More than just an annoyance, the mosquito is the deadliest animal on the planet. Over one million people are killed by mosquito-borne diseases each year globally. In the US, we tend to be less aware of the deadly role mosquitoes play, but over 1,000 Americans each year experience serious illness or death as a result of a mosquito bite.
Sadly, with just one bite the mosquito can cause great havoc by spreading devastating illnesses like Zika Virus, West Nile Virus, Encephalitis, Malaria, Chikungunya and even Heartworm in your pets.
Quick Facts About Mosquitoes
There are over 3,000 mosquito species worldwide
Over 150 mosquito species inhabit the US
A relatively small number of species transmit dangerous disease
Only adult female mosquitoes bite
A female mosquito needs one blood meal for every batch of eggs she produces
Mosquitoes feed on nectar, plant juices and decaying plant material
All mosquitoes have 4 distinct life stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult
Mosquito eggs require standing water to hatch into successful larvae
Mosquito eggs can survive up to seven years before hatching
With a 100% survival rate, a single mosquito could be responsible for over one billion mosquito descendants in less than a month
Mosquito Squad of Lake Country serves areas in both Virginia and North Carolina including Lake Gaston, Kerr Lake, Clarksville, South Hill, Farmville, Kenbridge, Victoria and Blackstone. Call us today to get scheduled at 434-676-2250