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  • Mosquitoes

  • Mosquito control begins with eliminating areas of standing water around the property such as flowerpots, birdbaths, grill covers and baby pools. Homeowners should also screen all window and doors, repairing even the smallest hole.

    Getting Rid of Mosquitoes

    To get rid of mosquitoes in the East Tennessee area, repellant is one solution, but the best option involves a treatment plan. Plateau Pest Control will treat for mosquitoes and keep them from your home, yard, family, and pets. There is no further obligation or contract for future pest control.

     

    A Few Mosquito Facts

    • There are around 3,500 species of mosquitoes, but only 200 or so prefer to bite humans.
    • If a mosquito has bitten you, it was a female. Male mosquitoes enjoy feeding on plants, but females need a “host meal” before they can lay their eggs.
    • Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in very shallow water or damp soil. Eliminate any standing water near your home or yard to reduce the number of active mosquitoes.

     

    Are mosquitoes dangerous?

    Yes. Many people are bitten by mosquitoes with no side effects except the typical itchy welt. However, mosquitoes can be vectors for many diseases. If a mosquito feeds off a diseased host, some can transmit pathogens that can infect other hosts it subsequently bites.