Mosquitos ControlIn areas across the nation Mosquitoes can often be an annoyance. These insects are a relative to the fly family, but unlike its relative common American fly, are equipped with long piercing proboscis, which is what draws blood from its prey. Both male and female mosquitoes process this characteristic, but it is the female mosquito that proboscis that has the penetrating power to penetrate human skin. Mosquitoes are also attracted to nectar from a fruit are sugar soluble, being one reason they are a particular nuisance during picnics and other outdoor events where these foods sources are present.
There are currently over 200 species of mosquitoes in the United States. Most of these species reside in Florida, but commonly populate nearly every state with in the country. Other than being a serious annoyance mosquitoes can pose serious health hazards. Several types of diseases can be spread by these insects that can have serious long term effects and in some cases even be fatal. Mosquitoes have been known to seriously devastate livestock in farms, decreasing milk production in cows, and causing steers to loose substantial size. The most common diseases that have been spread in North America include yellow fever, malaria, dengue, filariasis and encephalitis. In some cases these can be fatal. Knowledge and prevention are the best tools to avoid the negative effects of these insects.