Mosquitoes In Phoenix: An all-Inclusive Prevention And Control Guide

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Mosquitoes are one of the most well-known pests found in Arizona. Most people can recognize a mosquito bite even if they don't see the mosquito land on them. These tiny bugs are also some of the most annoying pests homeowners have to deal with, but they are actually more than just a nuisance pest. If you have a mosquito infestation on your property, your health could be at risk. 

At Overson Pest Control, we specialize in mosquito control solutions. Our Phoenix pest control technicians understand the importance of mosquito elimination and know the best way to eliminate and prevent mosquito infestation on your property.

Understanding Mosquito Behavior: Essential For Effective Control

Many people aren't aware of this, but mosquitoes in Phoenix are a type of pollinator. The males and females like to eat the nectar found in flowers and certain plants. Female mosquitoes are the only ones that will bite people and animals to take a blood meal. They only take a blood meal during their mating season because they need the extra protein and nutrients to produce eggs.

When a female mosquito is ready to breed, she will look for an area with plenty of water. Mosquitoes need to lay their eggs on top of a body of water. The water doesn't have to be too deep but needs to be at least a few inches. Mosquito larvae hatch out of the mosquito egg and immediately submerge themselves in the water. They will stay underwater throughout the larva stage and the pupa stage. Once they grow wings and reach full maturity, they will make their way to the surface of the water and fly away. 

Mosquito-Borne Diseases: How These Insects Pose Serious Danger

Mosquitoes are known to be one of the most dangerous animals in the world. They can carry and spread a wide range of diseases and viruses that can be extremely harmful to your health. The mosquitoes known to spread some of the deadliest diseases, such as malaria and Zika virus, are not found in the United States. However, there are still plenty of mosquitoes that carry diseases in this area, including encephalitis, dengue fever, tularemia, chikungunya, and West Nile virus. 

Mosquito Prevention: Eco-Friendly And Effective Tips

Mosquitoes can invade any yard during the summer months. But they are more likely to invade properties that have plenty of shade and water.

Some of the things that you can do to keep mosquitoes away from your Phoenix home include:

  • Keep the grass in your yard cut
  • Remove any standing water from your yard
  • Remove any unused lawn equipment, statues, or other lawn objects that can collect water
  • Reduce the amount of vegetation that you plant in your yard

If you try all these tips but are still struggling with mosquitoes, you should put on mosquito repellant outdoors to reduce your chances of getting bit by a mosquito. Also, try to avoid going outside at dusk and dawn when the sun is coming up and going down. These are the times when mosquitoes seem to be the most active.

Professional Mosquito Control: Create A Mosquito Barrier For Your Yard

At Overson Pest Control, we can eliminate and prevent mosquitoes in your Phoenix yard. Our advanced mosquito control treatments will create a barrier around your yard that the mosquitoes will not be able to penetrate. Give us a call today to get your free quote and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Phoenix.