Mosquitoes have been bugging humans for centuries and are an unwanted pest around Phoenix and Tucson. They love standing or stagnant water and are eager to feed on human hosts, especially at dusk and dawn. Their bites aren't painful but can cause uncomfortable itching and skin irritation. Mosquitoes also carry serious diseases including West Nile Virus, malaria, dengue fever and Zika virus. If you notice or suspect a mosquito infestation around your home, call the expert at Burns to help you create a comprehensive control and abatement plan.
Mosquitoes are quite the pest and are most known for their ability to feed on blood. This characteristic trait belongs solely to the females, as they feed on blood to help generate their eggs. They tend to be most active from dusk until dawn but can become active with sufficient cloud cover of in dark shady areas. Mosquitoes are attracted to water as they need water for breeding. Common signs of mosquito infestation are visualizing mosquitoes flying around usually near water, experiencing bites, and observing dead or immature mosquitoes in standing water. These pests are quite troublesome as they are responsible for more deaths than any other animal on the planet! They carry any number of deadly diseases including west nile virus, zika virus, malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and encephalitis. They are also dangerous to pets as some species specifically target animals including birds and dogs and can transmit heartworm, which can be lethal to your beloved pet.
To keep mosquitoes at bay, remember to eliminate any standing water on your property, use insect repellent or repelling candles outdoors, be mindful of the time of day and wear protective clothing.
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