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Mosquitoes are quite the pests, most notorious for their bloodsucking abilities. This characteristic trait belongs solely to the females, which feed on blood to help generate their eggs. In addition to inflicting itchy bites, mosquitoes are quite troublesome—in fact, these pests are responsible for more deaths than any other animal on the planet! Mosquitoes are vectors for deadly diseases like the West Nile virus, dengue fever, and other serious illnesses. They may also be dangerous and even lethal to beloved pets, as some mosquito species can transmit heartworms and specifically target animals such as birds and dogs. 

Learn more about the anatomy and behavior of these flying insects. Need mosquito control for your Arizona home or business? Give Burns Pest Elimination a call today at (877) 589-4202.

How to Identify Mosquitoes  

With more than 3,000 species of mosquitoes throughout the world, there are about 40 varieties that can be found in the Southwest region. A few of the most common types of mosquitoes in Arizona include: 

  • Aedes Aegypti, which can fly as far as half a mile 
  • Anopheles, which can fly as far as 2 miles 
  • Culex, which can fly as far as 5 miles 

Typical features of mosquitoes in Arizona and Las Vegas include: 

  • Black or gray with white underbellies 
  • Long legs and humped abdomens 
  • Needle-like mouthparts (called a proboscis) used for piercing skin and sucking blood 
  • Most active from dusk until dawn or with sufficient cloud cover in dark, shady areas during the day 

How to Prevent Mosquitoes in Arizona

Mosquitoes need water for breeding; that’s why they are attracted to places around your yard and garden. To keep mosquitoes at bay, first and foremost, eliminate and address any sources of standing water on your property: 

  • HVAC condensation 
  • drainage pipes 
  • buckets and containers 
  • low spots or dips in the ground 
  • other areas that collect moisture 

While out in your yard, try to avoid becoming a mosquito magnet by: 

  • being mindful of the time of day 
  • using insect repellent 
  • wearing protective clothing 
  • burning outdoor repelling candles 

Get a Quote for Mosquito Control in Arizona or Las Vegas

It can take nearly two months to treat and stop the cycle of mosquitoes producing eggs—so if you suspect you’re dealing with an infestation on your property, it’s time to take action. With the latest insect control methods backed by decades of experience in Arizona, the professionals at Burns Pest Elimination know how to help manage pesky mosquitoes around homes and businesses in greater Phoenix, Tucson, and Las Vegas. We can not only eliminate the live insects but also help identify conditions on your property that may encourage mosquito breeding. Contact us online to request a free quote and inspection for mosquito pest control services.

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