There are around 300 species of mosquitoes found in Australia.
Approximately 30 species of mosquitoes found in Australia are considered to be major pests and/or possible carriers of viruses.
A few days after a blood meal, female mosquitoes lay about 200 eggs on any water bodies, mosquitos produce eggs. Although they live in water, the larvae breathe air with their own snorkelling equipment, attached to their abdomen is a siphon, which they use when they come to the surface to breathe.
If you notice the telltale signs of a fly infestation, book in a fly pest control treatment at Pest Aid today.
ISSUES MOSQUITOES CAUSE
Mosquitos are the deadliest creature on earth, in fact every year more than a billion people succumb to diseases such as malaria, dengue, Zika and yellow fever. Each year these infections, carried and transmitted by bloodsucking mosquitos, account for some 700,000 deaths globally, also known spreaders of the below diseases across Australia.
- Ross River virus
- Barmah Forest virus
- Murray Valley encephalitis
- West Nile virus Kunjin strain