mosquitoes. The best way to keep them away from your yard and family is to partner with a local professional pest control company that can perform regular home pest control and lawn care treatments.

Coastal Lawn and Pest professionals are here to help you keep mosquitoes at bay. Our mosquito control services are designed to meet the unique needs of property owners in Florida. We will work closely with you to determine what type of action will yield the best results for your property. Contact us today and speak with one of our professionals to learn more!

How Can I Prevent Mosquitoes in the Future?

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