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There are over 3000 different mosquito species throughout the world, but only around 170 are found in the United States. Of those, there are three primary types that feed on human blood and give us the most trouble in the United States. Read on to learn more about the appearance, life cycles, and habits of these common types.
Mosquitoes are responsible for more deaths due to disease than any other animal on the planet. Mosquitoes transmit disease by feeding on someone who has the disease. The virus or bacteria ends up in the mosquito's gut and eventually makes its way back to the salivary glands. This then helps pass it through the mouth and into the person being bitten. The list of viruses and diseases from mosquito bites is growing and the symptoms vary from virus to virus.
Some mosquito-borne diseases that can be transmitted include:
At Ehrlich, we have been helping homes and businesses take care of their mosquito problems for decades. Each of our mosquito control technicians is trained to find mosquito hiding places in order to create the most effective barrier around your property. We’ll also offer advice that can help you prevent their return.
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