Answer: Regarding vector pests, there are approximately 176 species of mosquitoes in the United States! If you think that is a lot, there are approximately 2,700 species of mosquitoes worldwide! That’s a lot of mosquitoes!
Not to mention that their lifespan is not that long – typically no more than two months!! Males usually only live for about 10 days or less. During that time period, female mosquitoes typically lay up to 300 eggs at a time, and when eggs hatch they will typically stay within a few hundred feet of where they are born, which is why it seems that there are lots of mosquitoes concentrated in one area. Also, the male mosquitoes cannot be blamed for the bug bites you get during the spring and summer months. Female mosquitoes are the ones responsible for bugging people, and causing us to swat, scratch, and itch after being bit!
Vector pests is a term used to describe disease spreading insects, and applies to mosquitoes, as well as fleas and ticks. The vector pest program at Horne’s Pest Control is a bundled program that is used provide mosquito control for your home, as well as flea control and tick control. If you need help with vector pests, including mosquitoes, let Horne’s Pest Control help provide mosquito treatment for your home to stop these disease spreading insects. Don’t let mosquitoes or other pests control your home. You can get mosquito protection from Horne’s Pest Control in a multi-step process, which provides effective treatment. Current pest control customers can also add mosquito control to their services and receive a discount for the bundled services. View our bundled services brochure which is located on our mosquito control services page.
The American Mosquito Control Association has some great information and resources regarding mosquitoes.