Mosquitos Are More than Just Pests
However, certain pests like German roaches and mosquitos are more than simply an annoyance in your home or business. They have the potential to be very harmful to you, your family, pets, employees, and customers.
In Florida, if you are outside and find yourself amid a swarm of mosquitoes, ordinary bug spray will not help. You will likely still feel the sharp bite of a mosquito on your skin and deal with the possible consequences of that bite.
For most people, the bite simply turns into an itchy mark for a couple of days and disappears. You will largely forget you were even bitten.
Nonetheless, some mosquitos carry serious viruses and can transmit them easily – more easily than a virus like Ebola may spread throughout a population.
Dangers of Mosquitos
Mosquitos bite warm-blooded animals such as humans to feed, and the female of the species will drink blood from humans to get their eggs to develop.
They move from person to person or animal to animal and can transmit serious, deadly diseases through the population and across species.
In the past, mosquitos are active carriers and spreaders of potentially dangerous diseases such as:
- Zika virus
- Dengue fever
- Yellow fever
- Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE)
- West Nile encephalitis
- Dog heartworm
- Many others
Preventative measures such as lighting citronella candles or spraying bug spray are often very ineffective at actually keeping mosquitos at bay or eliminating them from your property.
It is far better to enlist the professional services of an experienced pest control company such as ours at Skymark Pest to ensure that the mosquitos are exterminated and will not return to pester you and your family further.