Mosquitos Suck!!!

Mosquitos Suck…Literally and figuratively. Everyone looks forward to the summertime. Picnics, ball games, swimming, BBQ, all the best things in the summer take place outside. Unfortunately, the outdoors is where mosquitoes live and hunt for their next victim! Mosquitos can take a beloved summer activity and turn it into a swat and scratch fest!

Mosquito Reduction Not Elimination!!!

Fortunately, Prowess Pest Control has a mosquito reduction service which allows you to take back your yard and be able to do all the summertime activities you have thought about all winter. Prowess Pest Control will look for and treat two specific areas in your yard…. mosquito resting sites and mosquito breeding sites. When mosquitos aren’t flying around trying to find their next blood meal they are resting or sleeping. Mosquitos will find the underside of leaves or shrubbery or the underside of a deck. They love shade and moisture. Prowess Pest Control will have a trained technician come out and look for, identify, then treat the areas in your yard that are conducive to mosquitos resting.

Breaking Up The Life Cycle!!!

Seeking out and treating the mosquito resting sites are just half the battle. That will help reduce the adult mosquito population tremendously but what about the new mosquitos? Every pest has a life cycle, and the mosquito is no different. The mosquito life cycle consists of egg, larva, pupa, and lastly adult. With any pest, when just addressing the adult population, you truly haven’t solved any issue or problem, you’ve just delayed it. If we fail to address the adolescent stages, we will not succeed in a mosquito reduction for you, your family, and your yard. For that reason, Prowess Pest Control will eliminate any water source that could be a breeding site for mosquitos. Those that can’t be eliminated will be treated with a larvicide. When a larvicide comes in contact with a larva, that larva will continue to develop into the pupa stage but that’s where it ends. The pupa will never emerge into a biting adult, it will die in the pupa stage, stopping the mosquito life cycle. Combining the adulticide and larvicide Prowess Pest Control is addressing all the needs of our customers. Prowess Pest Control will also make suggestions to customers on how they can eliminate mosquitos resting sites in their own yards which will help eliminate the mosquito population as well. Working hand in hand with their customers had been key to the success of Prowess Pest Control and their client's satisfaction.

Mosquito Fun FACTS!!!

  • Mosquito comes from the Spanish word meaning little fly.
  • There are more than 3,000 species of mosquitoes.
  • Of all the states in the United States, West Virginia has the fewest species with just 26.
  • There are male and female adult mosquitos but only the female mosquitoes bite.
  • Believe it or not humans are not mosquitos first choice. They would much rather feed on animals.
  • A mosquito can drink up to three times her body weight in blood in just one feeding.
  • Female mosquitoes can lay up to 300 eggs at a time and will lay eggs up to three times before they die.
  • Mosquito eggs can hatch in as little as one inch of water.