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Mosquito Squad battles the Tiger Mosquito.

Mosquito Squad battles the Tiger Mosquito.

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Mosquito Squad is armed and ready to fight the bite of the Tiger Mosquito and the other 50 species of mosquitoes that make life miserable for St. Louisans!

The Tiger Mosquito is only about 1/8 inch long. It is black with white stripes on its legs and body. There is a single white stripe down the center of its head and back. It’s these stripes that give it the name “Tiger” Mosquito, not its desire to frequently mate. These mosquitoes can have as many as 12 generations per year!

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The Tiger Mosquito was brought to the United States during the 1980s in used truck tires shipped from Japan. When the tires were moved from state to state, the Tiger Mosquito spread. Now it is found in much of the southeastern and midwestern parts of the United States. Also known as Aedes albopictus, the Tiger Mosquito lives throughout the state of Missouri- St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, Jefferson City, near Joplin and in the southeast counties north of the “bootheel.”

Like other mosquitoes, the female Tiger Mosquito needs blood to produce eggs. The Tiger Mosquito will bite many types of animals, including people. It likes to bite in the daytime, mostly in early morning or late afternoon. The bite is no worse than that of other mosquitoes, but large numbers of  Tiger Mosquitoes can be a problem around homes.

The Tiger Mosquito can spread disease like West Nile Virus and Encephalitis. Don’t fear, though! Mosquito Squad of Greater Saint Louis can help you fight these nasty insects. Whether you choose the traditional or organic barrier spray or our misting system, we give you a 100% guarantee that you will love our service or your money back. No questions asked…it’s that easy! Come see us at the St. Louis Builders Home and Garden Show  February 25-28.