Few animals on Earth evoke the antipathy that mosquitoes do. Their itchy, irritating bites and pervasive presence have ruined many a backyard barbecue or outdoor gathering. They have an uncanny ability to sense our intentions, taking flight and disappearing milliseconds before we can swat them. And in our bedrooms, the persistent, whiny hum of their buzzing wings can wake the soundest of sleepers.
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Delta Pest Control & Lawn Service want you to be able to enjoy your summers without having to constantly swat away those pesky mosquitos. Aside from these insects being an even bigger nuisance and leaving you with itchy bug bites, they can also carry very serious diseases such as West Nile, Zika, and Dengue. As summer approaches, Delta Pest Control & Lawn Service urges our local El Paso residents to take extra precaution against mosquitos. The Zika virus is spread
to by bites of infected mosquitos. While this disease was first documented in Central Africa, it has made its way to the U.S. Typically, only one in five of those infected with the Zika virus will become ill. Symptoms range from more minor issues like joint pane and rashes, but severe cases can lead to death. While your exposure is not that likely, Delta Pest Control & Lawn Service would rather you be safe than sorry.
In order to minimize your exposure to mosquitos, here are a few things you can do yourself!
While there are ways you can prevent exposure yourself, there are times where it is important to turn to a professional. If you are noticing mosquitos around your home or office, call DPCL to schedule your mosquito barrier protection services.
Our License Number in Texas is TPCL6613 and New Mexico is NM0227.
With all the fears of the various dangers and threats posed by mosquito’s today, it is very important to know all the facts about the number one deadliest animal in the world.
Predominantly only the female mosquito will bite for the purpose of harvesting blood to start their reproductive cycle. Currently there are over 3,500 know species in the world with 175 species of Mosquito’s that are prevalent through the United States, but for the El Paso area the following are the most common:
COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE YELLOW FEVER MOSQUITO
This species of mosquito is identifiable as being a small, dark mosquito with white lyre shaped markings with white bands on the legs and is primary carrier of not only Zika, Chikungunya, and yellow fever. This Mosquito has a lifeline span of about 3 weeks. They lay their eggs in water containing organic material such as decaying leaves. They are active during the day and are most active 2 hours after sunrise, as well as several hours before sunset. On occasion they are active at night in well-lit areas. This mosquito is a master of biting people without being notices as it approaches from behind and typically bites around the ankles and elbows.
COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE ASIAN TIGER MOSQUITO
This species of mosquito is identifiable as being a small, dark mosquito with a solid white dorsal stripe and white bands on the legs. It is the primary carrier of West Nile Virus, Dog Heartworm Parasites, Dengue, and various strains of encephalitis. This mosquito is a very resilient mosquito and its eggs are able to survive through the winter, making it difficult to control. It has a life span of 3 weeks and lays her eggs on the inner sides of any water-holding surface. They are active during the day and are most active in the early morning and late afternoon. This mosquito is an aggressive hunter with a rapid bite and will bite any exposed skin surface.
COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE HOUSE MOSQUITO
This species of mosquito is identifiable as being a medium sized mosquito that typically has a dark brown body with white stripes and a light brown head. It is the primary carrier of Encephalitis but is also known to carry West Nile. They are active during the night and tend to fly long to medium distances to areas with standing water. They are not aggressive biters but will bite any exposed skin surface. The females are capable of laying several thousand eggs in its short lifetime of only 1 week, and the eggs can hatch in as little as 10 days
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