Mosquito news is not generally something we at Pest Defense Solutions report, but the insect news coming out of Florida about an imminent giant mosquito infestation is so worrisome, we wanted to share. If you’re planning a trip to Florida this summer, take note.
This aggressive species of mosquito, commonly called a gallinipper, is predicted to infest much of Florida this summer when the summer rains occur. They are about the size of a quarter, and their bite is reportedly extremely painful. They are capable of biting through a shirt so even long sleeves may not completely deter the insects.
Although mosquitoes in general are not usually a big issue in New Mexico, they are present in our climate. The best defenses against mosquitoes here are avoiding areas where standing water exists, and using insect repellent.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that mosquitoes may carry West Nile Virus and recommends using insect repellent on exposed skin. For more tips on preventing West Nile Virus caused by a mosquito bite, please visit the Centers for Disease Control.
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