Mosquito is a common insect in the family Culicidae (from the Latin culex meaning midge or gnat). Mosquitoes resemble crane flies (family Tipulidae) and chironomid flies (family Chironomidae), with which they are sometimes confused by the casual observer.
There are about 3,500 species of mosquitoes found throughout the world. In some species of mosquito, the females feed on humans, and are therefore vectors for a number of infectious diseases affecting millions of people per year. Some scientists believe that eradicating mosquitoes would not have serious consequences for any ecosystems.
Mosquitoes can come from pretty much anywhere, but it’s where they lay their eggs that matter.
Empty water from unused garden pots and other objects. Store containers upside down or cover or dispose of them, so mosquitoes can’t lay eggs.
Change water in pet dishes, watering troughs, and bird baths at least weekly.
Avoid overwatering, which can lead to standing water.
Keep litter and garden debris out of street gutters. Clean rain gutters at least once a year to remove debris.
Remove excess vegetation in ponds, stock with fish, or use Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) products such as Mosquito Dunks.
Maintain water quality in swimming pools with chemical treatments. Keep water off swimming pool covers. Drain water from plastic pools
when not in use, or cover so mosquitoes can’t lay eggs.
Fill open tree holes with sand or mortar.
For more information contact PestTechs Pest Control at 505.609.8202
For more methods on how to get rid of Mosquitoes check out UC Davis: Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program
*Cited from UC Davis Integrated Pest Management Program & Wikipedia
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