Mosquitoes are one of the most troublesome pests to have in your backyard. They are tiny and hardy, making it difficult to kill them without professional treatments. Their numbers can multiply quickly, especially if you live near standing water. They cause uncomfortable, itchy bites, and perhaps worst of all, they can carry serious diseases.
Arizona Mosquito Species
Some people may think all mosquitoes are the same, but there are actually 40 varieties that can be found in the Arizona area alone and up to 3,500 species worldwide. That’s a lot of blood suckers! Some of the most common Arizona species include:
- Aedes Aegypti, which can fly up to half a mile.
- Anopheles, which can fly up to two miles.
- Culex, which can fly up to five miles.
- No See-ums, which are too tiny to see with the naked eye but can cause annoying bites on the ankles and feet.
Mosquitoes grow from an egg to an adult in less than two weeks. When you stop to consider that a female can lay up to 300 eggs at once, it’s easy to see how the current mosquito population could quickly cause an even bigger problem. They can breed in standing water or sometimes moist debris, so preventative measures can be effective in lowering their numbers. These preventative measures involve maintaining your property and altering areas that attract standing water such as old buckets, low points in the ground, HVAC condensation containers, drainage pipes and other problematic sources of moisture.
Mosquito Combat Experts
If you’re ready to schedule an inspection and discuss treatment for mosquitoes on your property, we’ve got you covered. Contact us to find out more about our Premier Residential Mosquito Program. We have the experience, knowledge and materials needed to eliminate mosquitoes from your property and keep them from returning.
Damage Caused By Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes can spread any of the following serious diseases:
- Zika Virus
- West Nile Virus
- Yellow Fever
- Western Equine Encephalitis
- Pet diseases, such as heart-worm in dogs
Many of these diseases are problematic, especially in foreign countries. It takes up to six weeks to treat and stop the cycle of mosquito eggs hatching, so if you think you have an infestation on your property, take action as soon as possible.