If you live in South Mississippi or Alabama, mosquitoes may be a year-round disturbance. These tiny, blood-thirsty insects will attach anywhere from head-to-toe, particularly during warmer months. They also carry diseases that can cause severe symptoms like fevers, diarrhea, vomiting, and even death.
Diseases carried by mosquitoes kill more people than any other living species on Earth. Statistics show that more than 700,000 people worldwide die in any given year because of the diseases these bugs carry.
With the rise of global temperatures, along with the rise of human activity, comes a better environment for mosquitoes to proliferate and spread across the world.
The warmer and wetter it is, the more mosquitoes will be around. Looking back to late summer 2018, areas that had long stretch of rain even as far north as Michigan caused mosquito populations to triple or quadruple. More rain means more standing water, which means more mosquitoes. Similar bouts of rain are expected in 2019, which will no doubt lead to similar increases in mosquito populations.
These warmer and wetter conditions allow diseases that mosquitoes carry to be spread quicker and easier. Currently, different parts of the world are facing outbreaks of yellow fever, dengue, Zika and chikungunya, according to studies. Fortunately, many parts of the U.S. still don’t have substantial communities of the primary disease-carrying mosquitoes that exacerbate outbreaks and epidemics. However, researchers believe that by 2050, almost every section of the United States will have communities of mosquitoes at some point during the year. This makes it imperative to take mosquito control seriously no matter where you live. Keeping areas around your home free of standing water and keeping outdoor covered spaces free from clutter that can create moisture with go a long way in helping protect you again a mosquito outbreak. We at Southern Pest Control have been helping folks in the Gulf Coast Region keep mosquitoes under control at their homes and offices. We have been in the pest control business for over 38 years with well-trained technicians and support staff. Call today to meet our team and see how Southern Pest Control can help your pest issue!
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