Mosquito
(Family culicidae)

Introduction

Long-legged with a thin body, the female mosquito feeds mainly on blood, whereas the male mainly nectar.

Description

Adults 7 - 15 mm long with a similar wingspan

Biology

Dependent on water
Females lay eggs in stagnate water

Food

Female mosquitoes will feed on blood when they want to produce eggs, but mosquitoes will feed on nectar and other plant juices

Habitat

Mosquitoes can be found in bushes, tall grass, in buckets, empty paint tins etc, anywhere stagnate water maybe.

Reasons for control

Nuisance:

Food safety:

Detecting an infestation

Detecting what and where your pest coming is from is key to any pest prevention.
If you are coming downstairs every morning to a fresh batch of droppings in the kitchen but have no idea where they come from, it could be a long while before you get rid of them. Identification is important, what to look for and to react quickly will greatly benefit you in the long term.

Droppings

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Do It Yourself
Let us not play around, doing it yourself is not always easy. But it can be cost-effective even if you end up hiring someone else to complete the job. If you are coming downstairs every morning to a fresh batch of droppings in the kitchen but have no idea where they come from, it could be a long while before you get rid of them. Identification is important, what to look for and to react quickly will greatly benefit you in the long term.

Pest Control Company
In truth, most pest companies give a good image of themselves and do a good job. Like any industry, you will get your good companies and not so good. Like any trade, we would suggest someone who comes recommended. Failing that, you can search through our directory to find a registered pest control company. These will be licenced pest controllers that go by a standard of guidelines. You can find their address here and much more at our website: http://baitpoint.co.uk

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