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Why Do Mosquitoes Bite?
Female mosquitoes have piercing mouthparts through which they extract the blood of a host. The protein from gathered blood is used in egg production. Males do not bite and feed on blood. Instead, they get their energy from plant nectars and other sweet substances found in their habitat.
After puncturing the skin with their mouthparts and feeding on blood, mosquitoes leave hard, itchy bumps. In the blood-feeding process, mosquitoes inject saliva into their host which creates the reactions that cause bite symptoms. Most mosquito bites are harmless and the symptoms subside in a few days. Some discomforting symptoms include swelling of the bite site, soreness, and bleeding. While mosquitoes are an itchy, uncomfortable nuisance, the important problem arising from mosquito bites is transmission of viral or parasitic diseases.
Symptoms & Reactions
Many mosquito species are such stealthy biters that most people never notice their first mosquito bites. Other species are ferocious biters whose bite is moderately painful. The symptoms of mosquito bites include:
A puffy, white bump appearing a few minutes after the bite often with a small red dot in the middle of the bump. A hard, reddish bump, or bumps, that shows up about a day after a bite. Swelling around the bites. Small blisters instead of hard bumps. Dark spots that look like bruises.
We here at Alternative Earthcare are a Long Island based company specializing in Mosquito Control. We have been in business for 20 years. We love where we live and work, but we don’t love all the insects here! Insects like Mosquitos are not only annoying, but can be harmful to you and your family. They are able to spread diseases, many different diseases. The Mosquito populations on Long Island are thriving, and sadly these diseases are becoming more and more prevalent, especially across the East End, the Hamptons, and Montauk.Mosquitoes are terribly annoying pests. These little irritants buzz overhead annoyingly and deliver itchy and painful bites, often ruining outdoor activities and backyard get togethers. What’s more, mosquitoes are dangerous carriers of diseases like West Nile virus, encephalitis and dengue fever.So protection from a mosquito bite is very Important and this is why Alternative Earthcare sprays your property. Our technicians will come onto the property and spray any and all trees, shrubs, and grounds as well as property lines, pool areas, ponds etc. This is where mosquitos tend to congregate.These sprays will drastically help reduce the insect population, helping to specifically control mosquitos and removing the threat to you and your family. We spray every 3-4 weeks to effectively control the flow of the mosquitos. We have both Organic as well as Synthetic Sprays available for use on your property. We use the least toxic solutions available.