Quincy Mosquito Control Question: Do mosquitoes bite?

Author: Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South

When considering your Quincy mosquito control, and how annoying mosquito bites are, you might be thinking, “Mosquito bites sting, but do mosquitoes actually bite?”

Mosquitoes do not bite - they literally suck! Like tiny vampires, these aerial assault pests are in search of your blood. Female mosquitoes require a blood meal in order to fertilize their eggs. In recent months, we have learned that mosquitoes identify tasty human blood by the savory aroma we emit, likening their ability to sense human blood to bats' ultrasonic hearing. Our sweet and salty taste is much preferred by the Aedes aegypti mosquito!

This is how mosquitoes bite.

Mosquito saliva is what causes the itchiness of the "bite." It is used by the female mosquito to draw blood from tiny capillaries, disallowing the blood coagulating at the site of the blood withdrawal. The sting that you feel is caused by the long tubular proboscis. The proboscis is like a sharp straw through which the mosquito draws your blood. Unlike an actual stinging insect, which injects something into you, a mosquito is taking blood from you.

Here is why mosquito bites suck!

Mosquitoes are the deadliest animal on the planet. That is not an exaggeration. It is a scientific fact! Mosquito bites are not just bothersome. They can be dangerous to your health. Diseases like Zika, West Nile, dengue fever, and malaria are all transmitted by mosquitoes. Malaria is the deadliest mosquito-borne illness. Though African regions are most affected by malaria, it is not unheard of for Americans to contract malaria. According to the CDC, there are 2,000 cases of malaria diagnosed in the United States each year. Most of these cases result from travel abroad or immigrants entering the country.

Protect yourself from bites with effective Quincy mosquito control.

Quincy mosquito control is more important than ever. For the highest level of protection, employing Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South is your best bet. We offer various methods of protection for your home and family.

Our EPA-registered mosquito control barrier spray will start working immediately and continue working to eliminate up to 95% of mosquitoes in your yard for about 21 days. Our all-natural mosquito barrier protection spray will repel about 80% to 85% of mosquitoes around your property for about two weeks between applications. You can take advantage of special event mosquito control sprays, perfect for hosting summertime parties, family reunions, or other special events.

Begin your Quincy mosquito control regimen with Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South today. Say good riddance to mosquitoes with our trusted mosquito barrier protection – guaranteed protection since 2005! Call us today at (781) 471-5793.