And possible dangers
May 7, 2020
Mosquitoes are already jeopardizing your good time outside. But unlike you, your puppy doesn't seem to bother this annoying companion. This makes many people ask: Do mosquitoes bite dogs?
Do mosquitoes bite dogs?
Yes, mosquitoes bite dogs. Your dog is particularly at risk if it is outside in an area with many mosquitoes. Female mosquitoes need blood to lay eggs and she will find this source of food wherever she can. She then lays her eggs in standing water so that you have more mosquitoes to deal with when sources are available in your garden. You could find stagnant water in:
- Clogged gutters – Clogged gutters can hold rain for days.
- Bird baths – Bird baths are very common places where mosquitoes lay eggs.
- Landscape ponds – All ponds you have created without fish may be susceptible to mosquitoes.
- Tires and garbage – The depressions in tires and other rubbish can collect water.
- Poor drainage – If part of your garden does not drain water well, it can attract mosquitoes.
Health concerns about mosquito bites
The Aedes, Anopheles and Mansonia mosquito species can all transmit heartworms. Dogs that live in the northeast are at high risk of developing this dangerous disease. Heartworm prevention tactics like medicine can often prevent it.
Signs of heartworm disease include persistent cough, fatigue, post-workout fatigue, decreased hunger, and weight loss. Over time, your dog can develop heart failure and develop a swollen belly. Once your dog develops heartworm disease, you'll need to work with your vet to develop a treatment plan.
Contact Green Lawn Fertilizing for mosquito control
We take care of your family – including your puppy! – and therefore offer mosquito control services. Green Lawn Fertilizing offers a mosquito plan with six uses. This plan is designed to control the population of mosquitoes on the property. We will apply your first two applications within the first two weeks after registration and will then be published every two to three weeks. So you and your family can enjoy the garden without worrying about annoying mosquitos.