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Get the Facts. Mosquito Facts.

What do you think the deadliest animal on earth is? Shark? Wolf? Crocodile?

Try the Mosquito. Mosquitoes lurk through the evening darkness, unseen by the human eye in search of their victim. Tiny and quiet, these nuisances can cause major illness that often lead to death. Mosquitoes can transmit serious diseases like malaria, dengue fever and west nile virus. Take advantage of professional mosquito control with Mosquito Squad of North Central Minnesota.


Malaria is a mosquito-borne illness caused by a parasite. Malaria kills over 600,000 people every year worldwide. It threatens half of the world’s population and uses billions of dollars in lost productivity annually. According to the CDC about 1,500 cases of malaria are diagnosed in the United States each year. The vast majority of cases in the United States are in travelers and immigrants returning from countries where malaria transmission occurs, many from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

West Nile Virus

West Nile virus (WNV) is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. Most people get infected with West Nile virus by the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Infected mosquitoes can then spread the virus to humans and other animals.

Mosquito Facts for Mosquito Control

  • In the United States there are about 200 species of Mosquitoes
  • Mosquito bites may be transmitting diseases like malaria, dengue fever and west nile virus
  • Mosquitoes have a four stage life cycle; Egg, Larva, Pupa, Adult
  • Only adult female mosquitoes feed on human blood to lay eggs
  • Female mosquitoes breed anywhere there is a small amount of water
  • Best breeding sites for female mosquitoes include: old tires, buckets, toys, plant pot trays, plastic covers, tarps, and anything as small as a bottle cap.
  • Prevent mosquitoes in your yard with the 5 T’s: Tip, Toss, Turn over, Remove Tarps, Treat
  • Mosquitoes not only infect humans but also our pets including dogs, cats and horses
  • Mosquito prevention is available with Mosquito Squad of North Central Minnesota

The best way to prevent mosquitoes is to hire a professional to provide proper mosquito control. Our goal is to eliminate as much as 85% of the adult mosquito population while also targeting ticks. The Mosquito Squad traditional barrier treatment targets foliage where mosquitoes may rest or breed killing them on contact.

Call Mosquito Squad at 218-829-9342 to further discuss your mosquito control and tick control options!

Sources: https://www.gatesnotes.com/Health/Most-Lethal-Animal-Mosquito-Week, http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/faq/genquestions.html, https://www.cdc.gov/malaria/


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