Insects

New Jersey Mosquito Identification Tips


One of the drawbacks of warmer weather is that it means having mosquitoes out and about, especially in the evening. It’s easy to identify mosquito bites, but what about the bugs themselves? Find out how to identify mosquitoes and when to have NJ pest control services help you out with them.

What Do Mosquitoes Look Like?

When you have a mosquito bite, chances are that you didn’t actually see the mosquito while it was biting you. These bugs are good at staying under the radar while they’re searching for people to bite. If you do see a mosquito, you can usually identify it by its body shape.

Mosquitoes can range from 1/8 to 3/8 of an inch long with a long, thin thorax and abdomen that often have a somewhat curved appearance. Mosquitoes also have feathery antennae and a proboscis that they use for feeding. The Asian tiger mosquito, which can spread disease, has a striking black and white striped appearance.

What to Do About Mosquitoes

When mosquitoes invade your yard, professional pest control experts can eliminate infestations. Keeping your yard free of standing water also helps prevent more infestations from happening, since it gets rid of breeding grounds for these pests.

If you have a mosquito problem on your NJ property, call Allison Pest Control. Our NJ pest control services can help get your yard mosquito-free this summer.

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