Appearance: Mosquitoes are very small, approximately ½ in length. They have long, thin bodies and one pair of wings. They are typically brown in color, and their legs are black. They are a blood-sucking pest, and they have a prominent nose which allows them to draw blood from their host easily.
Location and Behavior Patterns: Throughout Florida, mosquitoes can be a pest on a year-round basis. They are most active in the cooler parts of the day. During periods of heavy rain, there may be more mosquitoes present, because excessive standing water provides a perfect breeding ground for the mosquitoes. Mosquitoes often breed in places, such as; in tree cavities, ponds, bird baths, empty flower pots, and other “containers” around the yard that hold water for an extended amount of time.
Some people refer to mosquitoes as the “deadliest animal” around, because many illnesses and diseases are formed from the bite of a mosquito. A sample of these dangers, include; Malaria, Zika Virus, and West Nile Virus.
Treatment: It is very difficult getting rid of mosquitoes; in fact, it is almost impossible to get rid of them completely. There are a few things that you can do, such as limiting the amount of standing water that you have around your property, that will help to control the mosquito population. Mosquito repellent can also be used to help protect yourself. Your pest control specialist can provide additional information about effective insecticides that can be used around your property.
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