Interesting facts
about Mosquitos:

  • Mosquitoes mostly rest during the day in wet, shaded & sheltered areas including: thick brush/weeds, under sheds/decks, holes in trees, or rock shelters.

  • Mosquitoes are a member of the fly family. However, they are weak fliers! We always recommend installing fans around areas such as porches, decks, & balconies to deter mosquitoes which can’t handle the wind pressure.

  • Mosquitoes identify humans/pets by smelling the carbon dioxide in our breath & an array of chemicals we produce. To close in on us, they use their sight & heat sensors.

  • There are more than 3500 mosquito species found throughout the world. An estimated 175 species are found throughout the US.

  • Only female mosquitoes feed on the blood mammals. They inject their proboscis, which is 6 needle-like mouthparts, through our skin & search for a blood vessel. When the female finds a blood vessel, she releases saliva into the cut.

  • Their saliva contains an anticoagulant which stops the host’s blood from clotting.

  • The 3 most common types of mosquitoes in New England include Aedes, Culex, Anopheles species.

  • The most common diseases mosquitoes spread in the US include: West Nile, Malaria, Chikungunya, & Dengue.

“Did you know that mosquitoes are attracted to some people more than others, due to the fact that certain people produce more of certain chemicals, like lactic acid.”


In Massachusetts the mosquito-borne diseases to be concerned about are West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

Symptoms ranging from a mild fever to more serious disease like encephalitis or meningitis can result.

There are other diseases spread by mosquitoes that people may be exposed to when traveling in other parts of the United States. These include Zika virus.


Our promise: if you’re not satisfied within 2 weeks of our mosquito and tick treatments, we’ll re-evaluate & retreat at no added cost, often requiring our techs to use a different product until the issue is resolved.

You’re also never locked into contracts with us. You can cancel at any time if needed.

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