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Pest Control Review

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Appearance and Size Facts

  • Mosquitoes are true flies, with only one pair of front wings and a reduced pair of hindwings called halteres
  • Have plumose antennae and can vary in coloration from black to grey with different markings on the body
  • Size: Approximately 1/2 inch long
  • Mostly active at dawn and dusk
  • Males feed on carbohydrates, such as plant nectar

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Behavior & Habitat

Behavior & Habitat

Florida's temperate and humid conditions provide significantly increased insect and pest activity as compared to most areas of The US. The lack of a cold season allows pests to thrive and multiply all year long. Learn more about your pest here.

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Warning Signs of Infestation

Signs of Infestation

Pests provide a variety of warning signs that vary from species to species. Some may leave subtle clues while others may cause major structural damage resulting in thousands of dollars in repairs. Learn more to protect your home and family.

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How to Do It Yourself

Preventative Pest Tips

There are many things we can do to prevent pests from controlling our environment. Caulking cracks that pests can crawl through, maintaining sanitary conditions to deny pests a food source and eliminating any structure wood content with the earth are just a few.

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Special Offers

Special Offers

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Behavior & Habitat

Behavior & Habitats

Mosquitoes have caused countless problems for man (and man's best friend) throughout history. In order to lay eggs, a female mosquito must feed on the blood of a human or animal. While feeding, she can leave behind serious health threats, such as viruses and other disease-causing pathogens, including, but not limited to, malaria, West Nile virus, dog heartworm, and many types of encephalitis. Most species of mosquito are crespuscular, meaning that they are most active at dawn and dusk. Male mosquitoes, on the other hand, are not blood-feeding, but rather feed on carbohydrates, such as nectar from plants. Mosquitoes require as little as 2 inches of standing water to successfully breed. Mosquitoes that attack people in their own yard are usually breeding close by. Other mosquitoes, such as container breeders, do not seek out a natural body of water, but rather lay eggs in any container that is holding water (bird bath, tire, bucket, etc.). Tree hole mosquitoes, for example, lay their eggs in standing water that has accumulated inside of the hollows within trees. There are mosquitoes in the genus Toxorhynchites which are not blood-feeding, but are actually beneficial, as their larvae prey upon blood-feeding species of mosquitoes, such as Aedes and Culex, eating upwards of 10 to 20 blood-feeding larvae per day.

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