Your Ultimate Guide To Mosquito Prevention: Keeping These Pests Away From Your Mesa Home

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Most people know that summer is finally here when they see mosquitoes flying around. While mosquitoes may seem like an inevitable part of life, they don't have to be something you must deal with every summer. 

If you are seeing mosquitoes around your home, there is a good reason for that. At Pest Pros LLC., we can help you find the cause of your mosquito problem. We offer a variety of pest control services in Mesa that can help you to keep your property mosquito-free. 

Understanding Mosquito Behavior: Essential For Effective Control

Mosquitoes may seem like they fly around randomly, looking for a person to bite. However, you may be surprised to know that not all mosquitoes bite people and animals. Only female mosquitoes require a blood meal and only need it during the mating season. 

When a female mosquito is ready to procreate, she will find a host to take blood from to get an extra dose of nutrients needed to produce eggs. Once she has taken a blood meal, she will find a mate. Mosquitoes need to find an area with at least a few inches of standing water to lay their eggs in; this is why you can find many mosquitoes swarming around puddles of water, bird baths, and other objects that hold water. 

If they are not hanging around water, you can usually find mosquitoes in areas with a lot of shade. While mosquitoes like warm temperatures, they prefer not to be in direct sunlight. Mosquitoes like to hang out in places with many trees, tall grass, or heavy vegetation that provides plenty of shade. Most mosquito control specialists will check your property to ensure that your yard doesn't have any of the things that mosquitoes are attracted to.  

Mosquito-Borne Diseases: How These Insects Pose A Serious Danger

Mosquitoes are some of the most dangerous animals in the world. When they bite an animal, they can become infected with some of the animal's diseases. When a mosquito bites you, it can transfer these dangerous diseases to you. While the mosquitoes that are known to carry some of the most dangerous diseases, like the Zika virus and malaria, are not native to this area, some mosquitoes can spread diseases that can make you sick.

Some of the most common types of mosquito-borne diseases that you can contract in Mesa include:

  • Dengue

  • Encephalitis

  • West Nile virus

  • Tularemia

  • Chikungunya

While these diseases can cause pain and discomfort, they are rarely life-threatening to people in this area. If you experience fever, chills, or muscle aches after receiving a mosquito bite, you should seek medical help and contact a mosquito removal company to ensure that mosquitoes aren't able to bite you again. 

Mosquito-Proofing Your Yard: Essential Steps To Protect Your Property

Mosquitoes are likely to hang around your home if there is plenty of water and vegetation in your yard. To prevent a mosquito infestation, you should cut the grass in your yard regularly, remove any standing water around your home, and reduce the number of trees and vegetation in your yard. Contacting a professional mosquito extermination company for complete mosquito control is also a good idea. 

Effective Mosquito Control: How Professionals Ensure Lasting Results

At Pest Pros LLC., we have provided mosquito control in Mesa for over 40 years. Give us a call today for help with mosquitoes and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Mesa.

When you call us, you’ll talk with a knowledgeable expert who can answer your pest-related questions and provide you with a free estimate.