In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, you probably have noticed an influx of mosquitoes in general, but the floods also awakened the eggs of “monster mosquitoes,” otherwise known as “gallinippers.” This species of mosquito, known scientifically as Psorophora ciliata or Psorophora howardi are relatively uncommon around the Carolinas, but the conditions that the hurricane left behind, unfortunately, were “just right” to hatch the eggs that were otherwise dormant.
What makes gallinippers “monster” mosquitoes? Well, for one thing, their size. These supersize skeeters can grow up to 20 times the size of normal mosquitoes. As if that weren’t scary enough, their bites are extremely painful. People who have had the misfortune of getting bitten by one of these aggressive bugs describe it as if they’re being stabbed. Oh, and they’re cannibalistic. In their earlier larva stage of life, they prey on the larvae of other mosquitoes. Yes, these buggers are ruthless.
The good news, if there is any, about gallinippers is that they’re unlikely to carry any diseases that infect humans. But . . . does anybody really want to get a mosquito bite so painful they’re feeling like they’re being stabbed?
The other good news is that though intimidating in size, they can be eliminated just like any other mosquito. The counties throughout the Carolinas have been doing their best, but it’s an uphill battle when it comes to mosquito control in Florence SC or elsewhere, especially post-hurricane. They can’t eliminate all the mosquitoes, they don’t mist on homeowner’s properties, and their formula only knocks down adult mosquitoes on contact.
But that’s where the Squad comes in. Our barrier treatment knocks down adult mosquitoes in your yard on contact and continues to eliminate them for up to three weeks, thanks to our micro encapsulated, residual formula. We guarantee it. Mosquito Squad developed the barrier treatment formula over a dozen years ago and it remains to the most effective on the market thanks to our continual research and development.
Don’t put yourself or your family at the risk of a painful “monster mosquito” bite, or even any “regular” mosquito bites, for that matter. It’s not worth the worry when you’ve got the Squad on your side. For the most effective mosquito control in Florence, SC and throughout the area, give Mosquito Squad a call. We look forward to your call, and helping you fight the bite!