How Mosquitos react to our treatments:
When our organic solution is sprayed it kills the mosquitos and chases away the ticks, fleas and gnats. It coats the leaf surface of the grass, ornamentals and lower leaves of the trees with natural sulfur contained in garlic juice and all of these insects, not initially killed, are repelled from the area by this juice. It also prevents entry of any neighboring mosquitos that may consider wandering in from next door. Mosquito larvae which were in any standing water in the area are now suffocated by the spray which coats the water's surface and prevents oxygen from reaching the larvae. Our organic solution is odorless to humans, but not to the insects.
A mosquito's sense of smell is about 10,000 times better than yours and they are able to locate humans because they detect the carbon dioxide given off by us. Our organic solution masks the carbon dioxide odor. If they can't find you, they can't bite you and they seek nourishment elsewhere. Another important fact to remember is that mosquitos are also attracted to bright lights - as are a lot of other early evening or nighttime bugs. No matter what stands between them and the light - they don't care - they go right for the lights. It's always a good idea to turn down the lights in the evening to reduce your chances of being bitten by Mosquitos.
- Mosquitos are nasty, annoying, and dangerous.
- Mosquitos can be spelled two ways, mosquitos or mosquitoes we prefer the former.
- There are over 3,500 species of mosquitos in the world and about 60 in the Atlanta area.
- Male mosquitos do not "bite", but feed on the nectar of flowers.
- Only female mosquitos feed on blood - from humans and animals.
- A female mosquito can lay up to 300 eggs at a time, deposited on the surface of stagnant water.
- Mosquito eggs need water to hatch, but only a small amount like what can fill a thimble.
- Some adult mosquitos live for up to two months, some just a couple of days.
- Diseases carried by mosquitos include west nile virus, malaria, zika and encephalitis.
- Mosquitos are attracted to carbon dioxide, body heat, sweat, and dark clothing.
- Aedes mosquitos are painful and persistent biters, attacking during daylight hours.
- Aedes mosquitos are strong fliers and are known to fly many miles from their breeding sources.
- Culex mosquitos are painful and persistent biters also, but prefer to attack at dusk and after dark, and readily enter dwellings.
- Culex usually live only a few weeks during the warm summer months.
- Culiseta mosquitos are moderately aggressive biters, attacking in the evening hours or in shade during the day.