Mosquito season is well underway. We at Southern Pest Control want to keep you informed about the concerns involving these unwanted pests.
Mosquitoes are insects belonging to the order Diptera, the True Flies. Like all True Flies, they have two wings, but unlike other flies, their wings have scales. Female mosquitoes’ mouth parts form a long piercing-sucking proboscis. Males differ from females by having feathery antennae and mouth parts not suitable for piercing skin. A mosquito’s principal food is nectar or similar sugar source.
There are over 3,000 different species of mosquitoes throughout the world; currently 176 species are recognized in the United States. The use of the word “mosquito” is apparently of North American origin and dates back to about 1583.
Mosquitoes cause more human suffering than any other organism — over one million people worldwide die from mosquito-borne diseases every year. Not only can mosquitoes carry diseases that afflict humans, they also transmit several diseases and parasites that dogs and horses are very susceptible to. These include dog heartworm, West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis . In addition, their bites can cause severe skin irritation through an allergic reaction to the mosquito’s saliva – this is what causes the red bump and itching. Mosquito vectored diseases include protozoan diseases, i.e., malaria, filarial diseases such as dog heartworm, and viruses such as dengue, encephalitis and yellow fever.
Diseases associated with Mosquitos
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
St. Louis Encephalitis
Western Equine Encephalitis
West Nile Virus
West Nile & Zika Viruses are 2 of the main concerns in our region.
Keeping your surrounding areas of your home clean and remove any objects, which may contain water, can help avoid a breeding ground for mosquitos.
There are many companies that now offer a mosquito control service. The technician visits your property to provide barrier sprays, delivering effective mosquito control treatments to rid your yard of these unwanted pests.
We at Southern Pest Control offer our own unique affordable mosquito protection service for any of our present customers as well as anyone in the Gulf Coast Region that is having mosquito problems or any other pest issues. We have been serving our region for over 37 years with quality affordable pest control. Please call us at 800 527-9832 to speak to one of our friendly knowledgeable pest control experts.