Tick and Mosquito Facts

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering about mosquitoes and why you need to avoid them (other than the annoying, itchy bumps), then you’ve come to the right place. We have all of the mosquito facts and information about ticks that you could possibly need.

Mosquito Facts




The best way to avoid mosquito-borne diseases is not to get bitten. It helps to know as much as you can about mosquitoes and mosquito control so you can protect yourself.

  • The T’s of Mosquito Control
    Mosquitoes are not only annoying – they’re dangerous. One of the best things you can do to control mosquitoes in your yard is to reduce the amount of standing water around your home.

Click here to learn more about the 7 T’s of Mosquito Control

  • Types of Mosquitoes
    Did you know that there are over 50 types of mosquitoes in Missouri? There are two that are the most prevalent, and they both carry disease.

Learn more about Missouri’s mosquitoes

  • Mosquito-Borne Diseases
    Mosquitoes don’t just leave itchy, red bites behind. They can also spread harmful diseases. According to the CDC, the best way to avoid mosquito-borne illnesses is to prevent mosquito bites.

Read more about mosquito-borne diseases

  • Allergy Information
    Some reactions to mosquito bites are more severe than an red splotch. Signs of allergic reactions to mosquitoes include swelling, hives, blisters on the skin, and very red skin.

Learn how to treat bites after an allergic reaction.




When you’ve lived in the St. Louis area for any length of time, then you know that ticks can be a real problem. Ticks are not only annoying but can carry serious diseases as well.

  • The 6 C’s of Tick Control
    Many homeowners say that controlling mosquitoes and ticks in their yard is one of their primary concerns when it comes to their children and the outdoors. That’s why we recommend the 6 C’s of Tick Control.

Learn more about the 6 C’s of Tick Control

  • Types of Ticks
    It’s not just one type of tick you need to watch out for in Missouri – there are at least three. And they don’t just use humans as their hosts. Dogs, cattle, horses, and deer are also at risk.

Read more about the most common ticks in Missouri

  • Tick-Borne Diseases
    Hopefully you won’t find yourself needing information about tick-borne illnesses, but they have been on the rise across the United States and in Missouri. It’s important to be informed before it’s too late.

Click to learn more about tick-borne illnesses like lyme disease

Pet Protection



Summer is a time for fun, but don’t forget about your responsibility to keep your pets safe. From plants that are toxic to animals and protection from ticks, we have everything you need to know about keeping your pets safe all summer.

Learn how to protect your pets this summer




If you’re spending time outdoors in an area that hasn’t been treated by Mosquito Squad, always remember to put on mosquito repellent. And if you do get bitten, you can try some of our home remedies for bites.

Learn more about mosquito repellents and bite treatments

If you have any more questions or you’re ready to protect your yard with our barrier treatment, give Mosquito Squad a call. We’ll come out and give you a free estimate, and new customers who sign up for an annual program get $50 off!