tiger mosquito

Mosquito bites can be one of the most annoying itches a person has during the spring and summer months. But did you know there are different types of mosquitoes that bite at different times of the day?

Most mosquitoes bite during the early morning or late evening, but the Asian Tiger Mosquito bites during the middle of the day and late afternoon. Not only do they differ in behavior from other mosquitoes, but they have a unique black and white stripes on their legs and bodies. This type of mosquito arrived in the United States in the late 1980s from Asia after storing away in cargo on ships. Today, the Asian Tiger mosquito, or white mosquito, has spread through most of the southeastern U.S. and is making its way up the east coast.

 

It is important to recognize when you have an infestation of mosquitoes near your home, as they can spread dangerous diseases from one host to another. Specifically, the Asian Tiger Mosquito feeds on birds, mammals and humans, increasing the number of diseases they can spread. Mosquito prevention includes setting traps outside that produce the same odors as humans, like large amounts of carbon dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes. For larger quantities of mosquitoes, calling for pest control may be your best option.

 

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) maps the Asian Tiger Mosquito to be naturalized in the San Antonio area, meaning you likely have been bitten by one. Apple Pest Control features mosquito removal services that include spraying the exterior of your home and mosquito-prone areas to kill existing mosquitoes, as well as prevent eggs from hatching. Be aware if you have stagnant water around your house, as mosquitoes tend to lay their eggs in these areas. Bird feeders are also common places for mosquitoes to lay eggs and mature.

 

Want to get rid of mosquitoes around your house? Give Apple Pest Control a call today!