Mosquito Facts and Prevention Tips

Mosquitoes: A Breeding, Biting Threat

5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MOSQUITOES

  1. Mosquitoes are considered one of the deadliest pests in the world.
  2. Mosquitoes are known to transmit many infectious diseases, including malaria, West Nile virus, encephalitis, dengue fever, yellow fever and Zika virus.
  3. A single female mosquito can lay up to 3,000 eggs in her lifetime.
  4. Male mosquitoes don’t feed off humans; they rely on plants to get their nutrition.
  5. Up to the first two weeks of mosquitoes’ lives are spent in water.

5 WAYS TO HELP PREVENT MOSQUITOES

  1. To combat mosquitoes, you need to know what attracts them. We know they like: Moisture (standing water, perspiration), heat (body heat, exhaled gases), smells (perfumes, scented lotions) and dark colored clothing.
  2. Mosquitoes can breed in as little as a thimble full of standing water, so it is important to identify and remove as many sources of stagnant water around your property as possible.
  3. Maintain your landscaping – overgrown areas trap moisture and attract mosquitoes.
  4. Clean your patios. Standing water brings mosquitoes close to your business – where you don’t want them.
  5. Provide an insect repellent to your customers when they are going to be spending time outside. The best EPA-registered repellents will provide protection from bites for a long period of time with just one application.

Source: 5 Things You Need to Know about Mosquitoes