Do Mosquitoes Bite Dogs?

And Potential Dangers


Mosquitoes Bite Dogs

Mosquitoes already put your good time outside at risk. But, unlike you, your pup doesn’t seem to mind this pesky companion. That leaves many people asking: do mosquitoes bite dogs?

Do Mosquitoes Bite Dogs?

Yes, mosquitoes do bite dogs. Your dog is especially at risk if he spends time outside in an area with many mosquitoes. Female mosquitoes need blood in order to lay eggs, and she will find that source of food anywhere she can. She then lays her eggs in standing water, so you will be dealing with more mosquitoes if there are sources available in your yard. You might find standing water in:

  • Clogged Gutters – Clogged gutters may hold on to rain for days.
  • Bird Baths – Bird baths are very common places for mosquitoes to lay eggs.
  • Landscape Ponds – Any ponds you’ve created that do not have fish may be prone to mosquitoes.
  • Tires and Garbage – The indentations in tires and other garbage can gather water.
  • Poor Drainage – If any part of your yard doesn’t drain water well, it can attract mosquitoes.

Health Concerns with Mosquito Bites

Heartworm

The Aedes, Anopheles, and Mansonia species of mosquito are all capable of transmitting heartworm. Dogs living in the northeast are at great risk of contracting this dangerous disease. Often, it can be prevented using heartworm prevention tactics, like medicine.

Signs of heartworm disease include a persistent cough, exhaustion, fatigue after exercising, decreased hunger, and weight loss. Over time, your dog might experience heart failure and develop a swollen belly. Once your dog develops heartworm disease, you will need to work with your veterinarian to come up with a treatment plan.

Turn to Green Lawn Fertilizing for Mosquito Control

We care about your family—including your pup!—so we offer mosquito control services. Green Lawn Fertilizing offers a six-application Mosquito Plan. This plan is designed to control the population of Mosquitoes on the property. We apply your first two applications within the first two weeks of signing up and will come out every two to three weeks after that. This helps you and your family enjoy the yard without worrying about pesky mosquitoes.


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