What are Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are insects belonging to the order Diptera. Mosquitos have two wings, but unlike other flies, mosquito wings have scales. Mosquitoes feast on nectar and other sugar sources.

There are currently 176 species recognized in the United States, but over 3000 across the globe. 

Mosquitoes tend to be an annoying problem to homeowners.  But, they are also a serious problem.  They interfere with our daily tasks and take away from leisure activities in our yards.  They also will attack farm animals and some are capable of spreading diseases like malaria and West Nile Virus to humans and animals.  

Three-Pronged Approach

Better Termite & Pest Control’s three-pronged approach to mosquito control focuses on mosquito prevention and control in the DC Metro area in three steps:

1) Site Survey. We survey your property taking note of potential mosquito breeding sites. These are areas that hold water such as bird baths, gutters, etc.  Our first recommendation is to eliminate these areas of standing water. It is important to empty bird baths and other water-filled areas once a week to prevent mosquito problems. Once our survey is complete, we’ll provide a treatment plan for your backyard mosquito control program. Home mosquito control is very important to prevent diseases like West Nile Virus.

2) Mosquito Larvicide Application. We apply a larvicide to such areas as gutters, bird baths, plant drip trays, etc. to prevent the mosquito larva from developing into adults. We apply larvicide ONLY where absolutely necessary.

3) Mosquito Adulticide Application. Using a backpack mist blower, we apply a material designed to kill adult mosquitoes on foliage around your property. We pay special attention to hot spots found during the survey.

Call today to find out how we can help rid your property of mosquitoes, as well as prevent them from coming back in the future.