People are buzzing about mosquitoes here in Orlando, and there’s a good reason why. One species found in central Florida, Aedes aegypti, is the main vector that transmits the Zika virus to humans. Although the long-term implications of the spread of the virus are unknown, Zika causes serious neurological conditions such as microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Mosquitoes In Orlando
With our wet climate and wetlands, mosquitoes love Orlando. With the rising threat of mosquito-borne diseases in our area, it’s important to understand the problem we face in our region and take steps to control mosquitoes around our homes.
Below we’ll look at some of the types of mosquitoes we have in Orlando and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.
Types of Mosquitoes
Out of the approximately 3,500 species of mosquitoes that exist, we’re fortunate to only have 171 of them here in the US. However, Florida is home to 80 of … Read Full Post »