Pennsylvania Mosquito Control and Extermination
Few things can ruin a summer night outside more quickly than mosquitoes. These tiny pests can harass you as soon as you walk outside by causing itchy bumps to occur in response to their bites. In order to use and enjoy the outside areas of your Pennsylvania home or business during the warmer months, you must have a plan for mosquito control. To protect your PA home or business from mosquitoes, you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
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What Are Mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes are small flying insects that can be found throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Mosquitoes survive off of blood and can cause itchy bites when they choose your blood as a snack. These pests need to be close to a water source to survive and lay eggs. Standing water in your gutters, planters, or forgotten birdbaths can provide what mosquitoes need to survive, explain the PA pest control experts at Viking Pest.
How to Identify Mosquitoes
Viking Pest’s certified entomologist, Craig, explains mosquitoes have two wings, six legs, and segmented antennae. These tiny pests are less than an inch long. You’ll often find mosquitoes near standing water. The female mosquito is the only one that feeds off of blood.
What Problems Can Mosquitoes Cause for Pennsylvania Home and Business Owners?
Mosquitoes can make it uncomfortable for you, your family, your employees, or your customers to spend time outside during the spring or summer. The saliva of mosquitoes can cause an allergic reaction and create the red, itchy bumps that these pests are known for causing. The threat of mosquitoes in Pennsylvania goes far beyond a few annoying bites. These tiny, flying pests are capable of spreading serious diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, Zika, and the West Nile Virus to humans. The Centers for Disease Control provides an in-depth description of the various diseases that mosquitoes are known to spread.
If a mosquito happens to get into your house or office building, it can feel like torture. The small size and imperceptible poke that mosquitoes create allow them to often go unnoticed until they’ve finished their meal. Many homeowners search in desperation for effective options of how to get rid of mosquitoes in the house. Ultimately, the most effective way to eliminate and control for this dangerous pest is with the help of a pest control expert, like Viking Pest, who has the knowledge and training for the best treatment options.
When Are Mosquitoes Active in Pennsylvania?
There are about 60 different species of mosquitoes found in Pennsylvania. The PA pest control experts at Viking Pest explain the most common mosquito in Pennsylvania is the northern house mosquito (Culex pipiens). The northern house mosquito takes between 10 days and a month to complete the lifecycle and lay its eggs side by side on the surface of water. This type of mosquito is most active at dusk and dawn. Mosquitoes are active during the spring, summer, and sometimes into the fall. These pests can’t tolerate the harsh winter weather in Pennsylvania so they’re not a threat during that time of year.
How to Control Mosquitoes in Pennsylvania
Mosquito prevention in Pennsylvania starts with removing elements around your home or business that allow these pests to thrive. Puddles, poorly draining potted plants, clogged gutters, and other types of standing water are breeding grounds for mosquitoes. The PA pest control experts at Viking Pest explain the female mosquito lays eggs in the standing water and they remain there through the winter until the weather warms enough for the young mosquitoes to emerge. Take a look around your property for anything that may be attracting mosquitoes.
There are some elements that impact mosquito populations that are outside of your control. Heavy rainfall and warm temperatures provide ideal conditions for mosquitoes, explain the PA pest control experts at Viking Pest. In addition, most species of mosquitoes can travel one to three miles in their search for a blood meal. This means that even with proactive efforts on your part to protect against mosquitoes, there will likely be times when an infestation occurs. A combination of making your environment less attractive to mosquitoes and getting the help and recommendations of the pest control professionals at Viking Pest is the best way to protect your PA home and business from these annoying and sometimes dangerous pests.
Protecting Your Pennsylvania Home or Business From Mosquitoes With Viking Pest Control
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent mosquitoes from invading your home or business in Pennsylvania. Our use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques focuses on finding the core of the pest concern and controlling mosquitoes from the source. Through IPM, pest control materials are selected and applied in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, pets, and the environment. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!