Here’s an amazing statistic: mosquitoes are responsible for more human deaths each year than any other animal. That's because they can pass along a host of diseases from malaria to dengue fever that claim millions of lives. This is why mosquito control is so important.
HOW TO IDENTIFY MOSQUITOES
Mosquitoes have one pair of scaled wings with a pair of halters (modified wings for balance), slender bodies and long legs.
There are 3,000 species of mosquitoes worldwide and 150 in the United States. A common variety is the northern house mosquito, which is brown with white markings on its legs and proboscis. The Anopheles quadrimaculatus, the one responsible for spreading malaria in this country, is brown and has three long projections on its head.
BEHAVIOR, DIET & HABITS
Although they look fragile, they are extremely resilient and prey on a variety of animals. Mosquitoes typically feed within 100 feet of where they breed, but they can fly as far as 1½ miles for a meal. They prefer to lay their eggs in shallow, stagnant water such as ponds, marshes and swamps, but they thrive in ditches, bird baths, wading pools, low-lying sprinkler heads, gutters, old tires and other very unnatural environs.
HOW CLARK'S HANDLES MOSQUITOES
A Clark’s Pest Professional will inspect the exterior of your home to spot mosquito breeding grounds and recommend steps to control the problem. Clark's monthly service during peak mosquito season will put a stop to your pesky problem.