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Mosquitoes: A Year-Round Problem

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Mosquitoes are a problem all over the globe; and in Hawaii, they are a year-round problem. They constantly buzz in people's ears, cause annoying reactions when they bite and can transmit some very serious diseases. Insect related human deaths are more likely to be the result of transmission of diseases such as dengue fever, malaria, Zika virus, encephalitis, and the West Nile virus by mosquitoes than any other insect. You can find more information about these mosquito-borne illnesses at the State of Hawaii Department of Health Services and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention websites.

Mosquitoes do not drink blood to survive, they live on nectar. Only the female mosquitoes will land on a host and pierce the skin in order to obtain blood for the nutrients it needs to lay eggs. She will continue from host to host throughout her lifetime, which is only about 2 weeks. In order for the female to lay eggs, she will also need at least a thin layer of water to deposit the eggs in. Any standing water will do - such as the water that collects in any items left outdoors like toys, tires, pools, dishes, and even bird baths. Even if you do not have standing water on your property, your neighbor’s yard may.

Getting rid of mosquitoes anywhere is difficult enough even if it is just for a season, but in Hawaii mosquitoes are a problem all year long due to the warmer temperatures. To control this year-round threat, you are going to need a year-round mosquito control program. You can lower the population of mosquitoes on your property by eliminating standing water, but that alone will not be enough to make a real difference.

Here at Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions, we serve Honolulu, Mokuleia, Pearl City, Oahu, and parts of the Big Island. A pest professional from Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions can suit a pest management program to fit the needs of your property with a customized integrated pest management program that can lessen the mosquito population in your yard drastically. Of course, a year-round program (continuous service) is the best option to prevent and reduce your mosquito population. Give the mosquito control professional at Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions a call today to find our what a difference professional mosquito control services can make.

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