Pest Facts & Pest Control Information

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MosquitoesBiology
The average mosquito has 47 teeth.

MosquitoesFun Fact
Adult female mosquitoes can live up to four weeks if they have a food source, while males live less than a week.

MosquitoesFun Fact
Male mosquitoes do not bite humans, but rather live on plant juices and other natural liquids from plants and decomposing organic material.

MosquitoesHealth
Of all the insects that jeopardize man's health, mosquitoes rank first.

MosquitoesHealth
West Nile Virus is the number one mosquito transmitted disease in the United States.

MosquitoesHealth
In most cases, mosquitoes must feed on an infected person in order to pass on disease. They transmit but seldom carry disease-causing pathogens.

MosquitoesHealth
Mosquitoes transmit some of the worst diseases known to man, including dengue fever, malaria, encephalitis, and yellow fever.

MosquitoesHealth
Mosquitoes can transmit West Nile Virus and encephalitis, both of which are relatively uncommon.

MosquitoesHealth
When a mosquito bites, she injects an anticoagulating agent into the skin to prevent the blood from clotting and allowing her to feed. It is the body's immune response to the anticoagulant that causes the reddened welts and itching.

MosquitoesHealth
Mosquito-borne disease is likely the number one cause of death in developing countries.

MosquitoesHealth
There were 2,700 reported cases of West Nile Virus, a mosquito-borne disease, in the United States in 2005.

MosquitoesHealth
About 1,000 cases of malaria are reported each year in the U.S.

MosquitoesProperty
Most mosquitoes found around homes are known as "tree hole" or "container" mosquitoes which seek out accumulated water in hollows in trees; in water-capturing plants; or in bird baths, barrels, cans, clogged gutters and old tires.

MosquitoesProperty
Mosquitoes that attack people in their own yard are usually breeding close by on the property or on adjacent properties.

MosquitoesProperty
Any water that stands for at least seven days can breed mosquitoes

MosquitoesTreatment
Among those experiencing the pest, mosquitoes are least likely to be treated by a professional.