Mosquito Treatment – How to control mosquitoes – Mosquito control is a BIG issue in many areas of the world. After all, the mosquito is the deadliest animal on the planet. You might not realize it but that tiny insect kills more people worldwide than any other animal. They spread serious and deadly diseases such as malaria, encephalitis, West Nile virus and Zika Virus. They even spread deadly heartworms to dogs. There are various ways to control mosquitoes, but getting rid of their breeding sources is the best place to start. Since they need standing, stagnant water to breed and multiply, it is imperative that you don’t allow standing water to exist on your property, such as buckets, birdfeeders, poor drainage, stopped up gutters, etc. If you have water gardens or small ponds nearby, you need to treat them regularly with a larvacide to make sure they don’t produce adult mosquitoes. Also, having your property treated by a professional exterminating company will usually cause a dramatic reduction in the mosquito population.