Everyone who lives in Melbourne knows the annoyance of these terrible flying bloodsuckers called mosquitoes.
Most people love summertime because this is the time of the year when they can enjoy in many different outdoor activities like swimming, grilling, camping, sunbathing, hiking or simply napping in their backyard. But, all these enjoyable activities can become a real nightmare once mosquitoes become active. All of a sudden, people are swarmed by these small blood-sucking bugs and they can’t avoid them. Of course, we can’t be protected inside our homes either because these annoying little pests are always finding a way to enter our homes. Everyone who lives in Melbourne knows the annoyance of these terrible flying bloodsuckers called mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes are often described as small flying bugs with typical elongated mouthparts. A fully grown mosquito, be it male or female, feeds on plant juices and nectar. Just like every other insect, their lifecycle starts when they are just eggs which are laid in stagnant water. After a short period of time, these eggs are turned into larvae. The larvae grow thanks to the rotten elements found in the water. Next, the larvae are turned into pupae which after a short time becomes a fully grown mosquito, ready to cause problems to humans. Grown mosquitoes usually live and thrive close to the ground. These insects live between a few weeks and several months. Their lifespan depends on the species and the living conditions.
Mosquitoes can easily detect the CO2 our body emits
The female mosquitoes of almost every species of mosquitoes need the basic nutrients found in human blood to create eggs. That’s why mosquitoes have developed a powerful sense that helps them located blood sources. According to scientific studies, mosquitoes can easily detect the CO2 our body emits. These insects are known as excellent hunters, so we can’t feel safe when their season is on no matter where we are located. The idea of becoming a huge source of food for these blood-sucking insects gives chills to many people, but besides the fact that once they are finished with their feasting we are left with that strong itchy feeling, it is good to know that mosquitoes bring a wide range of illnesses and some parasites that can significantly affect our health. Some of these diseases are fatal.
The list of illnesses is long, so we have decided to list only the most serious parasites and diseases that mosquitoes can transfer to humans – yellow fever, West Nile virus, malaria, encephalitis, elephantiasis, zika and dengue fever. Keep in mind that these are only some of the diseases that mosquitoes transfer to men and women. There are many cases in Melbourne, FL where people have experienced some other health issues and the main cause of these problems was a simple mosquito bite. Finding a good way to protect your home and yourself from mosquitoes should be your top priority. Another thing that people should know is that mosquitoes are not affecting only our health, they can also infect our pets and animals. In many cases, they lead to the emergence of heartworm in animals.
The only thing that people can do is to remove any source of stagnant water on their property. Of course, you can also call a professional pest control company like Orange Pest Control that will create a system for prevention and control of these annoying and dangerous pests. Call us today at 321-631-1974 to schedule your free home evaluation. We will come to your home and identify the pests you have and come up with a comprehensive plan to get rid of the bugs and keep your family safe.