According to the massachusetts government at mass.gov there have been 51 different species of mosquitoes found within the state. Without a doubt everyone has experienced the little flying insects from a bonfire, a day at the lake, or just being outside, mosquitoes can put a damper on a lot of outdoor activities during the spring and summer months.
Where are they found?
Mosquitoes are found outside near free standing water. They need the water and/or plants to lay their eggs and reproduce. In central mass that means lakes, ponds, and even swimming pools are all targets for these pests. Not only are those typical forms of water prime breeding grounds, but also puddles from rain, standing water within potted plants, trash cans, or watering cans.
When are you most likely to get bitten?
Within Central Massachusetts you can get bitten by a mosquito at any time of the day. Particularly the most common time that they will be most active is before sunset, all through the night up until sunrise. Mass.gov answers the question most people ask as to which mosquitoes bite. “Only female mosquitoes bite to suck blood. The female uses the blood to make eggs. Male and female mosquitoes use plant nectars and fruit juices as their main source of food.”
Why are mosquitoes an issue in Massachusetts?
The biggest reason that mosquitoes are a problem in central Massachusetts is that they can carry and transmit viruses and germs which can lead to illnesses. “In Massachusetts, the diseases linked to mosquitoes are West Nile virus (WNV) and eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus.” (mass.gov). Not all mosquitoes carry viruses, in fact, most will just cause itching and skin irritation to most people and animals.
How Complete Pest Solutions can help!
For mosquito treatments, once called, we will come out and determine key points and where issues may cause mosquitoes such as standing water puddles. After we rid all of the sources we can come in with a yard fog and also routine sprays around the house and perimeter. We take pride in helping our customers and working with them until their desired goals are achieved because we aim for perfection!