What you should know about mosquitoes

Why are mosquitoes such a real health threat?
Brandon Pest Control - Mosquito Frequently Asked Questions

Mosquitoes transmit at least three potentially fatal human diseases that have been found in the United States. These diseases are West Nile virus, Malaria and Dengue fever. Other diseases include Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and Rift Valley fever.

What is West Nile Virus?

West Nile Virus was first detected in the U.S. in 1999. It can lead to serious complications of the liver or nervous system, inflammation of the brain (encephalitis), meningitis, and paralysis. It is the most widely known due to its rapid spread throughout the nation. West Nile Virus has spread across the country from Pennsylvania to Washington state since 1999. More than 3,700 cases have been confirmed since that time. Forty-one states and Washington D.C. now have confirmed cases of West Nile.

What do you use to treat for mosquitoes?

Many people believe that all pest control professionals do is spray products to treat their homes. This is simply not true. Brandon has a Mosquito Reduction Program that includes:

  1. A free, thorough inspection of your property to locate breeding and harborage sites.
  2. Professional treatment of the areas where mosquitos nest during the day, and application of a continuous residual barrier that will help protect your property.
  3. A list of recommendations to help you in eliminating mosquito breeding sites such as standing water or areas with poor circulation and other breeding attractions.
Do all mosquitoes bite?

No. Only the female mosquitoes are out for blood. The mosquito is a member of the fly family so they lay eggs and go through four stages in their life cycle. In order for their eggs to reach maturity, they require blood and since the females do the egg laying, they are the only ones that bite. That is little consolation when you consider there are over 3,500 mosquito species across the globe - and sometimes it seems like every single one of them is in your backyard!

Brandon Pest Control offers you an effective program to control, manage or eliminate pest problems from your home while protecting the safety of you, your family and your pets. If you believe you have some type of pest infestation, we seriously recommend you hire a pest control professional to treat any pest problems you may be faced with.

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