Mosquitoes are a problem for many reasons.
Who is vulnerable to mosquitoes?
According to the CDC, “mosquitoes are known to transmit serious diseases like Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya.” But who is most vulnerable to these diseases?
A few factors can make someone more susceptible to mosquito-borne illnesses. For example, pregnant women and young children are at a higher risk for complications from Zika. In addition, people with weakened immune systems are also more likely to experience severe symptoms from mosquito-borne diseases.
However, anyone can be infected with a mosquito-borne illness. The best way to protect yourself is to avoid being bitten in the first place. Wear long sleeves and pants outdoors, use insect repellent, and stay in places with air conditioning or screens on doors and windows. The best course of action can be to contact Horn Pest Management.
Traits of Mosquitoes
All mosquitoes need water to complete their life cycle. Some species can lay their eggs in just a few drops of water. Others need large pools of water in which to breed.
Mosquitoes have been around for a long time – over 30 million years! But, unfortunately, they’ve evolved to become very good at surviving and spreading diseases. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that we exhale when we breathe. They can also sense movement from up to 50 feet away. The adult female is responsible for any, every, and all mosquito bites. Male mosquitoes do not feed on blood, human or otherwise. The adult male mosquito goes from being a larva to becoming an adult, mating, and then dying.
Most mosquito species here in Arizona prefer stagnant water, which is why you’re more likely to find them near standing water sources like ponds or lakes. These mosquitoes can carry diseases like the West Nile Virus, so taking precautions against them is essential if you’re spending time outdoors.
Every Arizona resident should be concerned about two types of mosquitos. The first is the stagnant water mosquito, and the second is the occasional water mosquito.
Stagnant Water Mosquito
Mosquitoes are one of the peskiest insects. They’re small, they bite, and they can carry diseases. But did you know that not all mosquitoes are created equal? Some mosquitoes are more likely to carry diseases than others. And one type of mosquito, in particular, is known for being especially troublesome: the stagnant water mosquito.
Stagnant Water Mosquitoes breed in, you guessed it, stagnant water. This water could be a puddle sitting around for a few days or a larger body of water. Either way, these mosquitoes are more likely to carry diseases than other types because they don’t have flowing water to cleanse them of bacteria and other contaminants.
Occasional Water Mosquito
As the weather gets warmer, many homeowners start to see an influx of mosquitoes. While most mosquito species are harmless, one type can cause severe disease.
The occasional water mosquito is a species of mosquito that is known to carry the West Nile Virus. This virus can cause severe illness and sometimes death in humans.
Even though water mosquitoes don’t happen very often in North America, it’s essential to know about their risk. However, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from this dangerous insect.
Our services include:
- Mosquito Larvae Control – We treat standing water where mosquitoes breed, such as ponds, ditches, and wetlands. This treatment helps reduce the number of adult mosquitoes that can transmit disease.
- Adult Mosquito Control – We use various methods to target adult mosquitoes, including traps, fogging and misting, to help reduce the risk of disease transmission.
- Mosquito Repellents – We offer a variety of mosquito repellents around your home or business to help keep mosquitoes away.
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