Mosquitoes are a common nuisance in Central Florida, but they can also pose a significant threat to your health and well-being. Here in Florida, most of us are all too familiar with the itchy, red bite marks left by these flying pests. This irritation is actually due to our skin’s allergic reaction to the mosquito’s saliva. Sometimes scratching these bites can break the skin which can cause the area to become infected.
More than just a flying nuisance, these tiny insects are also carriers of deadly diseases such as West Nile virus, Malaria, Zika virus, and Dengue fever. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mosquitoes are responsible for more human deaths annually than any other animal.
Here are some statistics on mosquitoes that may surprise you:
- There are over 3,500 species of mosquitoes worldwide.
- There are roughly 200 different species of mosquitoes in the United States, including the Aedes aegypti (Yellow Fever mosquito), which can transmit Zika virus and Dengue fever.
- Only female mosquitoes bite, as they require blood to produce eggs.
- Mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk.
- Female mosquitoes can lay up to 300 eggs at a time.
Controlling the mosquito population around your home is crucial to your health and safety. Gato Guard can provide you with several effective solutions to help control mosquito populations, including installing mosquito misting equipment around your property. This process involves placing nozzles inconspicuously around the yard and outdoor areas. These nozzles can release the mist several times throughout the day so that the area maintains a consistent level of treatment. This allows you and your family to enjoy the weather without the worry of mosquitos crashing your party.
Our team of trained professionals will assess your property and develop a customized plan to meet your unique needs. With Gato Guard, you can help protect your family from the dangers of mosquitoes while also ensuring that your outdoor living space remains comfortable and enjoyable.
In conclusion, mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance, they are also a serious health threat. However, by taking steps to control their population, you can help protect yourself and your family from the dangers they pose.
Contact Gato Guard Pest Control today to learn more about how we can help you control mosquitoes around your home.