Types of Mosquitoes
There are about two hundred types of mosquitoes found in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC), about a dozen of them spread diseases that can really make people sick. The most common types that spread disease in the United States are the Aedes mosquito, the Culex mosquito, and the Anopheles mosquito. Outside of the dozen disease carrying ones, the CDC labels them as “nuisance mosquitoes.”
The problem is that it’s pretty hard to identify which mosquitoes are carrying illness producing germs and which ones are just nuisances. So, the CDC advises, just protect yourself against all mosquito bites.
Mosquitoes Are Also Joy Killers
In the South, most of us grew up catching lightning bugs and playing tag on hot summer nights. But nothing brought these good times to an end like blood-sucking mosquitoes. Many of our parents and grandparents tried to protect us with everything from bug zappers to "Deep Woods" bug repellent, but irritating, itchy bug bites on our legs, arms, and faces remained a fact of life.
Female mosquitoes are the biters, requiring blood to help form their eggs—and, through their bites, they can spread unwanted diseases to you and your family: the West Nile and Zika viruses as well as dengue, malaria, encephalitis, yellow fever, and more. Meanwhile, pets become exposed to heartworms and other mosquito-borne illnesses.
As another joy killer, houses across the South have decks and patios that go unused because of mosquito misery. Barbecues, picnics, and outdoor parties are stuck with party crashing mosquitoes.
But, with Waynes Mosquito Plus, your family can enjoy a barbeque in the backyard without worrying you will become the meal. Waynes ensures a positive outdoor experience by using environmentally-safe prevention methods to kill mosquitoes to protect your friends and loved ones.
Mosquito Plus Treatments
Waynes Mosquito Plus offers fast acting, long lasting and environmentally friendly protection that our parents and grandparents only dreamed about. We started out by offering Birmingham mosquito control and, as our company expanded to its current tri-state locations, our mosquito treatments have also expanded to places across Alabama as well as to Mississippi and Tennessee.
Plus, there are things you can do to help reduce mosquito populations on your property. Although there are three thousand or so mosquito species found around the world with differing characteristics, many of these species have one thing in common: how they reproduce in standing water.
By reducing areas of stagnant water on your property, including in birdbaths, fountains, trash cans, air conditioner drip pans, kiddie pools, and so forth, you can help to limit the number of mosquitoes on your property. You can also fix leaks on outdoor faucets and pipes, keep the grass cut, and trim bushes—especially during the warmer months. That’s when mosquitoes breed and then feed on people and pets.
Although DEET and other insect repellents won’t get rid of the pests, using them can help to prevent you from getting bitten. To actually get rid of them, contact us for our Mosquito Plus treatments.
The “Plus” in “Mosquito Plus”
The name of “Mosquito Plus” refers to how our comprehensive mosquito treatments also take care of fleas and ticks, eliminating them from your property. These nasty pests are typically discovered in your home, but they’ve come in from outdoors—often carried in by your pets—and they will bite and can spread diseases to people and pets.
Fleas create itchy, even painful bites and can transmit typhus and cat scratch fever to people and tapeworm and other harmful diseases to pets. As soon as you realize you have a flea problem, it’s best to reach out for help. For every flea that you’re aware of, there are larvae, eggs, and other adults that will cause problems with a small flea population quickly turning into a true infestation.
Ticks also bite and can spread diseases, including Lyme disease, which can cause serious problems to tissues and joints and even the heart and nervous system. In the United States each year, there are tens of thousands of new cases reported to the CDC. Other diseases carried by ticks include Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, encephalitis, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, tularemia, and more. In places where warmer weather is common—which can include Alabama, Mississippi, and even Tennessee—ticks can be active year round.
Nobody wants any of this triad of pests (mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks) on their properties. So, we’ve designed a powerful mosquito control treatment—Mosquito Plus—to tackle all three. Thanks to Waynes Mosquito Plus and its ability to safely and effectively get rid of these biting pests in affordable ways, you can sleep well at night—and enjoy being outdoors again.
To fight back against these pests, contact us online or call 205-985-7009.