Mosquitoes in Australia
Dealing with mosquitos on a hot summer’s day is a familiar experience for people all throughout Australia, and they are well known for their annoying, itchy bites. There are over 300 different species of mosquitoin Australia; however, very few of them are of major concern. Mosquitos are at their most active in the morning or at night, particularly in summer when the air is hot and humid.
Cities such as Sydney, that at times have a rather humid environment, are likely to host a large population of mosquitoes.
If you find that you need mosquito control, Sydney, or mosquito removal, Sydney, then make sure to contact us at Nationwide Pest Control!
Characteristics of mosquitoes
Mosquitoes appear as small, almost midge-like flies that have long, tube-like mouthparts used for extracting nectar and fluids from plants as well as blood from animal hosts. These hosts vary widely, from mammals to birds, reptiles and even fish. Male mosquitoes feed solely on plant nectars and fluids; however, although females also feed from plants, they require meals of nutrient-rich blood to develop their eggs for hatching. Mosquitoes find their prey through the use of chemical, heat and visual sensors. Their preferred habitat is a damp and shady environment, with available water in which to lay and hatch their eggs.
Possible health risks and inconveniences from mosquitoes
Although the amount of blood a female mosquito draws from a host is of little consequence, their saliva irritates the skin, causing a raised, itching area where the bite occurred. In great numbers, these can be extremely irritating for those bitten, and tend to leak fluid if scratched too heavily, which opens the bitten individual to possible infections. The annoyance of these bites can be alleviated by the use of certain anti-itch creams.
However, the largest health risk posed by an infestation of mosquitoes is their status as disease vectors, or disease carriers.
Since female mosquitoes feed on blood from multiple hosts, they may carry a disease found in the blood of one host to other hosts, causing swift dispersion of that particular disease.
Avoiding any possibility of such infections involves procedures to control, remove and repel mosquitoes so that they do not have too much opportunity to feed on you or your family.
Signs of infestation
Even if large numbers of mosquitoes haven’t been spotted around your home, an increase in the number of mosquito bites on your friends and family is a clear sign of increased mosquito presence. If you live in an area with a humid climate and open water sources, then it is possible that you have a mosquito infestation.
Need expert help with mosquitoes?
To best avoid any of the possible health risks and inconveniences of mosquito infestation, any possible infestation should be dealt with completely and professionally. If you have need for mosquito control, Sydney, or mosquito removal, Sydney, then the environmentally friendly services provided by Nationwide Pest Control are what you need to protect yourself, your family, friends and pets. If you want to find out more or enlist our services, you can call us on 1300 149 549, or contact us via our website.