Mosquitoes

Everyone knows what mosquitoes are. These pests have put a damper on many outdoor events and covered those brave enough to stay out with itchy mosquito bites. There is a lot of information out there on what attracts mosquitoes. On list is wearing dark clothing, having high cholesterol and even being pregnant. Unfortunately it’s not always possible to avoid run ins with these biting insects. When it comes to mosquito bites, you only have to worry about female mosquitoes. Both males and females feed on the sugars of plants, nectar, and honeydew. Females also need a blood meal to reproduce. Males don’t even have the ability to bite.

Are mosquitoes dangerous?

Yes, mosquitoes can be dangerous to humans. They’re responsible for transmitting a variety of diseases including malaria, chikungunya, the West Nile virus and the Zika virus.  

For more information about the Zika virus in Colorado, click here and visit the Zika virus page of the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment website and for information regarding the Zika virus in the United States, click here to go to the Zika virus section of the Center for Disease Control & Prevention's (CDC) website.

So why do I have a mosquito problem?

Take a look around your property, do you see areas of standing water? Tall grass? To breed, female mosquitoes also need standing water. And not a lot of it. Water collected in a trash can cover provides suitable conditions for her reproduction efforts. Consider how many spots around your home or business would make perfect breeding sites. Bird baths, wading pools, old tires, the wheelbarrow, the list goes on and on. Next, look for potential places that mosquitoes might seek relief from the hot sun. Tall grasses and overgrown vegetation are ideal hiding spots for these pests. Check out our blog for a short video on the dangers of mosquitoes to your family.

How do you get rid of mosquitoes?

Total mosquito control is impossible. The good news is that EnviroPest offers mosquito control for outdoor events. We also provide ongoing protection during mosquito season. Our pest control experts reduce the number of mosquitoes hanging out on your property. This includes treating potential breeding sites. Click here to learn more about this pest control service.

Is the treatment safe?

Yes, our pest control treatment is safe for people and pets.

How soon can you get here?

At EnviroPest, we take all pest issues seriously and are committed to helping as soon as possible. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.

How much does the pest control service cost?

Please give us a call or complete our online form. We’d be happy to discuss your situation and provide you with accurate pricing for mosquito mitigation.

How can I prevent a mosquito problem in the future?

Mosquito prevention can be difficult especially since these pests can travel up to 14 miles per day looking for food. Below we’ve shared a few tips that may help you discourage mosquito activity.

  • Keep your lawn trimmed short and cut back on the amount of overgrowth on your property.

  • Eliminate standing water including clogged gutters and stagnant ditches.

  • Remove items that collect water on your property. This includes old tires, buckets, flower pots, tarps, etc.

  • Cover swimming pools, refresh bird baths and turn children’s wading pools over when not in use.