Summer comes to Northern VA each year with the promise of warm weather, sunshine, fun, and as always, mosquitoes. These pests can take over your yard and multiply quickly. They lay 100 eggs at a time, oftentimes in standing water. When biting, mosquitoes can drink up to 3 times their body weight in blood. Their primary food source is glucose, which is found in high levels in our blood.
Not only do mosquito bites hurt, they can be quite harmful. While a spider or a cockroach may be a scarier sight, because they carry diseases, mosquitoes are considered the world’s deadliest animals. Through Malaria, Zika and West Nile Virus, mosquitoes are responsible for nearly 1 million deaths per year. Fox Pest Control knows how to control your Northern VA mosquito problem and reduce them quickly call (703) 454-8200 today.
You might already know for sure that you have a mosquito problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of a mosquito infestation in Northern VA.
One of the signs of a mosquito infestation is to see them flying around.
Even before they’re seen, mosquitoes can bite and fly away before you know what happened. A bite is often itchy and may raise a small red bump on the skin.
Your technician will conduct a thorough mosquito inspection of your home/property and provide a customized mosquito treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain mosquito free.
We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the mosquitoes don’t come back. If you see any mosquito activity between your regularly-scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!
Fox Pest Control provides mosquito control services in Northern VA and the surrounding areas, including:
At Fox Pest Control, we care about you.
We care about your home and your safety.
Many bugs and rodents can carry viruses and harmful diseases.
During mosquito season, we suggest removing standing water from your yard.
Also covering up in long-sleeved shirts and pants, especially when going outside after dusk.
Using repellent with DEET is also important to avoid bites.
Our Fox Pest Pros can easily visit your home and apply monthly treatments throughout the spring and summer.
This will decrease the likelihood of mosquitoes laying eggs and inhabiting your yard.
Give us a call, and we'd be happy to help you.
Because No Bugs is Simply Better.
Of the more than 3,500 species, only a couple hundred will actually bite humans … and then it’s only the females. Despite that, there are plenty of female mosquitoes around in Northern VA, so don’t worry, you’ll need lots of help with mosquito control.
Mosquitoes love very shallow water or even damp soil for laying eggs. Try to keep your property free of standing water, mosquitoes can lay their eggs in a bottle cap of water.
Mosquitoes love cool, moist environments … and they hate the heat. The best to be outside while also avoiding mosquitoes is in the heat of the day. If you do see mosquitoes, they will most likely be in bushes or flower beds.(Or you could call Fox Pest Control in Northern VA to help you reduce the mosquito population around your home.)
When a female mosquito bites you, it injects an anticoagulant within its saliva that, while helping the blood flow, also creates an allergic response in most humans.
Yes they can be. Even in Northern VA mosquitoes can carry and transmit several diseases, including:
West Nile virus– an infectious disease whose symptoms include fever, skin rash, body aches, and swollen lymph glands.
Zika virus– an RNA virus that causes a rash, itching all over, muscle pain, red eyes, joint pain, fever, and a headache.
Malaria- a disease caused by a parasite that invades red blood cells and brings on fever, chills, sweating, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, and sometimes jaundice.
Mosquitoes are primarily a prey insect, serving as a food source for many bats and birds. In addition, mosquitoes are pollinators. While they don't pollinate on the same level as bees, they feed on flower nectar to get glucose, and transfer this from flower to flower.
If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests in their Northern VA home or business between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.
And if you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled treatments, simply give our Northern VA office a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.
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