Mosquitoes: A Breeding, Biting Threat
5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MOSQUITOES
- Mosquitoes are considered one of the deadliest pests in the world.
- Mosquitoes are known to transmit many infectious diseases, including malaria, West Nile virus, encephalitis, dengue fever, yellow fever and Zika virus.
- A single female mosquito can lay up to 3,000 eggs in her lifetime.
- Male mosquitoes don’t feed off humans; they rely on plants to get their nutrition.
- Up to the first two weeks of mosquitoes’ lives are spent in water.
5 WAYS TO HELP PREVENT MOSQUITOES
- To combat mosquitoes, you need to know what attracts them. We know they like: Moisture (standing water, perspiration), heat (body heat, exhaled gases), smells (perfumes, scented lotions) and dark colored clothing.
- Mosquitoes can breed in as little as a thimble full of standing water, so it is important to identify and remove as many sources of stagnant water around your property as possible.
- Maintain your landscaping – overgrown areas trap moisture and attract mosquitoes.
- Clean your patios. Standing water brings mosquitoes close to your business – where you don’t want them.
- Provide an insect repellent to your customers when they are going to be spending time outside. The best EPA-registered repellents will provide protection from bites for a long period of time with just one application.
Source: 5 Things You Need to Know about Mosquitoes