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What Everyone In Tempe Should Know About Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are mostly an annoyance, but did you know that they’re considered the most deadly creature in the world? They’ve earned this title for being responsible for over one million deaths per year.

Mosquitoes can be extremely deadly

Mosquitoes are vectors of numerous diseases such as the West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, and St. Louise encephalitis. These pests are highly problematic on properties containing standing water areas, whether in the form of a pool or even a bucket with a little bit of rainwater. These scenarios containing standing water are conducive breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

The danger mosquitoes cause

One thing to note about mosquitoes is that not all mosquitoes feed on blood. Only female mosquitoes require blood meals to complete their reproductive cycles; this also means that only female mosquitoes are the vectors of diseases. The good news is that though mosquitoes spread harmful diseases, they don’t spread human pathogens like HIV or AIDS, in case that was a concern. The way mosquitoes process the blood of infected individuals is the same as they would process the blood of uninfected individuals.

We’re here to help

As a resident of Tempe, the more you know about mosquitoes, the better prepared you can be to eliminate them from your property and prevent them from returning. At Green Home Pest Control, we’ve been serving and protecting Tempe residents from mosquitoes for over 30 years. To learn more about our residential and commercial mosquito control services, give us a call, and one of our expert technicians will be happy to serve you.