The irritation that Mosquitos cause during summer has been well documented for centuries, but Maryland now plays host to a Mosquito from another country. The Asian Tiger Mosquito arrived in America during the 80s and has proven to be even more adaptable and well suited to Maryland’s environment than the local species. It’s gotten to the point where it is fast becoming the dominant species in area, and is certainly more a health threat thanks to the illnesses it can transmit.
Unlike local species, the Asian Tiger Mosquito requires very little water in order to lay its eggs, with even trapped water in a rain gutter, or an unattended fountain being enough to breed. This has made it possible for this insect to infest urban areas like Anne Arundel county, Baltimore and many other places. It is a known carrier for variety of diseases, such as Dengue Fever, Japanese Encephalitis, Yellow Fever and the West Nile Virus. The state government itself monitors the activity of the Asian Tiger Mosquito in order to control the spread of these diseases.
This is why if you should see any sort of Tick activity in your home, or on your pets, or recognize the distinctive black bodies and white stripes of the Asian Tiger Mosquito, you should do the right thing for the health and safety of residents in your home and call the professionals. At BUGOUT we have both the equipment and the experience to assess and treat these infestations in your home. Contact us today to find out more.