Mosquitoes are actually a type of fly and are characterized by their thin bodies and wings as well as their long legs. Of the many mosquito species, the Asian tiger is the type most commonly encountered in our region. They appear in shades of brown and black and generally have paler bands on their bodies and legs. Size varies but an adult may reach about 1/2 inch in length. Only female mosquitoes are known to bite and will take a blood meal from humans and animals in order to develop her eggs.
Mosquitoes in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana are typically active between late March and early November with peak season coming in early July. Many factors affect mosquito activity and population including average temperature and average rainfall. Optimal mosquito conditions consist of average temperatures above 50 degrees with above average moisture.
Generally, mosquitoes are a problem if you have standing water on your property. Female mosquitoes lay their eggs on or near standing water, which includes clogged gutters or drainage ditches as well as bird baths and tree cavities. Anywhere that rainwater may collect is an ideal mosquito breeding site.
Mosquito bites produce varied reactions including redness, itching, and discomfort, but may also transmit serious disease and illness to humans, domestic animals, and wildlife. Viruses that mosquitoes are known transmitters of include the West Nile virus. Mosquitoes can also cause Canine Heartworm in pets.
Reducing the mosquito population on your property is a frustrating and overwhelming task. That’s why our pest control services in Cleveland, Detroit, Troy, and throughout Ohio and Michigan include the necessary treatment to get rid of mosquitoes before your next outdoor event.
Due to the complexity of treatment, mosquitoes are generally not a pest many people have success in eradicating. Beware when purchasing pesticides and other products online as many are not effective. Pesticides can be harmful to people and pets if they are misused or mixed improperly.
Mosquito problems can be difficult to prevent and that is why you should contact Rose Pest Solutions before your next outdoor event. Our mosquito services are designed to lessen the mosquito problem on your property so that you can relax and enjoy your get together.