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Mosquito Lifespans: Get Ahead of the Swarms

If you have mosquitos buzzing around your home hoping to make their way in, you've likely wondered how long they live. The answer to this question largely depends on the type of mosquito that frequents your neighborhood. In Virginia, it's likely to be the Asian rock pool, yellow fever, banded spring, flood-water, or Eastern threshold variety. These are just a few species that can give homeowners of the state more than a few headaches. We'll look at how mosquitos perpetuate their genetic material and why taking care of them sooner rather than later is ideal. 
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Summertime Pests: Itchy Mosquito Bites

Although mosquitoes only live for a few days to a few weeks, it seems as though they live a lifetime – a human lifetime. They never seem to go away, especially when you want to enjoy some time outside. A mosquito infestation can cause a lot of problems – mosquito bites are itchy and they sometimes cause diseases such as malaria, West Nile virus and yellow fever. You can take several steps for mosquito control, including ensuring that no standing water is nearby and contacting RichPro Pest Management to spray your yard.
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Mosquito Bites: Keep Your Family Safe

While mosquitoes have a relatively short lifespan – a few days to a few weeks, with females living longer, they continuously breed and come back to bite you. These tiny pests can wreak a lot of havoc, from itchy bites to diseases that are sometimes fatal. Diseases include West Nile virus, malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever and other viruses that cause encephalitis.
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Virginia Mosquito Control

Mosquitoes in Virginia are coming out, now that spring is here. Because mosquitoes can carry disease and are – at the very least – annoying, you’ll want to do everything you can to control them. The fun in barbecues and backyard pools disappears when mosquitoes swarm around you and cause itchy bites. In addition to professional spraying, you can also help with mosquito control by keeping the yard clean of standing water and debris. When you go out, you should also protect yourself from mosquito bites, even if you do everything to keep them from being attracted to your yard.
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The Importance of Quarterly Pest Control Service

Pest control is rarely fun for property owners to think about. The possibility of bugs on the grounds or in the building can be so unpleasant that many won't even consider the idea until they absolutely have to. But before you wait for the bugs to make their way in, you might want to consider how quarterly pest control can keep them out in the first place. It's far easier to tackle the preventative work than to rid the property of the last termite or rat. Pests cause billions of dollars worth of damage, enough that you can't afford to ignore the possibility. Pests can even be deadly. A single bite from the wrong spider can be enough to endanger your life. Learn more about what quarterly pest control can do, and why it's worth it. 
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Mosquito Control Methods: Residential vs. Commercial

Mosquitoes are the bane of our existence. They invade your space as if they own it. And then, since they are not happy with other food sources, they have to bite you. That red, itching bite is annoying because you are having an allergic reaction to the pest’s saliva. While that is a minor inconvenience, the diseases mosquitoes transmit are not — and could be fatal. Mosquitoes are carriers of several diseases, including West Nile virus, Zika virus, meningitis and a host of others. Not only do these pests make us sick, but they can also transmit diseases, including heartworm, to our dogs.
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What Types of Diseases do Mosquitoes Carry?

Over one million people in the world die each year from diseases they contract from mosquitoes. Some of these parasites and disease also affect horses and dogs. If you are allergic to the mosquito’s bite, you may suffer from skin irritation. The mosquito’s saliva is what causes the allergic reaction and the red bumps and itching. Protozoan diseases such as malaria and viruses such as encephalitis and dengue affect humans. Filarial diseases such as heartworm affect horses and dogs.
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Mosquito Season in Virginia: Mosquito Types

All regions of the United States have mosquitoes. About 170 different types of mosquitoes make the U.S. their homes. Several types of mosquitoes make their homes in Virginia. The most common types are the Asian tiger mosquito, Asian rock pool mosquito, yellow fever mosquito, the banded spring mosquito, Eastern treehole mosquito, flood-water mosquito, the Vexans mosquito and the Northern house mosquito. The mosquito bites itch and, if the mosquito is carrying a virus, it could spread to you when you get bitten.
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