Mosquitoes

Serving Vancouver British Columbia | Abbotsford | Burnaby | Maple Ridge

Mosquitoes pose a greater threat to human health and existence than any other animal. They are primarily a nuisance because of the itchy bites they leave. However, they also transmit many dangerous diseases worldwide. Mosquito problems are a fact of life here in Vancouver BC area, especially in the spring and summer. Here at OnSite Pest Control, we are committed to keeping our communities safe from these nuisance pests year-round with our mosquito removal services.

Mosquito Characteristics & Habits

There are several types of mosquitoes we see here in Canada, including the Aedes mosquito, Anopheles mosquito, and Culex mosquito. Mosquito characteristics vary by species but they are often a brown color with white markings. They have hair-like scales covering their bodies, as well as a long proboscis that allows the mosquito to intake fluids. Adult mosquitoes range in size from 1/4 – 1/2 inch. After breeding, mosquitoes lay eggs in stagnant or slow-moving water. This makes them common around marshes and lakes, but also areas around residential homes in any object that collects rainwater or excess water from irrigation systems.

Threats of Mosquitoes in Vancouver British Columbia

Mosquitoes are infamous for being one of the peskiest insects. Some people are more susceptible to being bitten. These bites will look like red welts on your skin and usually go away within several days. However, certain mosquito species carry dangerous viruses around the globe including right here. Due to climate change and globalization over the course of the last 20 years, there has been a huge increase in the number of new and emerging vector-borne diseases reported annually in Canada. There are several diseases infamously transmitted by mosquitoes, including:

  1. West Nile Virus (WNV)
  2. Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)
  3. Western Equine Encephalitis (WEE)
  4. St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE)
  5. La Crosse Virus (LAC)
  6. Canine Heartworm

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6 Mosquito Prevention Tips

To avoid the frustration of getting mosquitoes in your yard, there are a few ways you can make your yard less appealing to the pesky insects. The easiest ways you can keep mosquitoes away include:

  1. Remove standing water. To reproduce, mosquitoes need a source of standing water. Cover or remove any puddles, bird baths, buckets, ponds, and even tarps that harbor still water.
  2. Plant a garden. Rosemary, citronella, and marigolds are just three of the many types of plants known to naturally repel mosquitoes.
  3. Get better air flow. Mosquitoes do not like a windy environment. If you have a covered patio, install a ceiling fan or place an outdoor standing fan to avoid still air.
  4. Keep your lawn trimmed. In general, a tidy and neat yard will help to eliminate breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
  5. Install or repair screens on doors and windows. To keep these insects outside, consider using screens to prevent them from flying in.
  6. Fix any leaky pipes or clogged drains. Ensure you have proper drainage to avoid issues with standing water.

OnSite’s Mosquito Treatments

We know that mosquitoes can quickly turn any outdoor event sour. Our mosquito treatments focus on preventing infestations before they begin. Our specialists will first conduct a thorough property inspection to identify possible sources of the infestation and the location of the mosquitoes. From there, we will review our findings and determine the best treatment plan for your property. Depending on where you need mosquito removal, we will implement mosquito control treatments to infested areas. Our team will also provide you with a detailed report along with mosquito prevention tips to avoid future infestations.

Effective Mosquito Removal & Control

When it comes to long-lasting mosquito control, the key is to prevent them from finding your yard suitable for breeding in the first place. Our mosquito exterminators know how to control current infestations as well as help protect you, your family, and your property from future ones. With our mosquito removal services, you can enjoy the outdoors without the risk of mosquitoes and their bites!

Mosquitoes in Vancouver BC

Serving the Vancouver & Abbotsford BC area

Abbotsford | British Columbia | Burnaby | Chilliwack | Maple Ridge | Vancouver BC