Life-long learning is part of the culture in Durham, and although learning about mosquitoes may not be a priority it is important to your health! The Mosquito Tek Durham Mosquito Control team has put together a series of FAQ’s which you may find interesting:
- How does a mosquito bite you?
A mosquito has a proboscis, which is a long, pointed mouth part used to pierce the skin. It contains two tubes; one for injecting saliva and one for drawing blood.
- What type of mosquito bites you?
Only female mosquitoes bite and they continue to draw blood until her abdomen is full. If interrupted before she is full, she will fly to the next person. After feeding, the mosquito rests for two or three days before laying her eggs, then is ready to bite again.
- How do mosquitoes detect humans?
Mosquitoes can sense carbon dioxide in breath from several hundred feet. At under 100 feet, it can smell the odors of human skin.
- How do male mosquitoes find females?
By the sound of their wings. The females can beat their wings up to 500 times per minute, and the males listen for that frequency when seeking a mate.
- Are some people more ‘attractive’ to mosquitoes than others?
Scientists aren’t sure about that answer, but they know that mosquitoes are drawn to people based on the amount of carbon dioxide and heat. They also love the scent of cholesterol, folic acid and bacteria from drying sweat as well as many perfumes, colognes and shampoos.
- Why do mosquito bites itch?
The bumps and itchiness that result from a mosquito bite are caused by an anticoagulant that the mosquito injects to prevent your blood from clotting. This may trigger an allergic reaction that includes the typical round, red bumps.
Preventing mosquito bites and the itches that follow is where Mosquito Tek comes in with our mosquito control team! We prevent mosquitoes from finding a haven on your property, and can do it efficiently, quickly and in an eco-friendly manner.
Mosquitoes can carry the West Nile Virus. As you can see from the map on the right, nearly the entire USA has had WNV (West Nile Virus) infections. Not only can mosquitoes carry the West Nile virus, they can transmit a wide variety of unpleasant diseases including:
- heart worm<
- equine encephalitis
- dengue fever
- Zika virus
- West Nile virus
All of these diseases could present serious problems for you and/or your pets, which is all the more reason for getting Mosquito Tek to take care of your Durham mosquito control problem.
About Durham Mosquito Control
Mosquito Tek is proud to be the leading independent mosquito management company in the Research Triangle area, including Durham, NC. Our contemporary and comprehensive approach to mosquito control services provides our clients with real value, choices, transparency, and the security of money back guarantees. No matter whether it’s commercial or residential mosquito control, our treatment plans provide peace of mind, incredible value and a trouble-free service process. All Mosquito Tek Mosquito Barrier Spray Programs and Mosquito Tek Mosquito Misting Systems come with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and our 100% Money Back Guarantee. Misting Systems also include a 2 year “bumper-to-bumper” warranty and our Limited Lifetime Warranty. Choose from our conventional mosquito control which fights mosquitoes for up to 21 days, our organic mosquito control which keeps mosquitoes at bay for up to 14 days, or our larviciding programs which kill mosquitoes before they become adults. We guarantee 100% satisfaction. Find out why locally owned and locally operated means more value, a better service process and greater flexibility for our clients. Mosquito free and hassle free, guaranteed!