What Are Mosquitoes? - Accel Pest & Termite Control

What Are Mosquitoes?


Mosquitoes are relentless, blood-feeding insects that can become a significant nuisance in residential and commercial settings without property control. 

Known for their itchy bites, mosquitoes are not just irritating. They also pose health risks by transmitting diseases such as West Nile virus and Zika virus. While you and your family shouldn’t be worried that every mosquito bite is a life-threatening emergency, Accel can help alleviate the risk and give you peace of mind.

How To Identify Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes have slender bodies, long legs, and elongated mouthparts, or a proboscis, that they use for feeding on blood. Their wings have scales, giving them a characteristic appearance. This unique wing architecture also contributes to the iconic droning or buzzing sound you may hear when they fly nearby, often the first indication of the presence of mosquitoes.

When they bite, they leave large reddish bumps that tend to be more itchy than other bug bites. If you notice any of these signs on your property, mosquito control from Accel is your next step.

Why Do I Have Mosquitoes in My Home?

If you have a mosquito problem in your home, water is the most likely cause. Mosquitoes are attracted to areas with standing water, which serves as breeding grounds for their larvae. Common sources include stagnant ponds, clogged gutters, and even water collected in outdoor containers. 

Female mosquitoes require blood for egg development, making humans and animals targets. Female mosquitoes also undergo a visual transformation after feeding, and their bodies are visually larger and redder. On top of that, fed mosquitoes fly slower and with reduced coordination.

Mosquito Prevention Tips

The central aspect of mosquito control involves eliminating their breeding areas. To prevent an infestation before it starts, regularly inspect and eliminate standing water around your property. Use mosquito repellent on yourself and your family when spending time outdoors, and install screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out.

If these measures are not enough, it’s time to reach out to Accel to create a more comprehensive defense against these persistent pests. Our specialized sprays, traps, and inspection give us an edge against these stubborn pests so you and your family can rest at ease. 

Mosquito Control By Accel Pest and Termite Control

When dealing with a mosquito infestation, let the professionals get the job done right. Accel Pest and Termite Control offers targeted mosquito control services in Northeast Ohio and Southeast Virginia to eliminate these disease-carrying insects. Our experts are ready to help you take a step toward a pest-free life.
Call or contact us online to schedule an appointment today!