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Pest Wars: Are Mosquitoes Really The Most Dangerous Creatures?


Mosquitoes are the most dangerous creatures on the planet, that is what they say. If you are sitting in your couch with mosquitoes flying around the house, can you be considered suicidal? The fact is, mosquitoes-borne diseases have been pointed to as the number one cause of death worldwide, causing millions of deaths.

The Facts About Mosquitoes & How To Keep Them Away

It is said that more deaths have been attributed to them than all the wars combined, which says a lot. But mosquitoes need not to be the constant danger lurking in your house each day. If you have mosquito infestation problems, call the mosquito control company in Concord, NC, Lake Norman Home Services Company.

The Real Dangers

At the very least, they are a nuisance in your homes. They fly in your face and buzz like crazy near your ears, and they do this while you lie in bed. When you wake up in the morning, you find yourself with those itchy mosquito bites. At worse, they transmit diseases, like dengue fever, malaria, yellow fever, Zika virus, West Nile fever, encephalitis, and filariasis. Mosquitoes do not have very good eyesight. They use exhaled carbon dioxide, body odor, and temperature to find their next victims. Only the female adults bite since they have the mouthparts needed to suck blood. The males feed on nectar.


Like in all cities all over the world, Concord has its share of mosquitoes. They breed in places where there is stagnant water. Lakes, puddles, swamps, and ponds are usually the places where they lay their eggs.


You do not have to feel defenseless against the mosquitoes. Here are a few tips to control their population:

  1. Remove standing water and any items that can store it, like old tires, old containers, watering cans, outdoor faucets, or anything that can hold water.    
  2. Use mosquito repellents with DEET, the most effective ingredient against mosquitoes.
  3. Use a mosquito net in the bedroom.  Mosquitoes are always in the bedroom because that is where they sense where you are.  Mosquito nets should be able to protect you from them.
  4. Install tight-fitting windows and keep them always closed as much as possible.  Same with your doors too. This will keep the mosquitoes out of your home.
  5. Use mosquito swatters. This is a simple yet effective way of killing them all off.

Then, of course, you may simply pick up the phone and call the best pest control company in Concord, NC, Lake Norman Home Services Company. Lake Norman Home Services has a team of highly skilled and well-trained technicians who utilize only the latest and the most advanced equipment in the business.  They employ the most family-friendly and pet-friendly methods of exterminating pests, so you know you are in good hands.

They have excellent experience not only in exterminating mosquitoes but in ants, cockroaches, wasps, mice, weevils, centipedes, millipedes, and other pests as well. Lake Norman Home Services Company has earned the trust of residents and business establishments in Concord for more than 50 years.