New York, and particularly Long Island, is experiencing an outbreak of mosquitoes and especially the Asian tiger mosquito, which has migrated in large numbers into our area in the last few years. This pest is distinguished by black and white stripes and is known to be a voracious pest. Some estimates put it’s population increase in Nassau and Suffolk counties at more than 220% since 2010 (it first appeared in the US in the 1980’s.) The mosquito can act as a vector for as many as 30 diseases, including the West Nile virus and Dengue fever. The tiger mosquito is also harder to get rid of, since its eggs are able to endure extreme cold winter temperatures.
This blood-feeding insect will seek to feed on humans, and also dogs, cats, birds and other animals. It also has a more aggressive feeding behavior than other mosquitoes, pursuing blood meals throughout the day (as well as at dusk and dawn when other mosquitoes commonly feed.)
Fox Tree has had great success in treating properties to both control and repel these insects using conventional and biological techniques. If you are under attack, contact us and we’ll get you taken care of ASAP!