The sun goes down, it cools down outside and you are ready to finally enjoy the summer evening outside, sit back and relax 5 minutes, then you realize the summer heat is easier to deal with over the mutant mosquitoes that are attacking you!

Not only are mosquitoes annoying, but they can also host infectious diseases such as West Nile and Zikka, and other vector-borne diseases in North America. Their bites are also itchy and no one wants that!

We use a specific chemical and technique to drastically reduce your mosquito population. We will also look and help identify where they may be breeding around your property, possibly in some stagnant water. The mosquito larvae and pupal stage can survive in the smallest amount of water.

The adult female mosquito is the trouble, she is the one that is attracted to your carbon dioxide and lactic acid and sucks your blood, then looks for a water surface to lay her eggs. Then the next stages of the cycle begin, looking for the next blood meal.

Take your summer back, let us get rid of those mosquitoes for you!

Do mosquitoes have a purpose?

Yes, mosquitoes do serve a purpose in the ecosystem. They are decomposers and will feed on dead organic matter, including insect carcasses from other mosquitoes. Yes, they do have a purpose!

What are mosquito’s favorite foods?

Mosquitoes have a broad spectrum of food preferences. Their primary diet consists of flower nectar and plant juices, although the female mosquito also feed on the blood of humans and animals. A mosquito will drink a human’s blood in order to obtain the proteins needed for egg development.

When do mosquitoes become active?

Mosquitoes are active during the dusk and dawn hours. Mosquitoes are also attracted to their food source (humans) by smells emitted from lactic acid.

Are some mosquitoes more dangerous than others?

Yes, there are different kinds of mosquitoes. Some carry diseases such as Malaria or Dengue fever that can kill you, while other kinds can leave you with large itchy red bumps.

Why is it called mosquito?

Some sources say that the word mosquito ultimately derives from the Spanish word “moscatero,” which means “little biter” or “bloodsucker.” Others sources say that it comes from an old Flemish word moskat, meaning “a sand fly.”

What scientific order does a mosquito belong to?

Mosquitos are members of the order Diptera and family Culicidae. They are in the subclass Nematocera.

Do mosquitoes poop?

Yes, mosquitoes do poop. They excrete fecal pellets composed of digested blood and other waste products.

Do mosquitoes die after they bite you?

No, a mosquito does not die after it bites you. The blood they consume while biting you is used for reproduction and nourishment of the mosquito larvae.

What smell do mosquitoes hate the most?

Since mosquitoes are attracted to the lactic acid in our sweat, they dislike the odors of certain vegetables like garlic and onions. These plants have their own chemical compounds which produce a strong odor. Mosquitoes will avoid these smells because they are displeasing to them and help us as humans stay safe from those pesky itchy bites.

Why do mosquitoes bite itch?

The bites of mosquitoes can sometimes cause an allergic reaction, which means that it triggers the production of a type of antibody called IgE. This then causes the release of histamine and makes you very itchy.

How many times can a mosquito bite you before it dies?

A mosquito can bite you an infinite number of times as long as it can find a food source. This is why it is so difficult to protect yourself from mosquitoes.

What diseases do mosquitoes carry in the United States?

-West Nile is a type of virus that can be spread by mosquitoes, so it’s important to take precautions against mosquito bites. West Nile isn’t harmless- about 80% of people who get it will experience mild symptoms like headaches, fever and muscle aches. Other symptoms include swollen lymph glands, skin rashes and neck stiffness.

A less common but more severe effect is encephalitis (swelling of the brain). This can lead to coma or death. The best way to protect yourself from West Nile is with mosquito control- getting rid of mosquito breeding sites by making sure you cover up in clothing when outdoors at dusk and dawn and wear insect repellant containing DEET on your skin

-Zika is a virus that was first discovered in Africa in 1947. In 2015, Zika virus became an epidemic in Central and South America.

Zika virus is spread through infected mosquitoes that bite people with the disease. There are 3 types of Zika virus – African, Asian and American and it’s spreading fast.

Americans can’t catch the disease directly from other people (but mosquitoes carry it). It stays alive for up to two weeks inside human blood and saliva and enters the body when a mosquito bites someone who already has it or is infected with the Zika virus. 

It then infects new areas through mosquito bites.

-Chikungunya is an arbovirus, meaning it spreads by a bite from an infected mosquito. Chikungunya was not known to be native to the Western hemisphere until 2007. Six years later chikungunya found its way into the USA in 2013. The virus has been circulating in Florida and was quickly picked up by mosquitoes in the region.

-Dengue fever is considered to be one of the leading causes of death among children in some parts of the world. The mosquito’s saliva can transmit dengue to humans by biting them, and this can lead to symptoms such as a fever, headache, nausea, vomiting and muscle pain.

Can you get an STD from a mosquito?

Yes, you can get an STD from a mosquito, although this is very rare. As far as anyone knows for sure, the only one is Zika.

How rare is it to get a disease from a mosquito?

In the united states the odds of getting a disease from a mosquito bite are very small. 

The odds of infection with Zika are bigger than they were 30 years ago since many more people have traveled to areas where the disease spreads. You are more at risk if you travel to areas where mosquitoes have been found carrying the virus.

Should I worry about mosquito bites?

Yes, mosquito bites are something to worry about. The mosquitoes that live in your area may not be the same type that carries dangerous diseases, but you cannot know this for sure. Prevention is better than cure!

One way to prevent mosquito bites is to wear long sleeves and pants when you go outside at dusk or dawn–mosquitoes feed during these hours. But let’s be honest, most of us don’t want to spend our summer evenings inside!

Another way to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes is by using an insect repellant with DEET–this prevents them from biting you all together and will even discourage them from coming close enough for a “biting distance.” 

A final trick when going outside at night is keeping your property properly treated, that is where Luper Industries pest control can help!

How can I avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes?

There’s a lot you can do to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes. You should wear long sleeves and pants when you go outdoors at dusk or dawn–mosquitoes bite during these hours. If you’re looking for an alternative to reducing mosquito bites, using DEET-based insect repellant will keep them away. And if the mosquitoes are really persistent, it’s a good idea to invest in a mosquito treatment so you can enjoy outdoor activities!

What do you do in your house to protect yourself from mosquitoes?

If mosquitoes are getting into your home I would highly recommend getting a professional pest control treatment to get them under control.

Can you get sick from a mosquito bite?

It’s possible to get sick from a mosquito bite, but it’s not likely. The chances of becoming infected with the disease are higher if you live in an area where mosquitoes can easily spread a virus. A lot of that has to do with where you live and what exposure you have–your risk of getting sick is greater if you travel to places where Zika or other types of mosquito-borne diseases are more prevalent.

What will kill mosquitoes?

One way to get rid of mosquitoes is by using insecticides. At Luper Industries Pest Control we carry a great variety of insecticides that are formulated to kill mosquitoes and other insects. There’s no need to worry if you live in an area where mosquitoes are a threat. We can help keep them away from your home!