Mosquito adults are small, delicate, two-winged flies. At first you might mistake them for the widely distributed, non biting midges. However, female mosquitoes differ from similar insects because of their long, slender proboscis, a tubular feeding organ adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood. Mosquitoes are responsible for carrying viruses and are well known insect vectors.
How to reduce mosquitoes around house?
Reduce standing water to eliminate mosquito threats, in plant saucers and dog bowls. Other hot spots include tarps, gutters, and flat roofs.
Remove excess grass, leaves, firewood and clippings from yards. Turn over larger yard items that could hold water like children’s portable sandboxes or plastic toys. If tarps stretched over firewood piles, boats or sports equipment aren’t taut, they’re holding water. Despite taking all precautions in your own home, talking with neighbours is a key component to mosquito, and tick, control. Town homes and homes with little space between lots mean that mosquitoes can breed at a neighbour’s home, and affect your property. Utilize a mosquito elimination barrier treatment around the home and yard.