Mosquitoes have a serious impact on people’s comfort, health and economic welfare. Large numbers of mosquitoes interfere with outdoor work and recreation, cause livestock to lose weight, and even lower property values. Female mosquitoes require a blood feeding to produce eggs. And while feeding, mosquitoes can transmit a number of dangerous diseases to people and animals. Mosquito larvae and pupae are aquatic and live in still, stagnant water such as birdbaths, flower pots and old tires. Adult mosquitoes live in vegetation near water or cool damp places.
Florida Mosquito-borne Illnesses
In Ocala and surrounding Florida communities, there is a particular concern with four types of mosquito-borne viruses: St Louis encephalitis, West Nile virus, Western equine encephalitis and Eastern equine encephalitis. It just takes one bite to make you sick, cause severe illness or even death. Do not risk your health or the health of your loved ones; call Pest 911 for prompt mosquito control.