There are at least 3000 identified species of mosquitoes found around the world. In North America, we are home to about 174 different species of mosquitoes and about 85 of those are found in Texas. However, there are four sub-species of mosquitoes that tend to be the peskiest. A-Tex Pest Management will share some information about these four sub-species of mosquitoes that seem to be drawn to urban environments.
The House Mosquito is a family group of mosquitoes that is commonly found in Northern parts of America as well as Texas. A couple of the species that belong to the House Mosquito family are the Culex Pipiens and the Cule Restuans Theobald. House Mosquitoes are pale brown in color and typically have white stripes. Like most mosquitoes, they are drawn to standing water and often gather together around storm drains, birdbaths, our pet’s water bowls and other areas with frequent standing water. Standing water is a popular breeding ground for mosquitoes. The female House Mosquito can lay anywhere from 50 to 400 eggs after mating. House Mosquito eggs take anywhere from 10 to 14 days to hatch with favorable weather conditions. House Mosquitoes are known to carry viruses and parasites that can be transmitted to humans or their host.
The Southern Mosquito is another species found in Texas although they prefer tropic or sub-tropic climates and are found along the coast of southern regions of America. The Southern Mosquito is a night time feeder. They carry the Encephalitis virus and the West Nile versus.
Asian Tiger Mosquito
The Asian Tiger Mosquito is easily identified with their bright white or silver stripes, which are located on their abdomen, legs, and thorax. The Asian Tiger Mosquito is unique since they are daytime feeders and are aggressive ones at that. Only female Asian Tiger Mosquitoes actually bite. The species that belong to the Asian Tiger Mosquito family are the Aedes which can be found all across America. The Asian Tiger Mosquito likes to lay the eggs in clean standing water and with the right temperature, eggs can hatch in a very short amount of time. The Asian Tiger Mosquito was first identified in 1985 and tested for viruses. The Asian Tiger Mosquitoes are known to harbor 30 different viruses and some of the most lethal.
Yellow Fever Mosquito
The Yellow Fever Mosquito has been a resident to America for centuries. The Yellow Fever Mosquito has been known to claim many lives, especially during the Spanish–American war. It is said the Yellow Fever Mosquito claimed more lives than the actual war. The Yellow Fever Mosquito shares the same breeding habits as the Asian Tiger Mosquito. The Asian Tiger Mosquito is in conflict with the Yellow Fever Mosquito and as a result there is a decline in Yellow Fever Mosquitoes. The Yellow Fever Mosquito is normally found along the Eastern coast of America. However, they have also been seen in parts of Texas.
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Mosquitoes are the carrier of many viruses that can be fatal to humans and other animals. Remember to prepare as mosquito season draws near and be aware of these dangerous pests. For all of your pest control needs including mosquitoes, contact A-Tex Pest Management today.