We all enjoy heading outside during Rhode Island’s warmer months, but those who enjoy the weather most are the pesky mosquitoes. These insects are as complex as they are annoying, and here at Mosquito Terminators of Newport RI we’ve come up with a short list of some of the scariest facts about these complex organisms.

  1. They’re the deadliest animals on Earth. Research has proven that mosquitoes have taken more lives than even snakes and sharks. They carry a number of deadly diseases, many of which have been traced in species that thrive in Rhode Island. These diseases include Yellow Fever, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Zika Virus, Yellow Fever and Malaria.
  2. Adult mosquitoes live 5-6 months. Yikes! At Mosquito Terminators, our barrier spray program ensures that your yard is sprayed consistently throughout the warmest months of the year by using natural-based products that attack the mosquitoes at every stage of their life. Our goal is to eliminate them before they have a chance to live those 5-6 months.
  3. They can detect CO2 75 feet away. For those who have an outdoor pool, patio or firepit that they like to enjoy, know that mosquitoes will quickly hone in on you and your guests because of the carbon dioxide you exhale. Our effective spray will prevent more mosquitoes from entering your property so that you can enjoy your yard safely and comfortably.
  4. Some species need only a puddle to reproduce. This is frightening considering that after any rain storm in the Newport, RI area, mosquitoes have the opportunity to lay their eggs and hatch their young. All that’s required for their eggs to hatch and develop is just a few inches of water from a puddle. It’s best to take steps to preventing places where mosquitoes can lay their eggs.
  5. Mosquitoes can fly between 1 and 1.5 miles per hour. Have you ever been walking around your yard and noticed that you’ve been followed by the same mosquito? These annoying and potentially dangerous insects are quick to find and follow pray around until they get what they’re after: A blood meal.

It’s never too late to take back your yard from mosquitoes, and sometimes August can be the most active month for mosquitoes in Rhode Island. Contact our Newport-based mosquito control company today and select the appropriate service plan for your needs.