12 Interesting (and Disgusting) Facts About Mosquitoes

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mosquitoPest infestations can cause individuals and homeowners serious stress and even financial issues. In fact, for termite repairs alone, U.S. resident spent an estimated $5 billion annually. 

Another bug problem, however, might not cause too much damage to your property, but can definitely lead to some health issues. 

Mosquito problems are one of the most dangerous pest control issues to have on your property because these pests are carriers of some horrible diseases. If you are dealing with these flying insects, you need to seek professional assistance right away. Contact a skilled exterminator and rid your property of these unwanted bugs. 

In addition to knowing when to seek help to combat these disease-carrying flying insects, you should know a bit more information about them. Here are some interesting and scary facts about mosquitoes: 

  • They have been around since the Jurassic period, making them about 210 million years old.
  • There are more than 3,000 species.
  • Only the female bugs actually bite because the female needs blood to help her eggs develop.
  • The average male only live approximately 10 days or less while females can live up to eight weeks.
  • Female insects can drink up to eight times its weight in blood.
  • More deaths are associated with these flying pests than any other animal on the planet.
  • Their wings beat between 300 and 600 times per second.
  • They can detect carbon dioxide from 75 feet away.
  • Some types actually prefer biting birds and frogs instead of humans.
  • They typically fly an estimated 1 to 1.5 miles per hour.
  • They can detect a moving target from approximately 18 feet away.
  • They are all over the world even in cold environments like the Arctic.

These pests can irritate you for a few seconds as well as infect you with a horrible disease — so always be on the lookout for them. Don’t let mosquitoes ruin your summer or any season for that matter. Take care of your body and your property as best you can. If you are in need of immediate pest control, contact Dixon Pest Services today. 

Gross, Yet Interesting: 10 Facts About Termites

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pestsNo one wants pests inside their home. A pest infestation can not only gross out members of your family, certain pests can actually cause real damage to the structural integrity of your house. In order to protect your family and your home, as well as save a significant amount of money on repair costs, you need to focus on preventing these pests from entering your home — and getting rid of them immediately if they do make it inside. 

The best way to do that is by working with professional exterminators. There are quality pest control services available that can help keep your home secure, pest free, and avoid all the additional stress that comes along with bug problems. 

One of the worst pest issues homeowners face is termites. In addition to knowing when to call professional exterminators, it might help to know some more information about these unwanted bugs. Here are a few interesting facts about termites: 

  • Termites damage roughly 600,000 homes every year across the United States.
  • There are 45 different species of termites in the U.S. alone and over 2,300 worldwide termite species.
  • Termites have existed on earth for more than 250 million years.
  • It’s estimated that there are 1,000 pounds of termites around the world for every human being.
  • A termite mound is a structure that houses a colony of termites, and one of the largest known mounds in the world was approximately 42 feet tall (the size of a two-story house).
  • Larger termite mounds can house over 3 million bugs.
  • African termites can grow to five inches long and an African termite queen can lay up to 30,000 eggs a day.
  • Termites never sleep and work 24 hours a day.
  • Subterranean termites are found in every state in the U.S. except for Alaska.
  • Worker termites search for food up to 250 feet away from their colony.

If you have a termite issue or any other pest problem, it’s important that you act right away. Give Dixon Pest Services a call today and start taking your home back. 

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Tallahassee, FL 32308