During a Mosquito Management Service visit we do the following:
- Inspect Property for Breeding Sites and remove if possible
- Apply Mosquito Larvicide (if applicable)
- Treat Property with Mosquito Adulticide
- Water (very damp soil or even in decaying leaves) is necessary for mosquito eggs to hatch into larvae.
- Only Female adult mosquitoes feed on blood (mammals) for egg-laying.
- Male and Females mosquitoes both feed on plant/flowers searching for nectar as a food source.
- Females can lay eggs (100-300) every three days.
- Mosquitoes being cold-blooded, prefer temperatures around 70° – 80°.
- Mosquitoes are generally more active around dusk and dawn.
- The beginning of June often marks the unofficial start to mosquito season in Iowa.
- 40 species of mosquitoes in Iowa.
- Type O blood types are bitten twice as much as Type A. Type B is somewhere in the middle.
- Dark clothing attracts mosquitoes. Avoid wearing black and navy blue.
- Pregnant women get bitten twice as often as the rest of us. The body temperature of a pregnant woman is a degree warmer and they exhale 21% more carbon dioxide (CO2), both are known mosquito attractants.
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