Mosquitoes

Quick Facts

Risk Factors

  • Family
  • Home
  • Pet

Season

  • Summer

Color

Size

0.25 - 0.38 inch

Inch Long

Shape

Long

What do Mosquitoes look like?

Although there are many types of mosquitoes found worldwide, all species have slender bodies and long legs. They also have one pair of scaled wings with a pair of halteres, a balancing organ that takes the place of hind wings. On Long Island, residents have always had to deal with the Culex pipiens mosquito but more recently, the Asian tiger mosquito started showing up.

What are the signs of Mosquitoes?

You’ll know you have mosquitoes when they’re flying and buzzing around you and your family. These nuisance pests might bite you without you realizing, but you’ll know you have mosquitoes. You might find them sitting on your wall or table.

What Damage do Mosquitoes cause?

Mosquitoes will not cause damage to your home.

How do you prevent Mosquitoes?

You can prevent mosquitoes by:

Eliminating stagnant water (where mosquitoes breed). This includes small amounts of water that collect in flowerpots, baby pools and gutters.
Trim grass often and remove overgrowth (where mosquitoes rest).
Wear long pants and long sleeves to prevent being bitten and to remove their main food source: you.
Use an insect repellent containing 20 percent DEET. (If you’re concerned with DEET, contact your family doctor for advice.)
Reduce areas of moisture in your home by using dehumidifiers and/or air-conditioners.

How do I get rid of Mosquitoes?

If you see a mosquito, kill it with a fly swatter if you have one. If you kill one will your hand, make sure to wash them thoroughly afterwards. It’s difficult to remove mosquitos as they breed quickly, try to take early preventative measures.

Can Mosquitoes hurt me?

Mosquito bites are more than just itchy and annoying. They can spread deadly diseases like West Nile Virus, Chikungunya and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Prevent mosquitoes from entering your property before they spread diseases.

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What to Expect when Suburban Exterminating Arrives

Suburban Exterminating offers effective mosquito control to Long Island residents. Whether you’re looking for ongoing mosquito treatments while these pests are active (typically until September) or simply need a one-time treatment before an outdoor event, we can help. Request your free estimate or contact us to learn more about our mosquito control services!

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