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How Mosquito Breeding Changes Have Grown Better Disease Carriers


Mosquitoes are often thought of as nuisances due to their bites, which typically cause an itchy reaction. However, these pests can also spread diseases, which makes it important to have Monmouth County pest control experts handle infestations. Changes in the way that certain mosquitoes breed has led to an increase in the spread of malaria.

Mosquitoes and Malaria

Malaria isn’t a disease that’s found in NJ, but it’s very common in other parts of the world. This potentially deadly illness spreads through the bites of infected Anopheles mosquitoes. Scientists have found that changes in the ways that these pests breed is leading to an increase in malaria.

Breeding Changes

Male Anopheles mosquitoes have been found to produce large amounts of steroid hormones in their sperm to prevent other males from being able to reproduce with certain females. Female Anopheles mosquitoes have found ways to modify these hormones, which has resulted in a higher spread of malaria due to their ability to lay more eggs than usual.

Although malaria isn’t something NJ homeowners need to worry about, mosquitoes in our area can still spread other diseases. Professional pest control services can keep these pests out of your yard and protect you and your family.

If you have a mosquito problem in your backyard, contact Allison Pest Control. Our Monmouth County pest control professionals can eliminate these pests, so you won’t get bitten up this summer.

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