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Description:Usually around 1/2 inch in length with long thin legs and wings, mosquitoes are brown in color with white bands across a thin body. There are over 3500 different species of mosquito, and while a few are harmless, the females of many species sustain themselves on the blood of living vertebrates including humans, and are capable of transmitting human and livestock diseases such as malaria and West Nile Virus.

Harborages: They typically breed in areas containing standing water that goes undisturbed for long periods of time. This might include edges of a pond or ditch in addition to sources that retain water periodically after heavy rainfalls such as tree holes, clogged gutters, and un-maintained pools. Many times its these unnatural sources that allow the mosquitoes to breed closer to or in occupied homes and create a nuisance.


Process of Alimination:

Mosquito control around a home relies heavily on reducing their potential breeding sites and treating any observed sources. This includes eliminating as many standing water sources near the home as possible both natural and unnatural. Additionally, a professional may treat some sources with insecticides, introduce a natural predator (e.g. dragonflies), and install mosquito netting.