Mosquitoes are responsible for more human death than any other living creature.
Male mosquitoes do not bite. The real risk is from female mosquitoes which bite when in search of a blood meal to provide protein for their eggs.
Most adult mosquitoes live for about two weeks.
There are over 2,500 species of mosquitoes in the world.
The welts that appear after a mosquito leaves isn't from the bite - it's an allergic reaction to saliva the mosquito injected under the skin to prevent the blood from clotting
Mosquitoes like dark areas and will suck the juice out of plants in order to live - including tree leaves, grass, shrubs, etc.
Mosquitoes are "born" in standing water, mud, ponds, tin cans, under decks, puddles and old tires, etc.
Hundreds of thousands are "born" each day in your area during infestations.
Mosquitoes rarely travel farther than 300 feet from their birthplace.
Studies have shown that while bats devour a huge number of insects, mosquitoes are only a small part of their diet.
Mosquitoes are found all over the world, even in the Arctic
If you understand the multiplier effect that can be generated by one female fly, you can see how trapping just one can have a dramatic effect on the local population.
The female housefly, for example, lives about two and a half months and lays between 600 and 1,000 eggs during its lifetime. On the average, 12 generations of houseflies are produced in one year. Therefore, that one female could be responsible for many thousands of flies.
Houseflies (black, non-glossy body) and blowflies (metallic blue/green/gold body) are the most common types found around homes -- both are categorized as “filth flies”. Houseflies are attracted more toward animal manure and decayed food, while the blowfly is attracted more to animal manure and decayed food, while the blowfly is attracted more to decayed meat (road kill) or fish. Both can be found around garbage. Houseflies will be more dominant around farms and animals, while the blowfly will be more dominant around wooded areas, waterways, and more populated human habitations.
Yellow Jacket Control Information
Yellow Jacket Control:These pests usually build underground nests, although some species will build their nests in hollow logs, trees, attics, between walls, or on eaves of houses. Control is best achieved by applying Wasp & Hornet Killer directly into the nest opening. This should be done near dusk, when wasps are more likely to be inside. If you can't find the nest place yellow jacket traps around backyards, picnics and barbecues well in advance of outdoor activities. Traps may also be placed along side trash cans to significantly reduce the number of pestiferous yellow jackets.
Tip: Cover trash containers and keep them away from eating areas to reduce the number of foraging pests.
Note: Most yellow jacket workers forage for food within 1,000 feet of their nest - a distance of 3 football fields.
Yellow jacket Stings
In most people, a yellow jacket sting produces an immediate pain at the site of the sting. There will be localized reddening, swelling and itching. Unlike a bee, a yellow jacket will not leave a barbed stinger in the skin.