Prolific egg layerMosquitoes are prolific breeders: 100-300 eggs at a time. That can quickly become 3,000 eggs, or more, for one mosquito’s life span! Unlike other varieties of mosquitoes, Asian tiger mosquitoes are not just “dusk to dawn feeders.” They hunt even during the heat of the day. The Asian tiger’s pronounced stripes help it to stand out from other species of mosquitoes. It is; however, its reputation as a serious disease carrier (vector) that is of concern to most of us. Bites are bad enough. Diseases and viruses are no laughing matter. The Asian tiger mosquito bites and can make us ill.
Diseases the Asian Tiger Mosquito Carries
Please understand that not all Asian tiger mosquitoes are infected with any particular illness or disease. They have to become infected themselves in order to become carriers of those diseases. For those of us living on the North Shore, it is West Nile Virus that is the illness to watch out for. Other diseases Asian tiger mosquitoes are associated with:
- Yellow Fever
- Dengue Fever (also called “bone break fever”)
- Encephalitis, including Eastern Equine Encephalitis (documented)
Barrier Sprays Truly EffectiveAs we look for Spring’s long-delayed arrival, it is crucial to have a plan for dealing with these and other bloodsuckers in your landscape. Asian tiger mosquitoes are among the mosquito varieties known to hibernate. Once the weather warms to 55℉, they will come out. They immediately start feeding and laying eggs. At Mosquito Squad of the North Shore, we suggest our guaranteed effective barrier spray as a way to protect your family, friends, and pets from Asian tiger mosquitoes and WNV. Other mosquito control companies only spray around your home’s exterior. We provide a hedge of protection for your entire yard with our proven barrier spray. Your yard will be free from 85-90% of mosquitoes for up to three weeks at a time. When purchased as a season-long package, we schedule our appointments to ensure you have the freedom to enjoy your outdoor spaces month after month after month. No bugs. No bites. No kidding.
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