In a recent blog, we wrote about a new deadly mosquito species that are coming into the US, more specifically, the South East.
Mosquito Authority Director of Pest, Joe Malinowski, was asked to comment on an article on News Break about the mosquito (Aedes scapularis), its danger, and how to prevent being bitten by one.
This scary-sounding mosquito actually hails from South America, but has recently made its way into North America and has quickly found a foothold in similar climates along Florida and Gulf shorelines like Texas. “It is known to bite humans and can carry several diseases, including yellow fever, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, and other human pathogens,” explains Joe Malinowski is the Director of Pest Management for Mosquito Authority, headquartered in Hickory, North Carolina. “Aedes scapularis is a species of mosquito primarily found in neo-tropical regions of the Americas. Larval specimens were first reported in the Florida Keys in 1945, and in 2020 the species was reported as being endemic in Miami-Dade and Broward counties in Florida. Its habitat was originally associated with forest habitats, but it has become urbanized and is now reported breeding in artificial water containers.”
As mosquito control experts, we are ready to combat this type of mosquito and the diseases it carries.
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