Skip to content
The Pacific Northwest's Most Trusted & Top-Rated

Mosquito Exterminators - Control - Removal



  • Serving the Pacific NW Since 1963
  • QualityPro Certified Pest Control
  • Guaranteed Pest Solutions
  • Fast Service For Our Customers

What do mosquitoes look like?


Depending on species, mosquitoes can grow to be an inch in length, though most common varieties in the U.S. are much smaller. Their bodies are made up of a head, thorax, abdomen, two wings, two compound eyes, two simple eyes, and a serrated proboscis. Only the female mosquito bites, using the proboscis to pierce her victim’s skin and inject saliva containing an anticoagulant enzyme that aids in the bloodsucking process.

Female mosquitoes attract males by beating their wings at the rate of up to 500 times per second. The female will seek out a protein-providing blood meal and, once fed, rest for a couple of days before laying hundreds of eggs in stagnant water. After one to four days, eggs develop into larva, which are small worms called wigglers. Wigglers remain in water for the first 10-14 days, feeding on organic matter, before turning into a partially-cocooned pupa. After this stage, which lasts for a few days, the pupa turns into adult mosquitoes. On average, the male mosquito lives 10 days while the female can survive up to two months. During their lifetime, females lay eggs approximately every three days.

What are the unique characteristics of mosquitoes?


Both male and female mosquitoes feed on nectar from flowers, but the female requires blood to reproduce. Mosquitoes feed both day and night and are capable of drinking up to three times their body weight in blood. While some species exclusively seek out human hosts, others specifically target birds, reptiles, or other types of animals.

Mosquitoes are actually slow-moving insects, flying at a maximum speed of a mile-and-a-half per hour. They tend to stay within a three-mile area and fly no more than 25 feet above the ground.

What are the habits of mosquitoes?


Mosquitoes prefer dark colors and are attracted to their victims by smell, heat, and motion. They migrate to carbon dioxide exhaled during breathing. Pregnant women, larger people, and those who are exercising tend to give off more carbon dioxide and are, therefore, more likely to be bitten. Body heat attracts mosquitoes; they use heat sensors to seek out an exposed part of their victim’s body where blood is close to the surface. Sweat and body odor — or more specifically the bacteria they contain — draw mosquitoes, especially those that carry malaria. Some humans also give off secretions that are enticing to mosquitoes.

Start Here!

Highly Reviewed Pest Control Services

  • Serving the Pacific NW Since 1963
  • QualityPro Certified Pest Control
  • Guaranteed Pest Solutions
  • Fast Service For Our Customers

Have a Question or Want a FREE Quote?

Fill out the form below to get started!

Kelso Office

1301 Elm Street
Kelso, WA 98626

(360) 200-7376

VANCOUVER OFFICE

7316 NE 47th Ave, Suite C
Vancouver, WA 98661

(360) 200-0245

PORTLAND OFFICE

211 SE Madison St, Suite 10
Portland, OR 97214

503-673-9909

Where are mosquitoes commonly found?


Mosquitoes are found throughout the world, except in:

  • Antarctica
  • Iceland
  • French Polynesia
  • New Caledonia
  • Seychelles

Mosquitoes thrive in warm locales with high humidity and are most abundant in spring, summer, and fall. They are active at all times of the day but tend to migrate to cooler locations when the temperature is extremely hot. During temperatures below 50°F, females will hibernate, holding onto their eggs until the temperature rises.

Areas We Service in Vancouver WA and Surrounding Areas


Don't wait to get a pest-free home! Interstate Pest Management offers a variety of highly-effective pest control solutions to our neighbors throughout the Pacific Northwest. We're honored to provide our environmentally-friendly, expert pest control and extermination services to Vancouver, Portland, Beaverton, Gresham, Lake Oswego, Longview, and the surrounding areas.



See All Locations

Our Pest Control Reviews Say It All

Dwayne C., Vancouver

Awesome, killer service.

Shelly R. , Beaverton

We have used Interstate for a number of years and they have greatly helped in controlling yellow jackets.

Allison K. , Beaverton

My parents have had Interstate Pest for about 5 years now and they are amazing! My fiancé and I just purchased a house and right away called Interstate to get rid of all creepy crawlies.

Pest Control Specials


Picking a pest control company shouldn’t be hard, so we want to make it easy for you to get started with these exclusive special offers!



View All Savings
$60 OFFQuarterly All-Season Pest Control Package

Sign up for our quarterly All-Season pest control package and get $60 off! Protect your home and family from pests today.

Redeem OfferExpires: 7/31/2020
$50 OFFBed Bug Inspection

Save $50 when you sign up for an expert Interstate Pest bed bug inspection

Redeem OfferExpires: 7/31/2020

What are the risks of mosquitoes?


When a mosquito bites, the saliva passed creates an allergic reaction that can result in red, itchy bumps or welts. These areas can become inflamed and, if scratched to excess, cause secondary skin infections.

Mosquitoes spread deadly diseases that include malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus, yellow fever, encephalitis, elephantiasis, and Zika virus. While these are more common in other countries, causing millions of death each year, cases also occur in the United States. Mosquito attacks can be especially harmful to children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems, and can also cause birth defects in unborn children. Mosquitoes also pass parasites and disease to animals, including heartworm which can be fatal to dogs.

Mosquito Exterminators – Control – Removal in Portland OR and Vancouver WA

Serving the surrounding areas

Oregon Cities

Portland | Gresham | Troutdale | Oregon City | Happy Valley | Canby | Molalla | Lake Oswego | West Linn | Tualatin | Wilsonville | Tigard | Beaverton | Aloha | Hillsboro | St Helens | Scappoose | Rainier
Oregon Coast

Astoria | Warrenton | Seaside | Cannon Beach
Washington Cities

Vancouver | Camas | Washougal | Battle Ground | Brush Prairie | LaCenter | Ridgefield | Woodland | Kelso | Longview | Castle Rock