Mosquitoes are a well-known pest. They plague our summer BBQs, and they drive us crazy when they make their way into our homes and businesses. Due to the gravity of mosquito-borne diseases, you must protect your home and outdoor spaces from these pests.
At Westwood Pest Control, we know what makes mosquitoes tick. Our Boston mosquito exterminators are fully trained and licensed with the state. We have worked hard to provide residents across Massachusetts with the best mosquito control services possible. We are a family-owned business, and we always stand by our work. Take a look at what our clients have to say about us and see why we are Boston’s most trusted mosquito control team!
We offer one time treatments for events or season long treatments for your property.
The Importance of Mosquito Control
Did you know that mosquitoes are considered flies? They belong to the order called Diptera. Like other flies, mosquitoes have a mobile head, two large compound eyes, and a single pair of wings. While species vary regarding size, all mosquitoes are marked by slender bodies with long legs and antennae. They also have mouthparts designed for piercing and sucking.
Mosquito bites can cause itchy bumps on the skin. In more severe cases, mosquito bites may cause large areas of swelling, soreness, redness, hives, and a low-grade fever. In addition to being a nuisance, mosquitoes pose a serious public health risk, as they are vectors for deadly diseases.
Mosquitoes are known to spread:
- Dengue fever
- West Nile fever
- Yellow fever
- Zika virus
In total, there are about 3,500 species of mosquito. If you are dealing with a mosquito infestation in your home, citronella candles are not enough to protect you and your family. Call our Boston mosquito control specialists at Westwood Pest Control for fast, effective extermination services.
Water Management for Mosquito Control
First and foremost, mosquitoes are attracted to moisture. In damp areas, mosquitoes breed and lay their eggs. Additionally, because mosquitoes feed on blood, they are attracted to places where there are people. Mosquitoes will also feed on other mammals, birds, and reptiles.
You may find mosquitoes around:
- Ponds and swamps
- Clogged gutters that are collecting water
- Pet water dishes
- Tall grasses and weeds
- Certain types of flowers
- Standing water
At Westwood Pest Control, we know how to handle mosquitoes. We will do everything we can to help you manage the population of mosquitoes in and around your home or business. Our team of experts have years of experience managing bodies of water on your property, to effectively eliminate the mosquito population. We serve both residential and commercial customers in Greater Boston.