Help! There Are So Many Mosquitoes In Virginia Beach
April 30, 2023
Mosquito season can last a long time in Virginia Beach. Typically, residents will see high mosquito activity from the beginning of March until the middle or end of October. That means, for more than half the year, the residents in this area are left fighting off these tiny and dangerous bugs.
At Hawk Mosquito and Pest, we understand how frustrating it can be to have mosquitos trying to take over your property. If you want to enjoy the great outdoors again without worrying about being bitten by one of these annoying insects, you should seek the help of an experienced Virginia Beach pest control company. We can help keep you safe from these common and dangerous pests.
Why Can't We Just Get Rid Of All Mosquitoes In The World?
Believe it or not, mosquitoes are actually quite beneficial to have in the world. Mosquitoes will usually lay their eggs in a body of water. If they lay their eggs in a lake or pond with fish, many of the larvae become a prominent food source for the fish. Other animals, like birds and dragonflies, will also eat mosquitoes to survive.
In addition to being a reliable food source for many important animals, mosquitoes are pollinators. You may not know this, but only female mosquitoes are known to bite people and animals. Both male and female mosquitoes primarily eat nectar from various plants. This allows them to spread pollen from plant to plant, which promotes growth.
Are All Mosquitoes Bad?
You have probably read news stories and heard medical professionals talking about the dangers of mosquitoes in Virginia Beach. These tiny insects may be small, but that doesn't mean they are harmless. Many mosquitoes have been known to carry a wide range of diseases. In fact, some health and government officials have declared mosquitoes to be the most dangerous type of animal in the world because they are able to easily spread a wide range of dangerous diseases to you and your pets. Some dangerous diseases and viruses from mosquitoes could include:
- West Nile virus,
Luckily, not all mosquitoes are capable of spreading these diseases. Not every mosquito that you come into contact with will be infected with a dangerous disease. In fact, the mosquitoes that are most commonly infected with things like the Zika virus and malaria are not usually found in the U.S. Also, not all mosquitoes bite people and animals. The female mosquito is the only type of mosquito that will feed off of the blood of humans and animals, and they only do this so they can lay their eggs.
Why Mosquitoes Are So Difficult To Control
It can be extremely difficult to get rid of mosquitoes on your own. Mosquitoes have incredibly high reproduction rates. They can turn almost any dark and wet area into a potential breeding ground. And female mosquitoes lay 100 to 200 eggs at a time. Mosquito eggs are extremely durable. Regular pesticides don't affect the mosquito inside of the egg. And once the egg hatches, the larva is also tough to eliminate as well.
How To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes On Your Property
At Hawk Mosquito and Pest, we are committed to keeping you and your family safe. We offer a comprehensive mosquito control solution designed to eliminate mosquitoes from your Virginia Beach property and keep them from reinvading your yard in the future. Keep biting mosquitoes out of your yard and prevent them from biting you and your family. Give us a call today to schedule your free inspection and free estimate!