Bed Bug

Bed Bug

Brown Dog Tick

Brown Dog Tick

Cat Flea

Cat Flea

Kissing Bug

Kissing Bug

Mosquitoes

Mosquito

Mosquitoes

Description:

MosquitoesMosquitoes larvae have a three segmented body and are 1/8” to 1/4” inches long.  The adults are 1/8” to 3/8” long with a scaly, gray body.  It has two wings and a long proboscis with piercing-sucking mouthparts.  The antennae have feathery qualities.

Behavior:

Mosquitoes are most likely to feed within 100 feet from their breeding sight, but can fly up to a mile and half for feeding.  These insects will not only feed on blood, but they are also equipped to feed on sugars from the nectar in plants and flowers.  The males’ sole purpose is to mate, and they find favorable feeding areas with their sense of temperature, sight and scent.

Control:

Mosquitoes

Mosquito Piercing Skin

A thorough inspection is needed when treating for mosquitoes.  Breeding and resting sites must be identified.  Breeding areas must be altered or treated with a biological agent.  Areas where adults are resting can be treated with a residual insecticide.

Fun Fact:

These insects can see heat radiating from humans and animals because they are equipped with infrared vision. This is how they can tell what your body temperature is.