They are the most problematic insect in Wisconsin. Mosquitos control every person's backyard. They can breed in standing water including sprinkler heads, tire swings and buckets of water. They attack any human within their territory and don't look at what age you are. Mosquitoes can carry many types of diseases that are caused by bacteria, parasites or viruses.
These diseases include:
- Encephalitis - Encephalitis is caused by viruses that are transmitted by mosquitoes such as the Aedes mosquitoes or Culiseta mosquitoes. The symptoms of encephalitis include high fever, stiff neck, headache, confusion and laziness/sleepiness. There are several types of encephalitis that can be transmitted by mosquito's, including St. Louis, Western equine, Eastern equine, La Crosse and West Nile. West Nile encephalitis is on the rise in the eastern United States, which has raised concerns about mosquito control. (see Overview of West Nile Virus for more information).
Here is also a link to information from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection regarding Controlling Mosquitos and the West Nile Virus.
- Dengue Fever - Dengue fever is transmitted by the Asian tiger mosquito, which is native to East Asia and was found in the United States in 1985. It is also transmitted by Aedes aegypti in the tropics. Dengue fever is caused by a virus that produces a range of illnesses, from viral flu to hemorrhagic fever. It is especially dangerous for children (see Dengue Fever & Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever for more information).
Trying to Avoid Mosquitos?
Going outside at night time ain't the right time and this is why:
Mosquitoes come out to feed between 7:00 and 9:00 pm. They are attracted to your patio and window lights and will come from a long distance. Bonfires are also going to draw your neighbor's mosquitoes. Personal products and citronella candles can be helpful at this time.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a mosquito control application appointment, please click or call us at 262-521-1258. We sure to ask us about our Summer Mosquito Control and Protection Package.