All About Pests
Mosquitoes are insects that have been around for more than 30 million years. And it seems that, during those millions of years, mosquitoes have been honing their skills so that they are now experts at finding people to bite. Mosquitoes have a battery of sensors designed to track their prey, including:
Chemical sensors – mosquitoes can sense carbon dioxide and lactic acid up to 100 feet away. Mammals and birds gives off these gases as part of their normal breathing.
Visual sensors – if you are wearing clothing that contrasts with the background, and especially if you move while wearing that clothing, mosquitoes can see you and zero in on you.
Heat sensors – Mosquitoes can detect heat, so they can find warm-blooded mammals and birds very easily once they get close enough.
Dangers: The risk of developing a serious disease is the most dangerous outcome of a mosquito bite. There are several harmful infections that mosquitoes can carry and transmit, including: Malaria: Parasites cause this life-threatening disease by infecting and destroying red blood cells.
1.REMOVE SOURCES OF STANDING WATER.
2.CLEAN OUT THE GUTTERS.
3.CHANGE OUT WATER SOURCES WEEKLY.
Common Household Pests
We know about pests and you can too.
Visit our Pest Library for information on the habits and habitats of some of the most common pests, plus easy ways to control them.