Mosquitoes

Mosquitos

Mosquitoes are dipterous insects, belonging to the Culicidae family. They are commonly known as “melgas” and can be found all over the place, especially in warmer countries.

Water is an essential factor for its development, whether it is brackish, sweet, clean or polluted. They are also able to grow in holes, in trees, in plants, or in any utensils capable of storing water.

There are more than 3000 species of mosquitoes, described in intensive studies and research that aim to better understand their biology and find the best ways to combat them.

Annoyance and discomfort are not the only inconveniences caused by the presence and activity of mosquitoes. There is a much more serious problem, the fact that mosquitoes are potential vectors for the transmission of numerous diseases, such as filariasis, malaria, dengue, yellow fever, leishmaniasis and encephalitis.

The proliferation capacity and ease of dispersal of mosquitoes are essential and fundamental characteristics for the occurrence of epidemics of these diseases. Thus, and to contain or avoid this situation, investigations and basic research must be carried out, implementing specific programs to combat and eradicate the transmitting species.

 

MAIN SPECIES OF HEALTH IMPORTANCE

Anolephelines – transmitters of human malaria.

Culicineos – largest subfamily, with 34 genera and about 3000 species.

Among these genera, we find the Aedes and the Culexes.

From the genus Aedes, the species aegypti, albopictus and scapularis are responsible for the transmission of dengue, urban yellow fever, encephalitis and Japanese encephalitis.

Aedes aegypti is considered the classic vector of dengue and urban yellow fever due to its high endophilia, anthropophilia and susceptibility to the yellow fever virus.

Among the species of the genus Culex, the species quinquefasciatus is the most important in urban areas. It is commonly known as the “tropical house mosquito” and occurs in abundance in human settlements. It is the main transmitter of bancroftian filariasis (elephantiasis) and viruses that cause encephalitis.

 

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FAQ

What is a pest?

A pest is defined as an outbreak of a species that becomes harmful to humans or that disturbs ecosystems, interfering with the balance of a habitat. Pests cause various epidemic diseases to humans and even animals. A pest is usually associated with a high number of a particular species that leads to ecological imbalances and can be composed of insects, mites, birds, among others.

How can I know if I have an infestation at home?

There is often a pest in your home, without it being easily detectable. Many species hide or protect themselves when they sense the human presence, manifesting when we are not there. For this reason, you must pay attention to signs such as feces, marks, food or noisy objects for example. These are small signs that can mean you are in the presence of a pest, even if it is not visible.

Why should I ask for professional help to eliminate my pest?

Truly Nolen advises you to ask for professional help to ensure that your pest is eliminated. The combination of experience with extensive research and development results in the best protocols prepared to solve any pest problems. The continuous training of our technicians ensures correct execution, guaranteeing the effectiveness of the service, which results in the total elimination of your pest. If you try to do it in an amateur way, you run the risk of not only not eliminating the pest but also making the situation worse.

Does pest control change with the season?

Yes. Truly Nolen and its research and development team have created a proactive program aimed at identifying and addressing the changes in the behavior of each pest from season to season. For example, in summer insects multiply more than in winter, which requires an adaptation in the pest control service. Products and equipment can be changed, as well as the methods used.

Why is it so important to have year-round pest control monitoring?

A very common mistake when talking about pests is to believe that the warmer seasons are the only times of the year when they pose a threat. This is not true, many pest species pose a year-round threat. What does exist is a change in behavior from one season to another, which does not mean that protective measures are less necessary. It is important to have pest control during the four seasons of the year so that your safety is always assured.

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