Mosquitoes are not only pesky; they also can be extremely detrimental to your
health. This vampire-esque insect can carry many dangerous pathogens such as West Nile, Zika Virus, dengue fever, malaria, and many other conditions. Mosquitoes can also pass on heartworm to your pets which is extremely dangerous. In a place like Houston, TX it is crucial to have protection against insects like the mosquito. Here at Texan Mosquito Systems, one of our technicians will visit your home to analyze the property to see how we can discreetly install misting systems to your home without disturbing the aesthetic. We also extend our services to commercial customers.
Additionally, we provide long-term maintenance to prevent your system from needing a replacement. Furthermore, if you are building a new home or business, we will work collaboratively with your constructor to best install the misting system.
Things You Probably Did Not Know About the Mosquito
Mosquito’s maximum lifespan can last up to 6 months. In reality, only a handful of these mosquitoes live this long. However, their lifespan is typically longer than that of other insects.
Only Female Mosquitoes Come in Contact with Humans
You read that right, female mosquitoes are the only part of their species that feed on humans or other species’ blood. The male mosquito will only feed on nectar from plants and flowers. The reason why female mosquitoes feed on our blood is to help create their eggs. Without our blood, they wouldn’t be able to reproduce. Female mosquitoes can typically sense their next blood meal by the amount of CO2 other animals and humans create. When the female mosquito is not attempting to procreate it will feed on nectar as well.
Some Mosquitoes Avoid Biting Humans
With there being 3,000 species of mosquitoes, there are only 200 species that bite humans. However, there are many species that will ignore humans altogether and feed on other animals. For example, the Culiseta melanura, bites birds exclusively and will rarely come in contact with humans. Other species like the Uranotaenia sapphirine are known for feeding on reptiles and amphibians.
Contact Us Today
Although these creatures can be very interesting, they are still extremely dangerous to your health, give us a call at (713) 344-1984 to find out how you can get rid of those pesky critters today!