Mosquitoes are flying insects located throughout the world. With over 3,500 species, all mosquitoes have scaled wings, a skinny body, and six slender legs. Female mosquitoes suck blood from humans, killing millions of people each year due to highly infectious diseases.
Not only can mosquitoes spread diseases, they are vector agents that can spread viruses and parasites. Countries and areas that are hardest hit by mosquito-related diseases are Africa, South America, Central America, Mexico, and Asia, killing 700 million people each year. Several diseases that mosquitoes can spread are:
- West Nile Virus
- Dengue Fever
- Yellow Fever
Mosquitoes often nest in pools of water near your house. Common places include unused pools, old tires, pots, gutters, and natural bodies of water. If you have one or more of these at your house, it may be time to call Bee Safe Pest Control. Bee Safe Pest Control offers many mosquito control services year-round that helps reduce the mosquito population and the spread of diseases.