Mosquitoes are small, biting flies with slender bodies and long beaks used to penetrate the skin. They are usually have black, white, or gray markings along the legs and body, with two wings that are long and narrow. Mosquitoes breed in still, stagnant water – making a lot of the items around your home potential breeding sites, such as flower pots, bird baths, gutters, and toys. Not only are mosquito bites painful, but they can transmit a range of diseases, like West Nile Virus, Encephalitis, and dog heart worm. More about Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are attracted to carbon dioxide (the air we exhale) and can sense it from up to 30 yards away. Mosquitoes are also drawn to body heat, moisture, movement, and dark colors. In addition to professional mosquito control, there are some things you can do at home to reduce mosquito bites.