Mosquitoes are small biting flies, with slender bodies and long beaks used to penetrate the skin, usually with black, white, or gray markings along the legs and body and 2 wings that are long and narrow. Mosquitoes breed in still, stagnant water and can be found in almost every type of landscape on earth except deserts and the arctic.
Mosquitoes can transmit a range of diseases through their bite, including encephalitis, zika virus, malaria, and dengue fever.
Professional inspection and treatment is essential to eliminate a mosquito infestation and to prevent mosquito bites. Areas with stagnant water must be drained or treated with an IGR (IGRs will kill mosquitoes before they become adults). Adult mosquitoes can be dealt with via a residual spray applied to their daylight hiding places.