The Good, the Bad and the Ugly on Mosquitoes – from Tri-County Pest Control

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It’s summer. You’re outside, but so are they. That’s right…the dreaded mosquito.

But there’s more to these pests than meets the eye and we thought you should know in our ever-evolving quest to put them in their rightful place.

Welcome to Tri-County Pest Control’s “Did You Know…the Mosquito”.

  • They are not the fastest flyers. The mosquito only travels speeds from one to one-and-a-half miles per hour. Despite their low weight, they are slow movers.
  • They are everywhere. At last count, there were more than 2,700 known mosquito species across the globe, with some reports purshing that number to more than 3,000. Less than 200 of these species reside in the United States.
  • By our human chemistry, we are targets. Because we exhale carbon dioxide (which alarms mosquitoes to the fact that blood is nearby), it makes it ridiculously easy for them to locate us.
  • They’re as old as dinosaurs. According to data, mosquitoes and their terrorizing ways date back more than 400 million years. Scary to think they outlasted most of the other creatures from those days. However, we can understand why.
  • Beware the females. The female mosquitoes are the ones who attack humans and other breeds of mammals. Males, on the other hand, prefer nectar sources for food.
  • Don’t mess with them. Of all of the animals and other creatures, mosquitoes are the deadliest. They transmit a slew of what can be deadly diseases. Snakes and alligagtors have nothing on them. Imagine that.

Because of all of these factors, if you live near a water source and suspect an infestation, call us here at Tri-County Peat Control immediately. We’ll come out to your property to conduct an inspection and begin the remediation process.


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