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MOSQUITOES (Culicidae)

Mosquitoes breed mainly in muddy waters, rice fields, pools, bottles, ponds, and even in water collected in buckets!


Mosquitoes are active in the Philippines all year round and it is home to 200 different kinds. Most species hide during the day and become active only at dusk and during the night.


There are 3, out of the 3,000 species of mosquitoes, that we need to watch out for.

1. Anopheles mosquitoes which are carriers of malaria. They mostly occur in rural areas, especially in damp, hilly, and mountainous regions in the Philippines

2. Aedes mosquitoes which transmit dengue, zika, and chikungunya

3. Culex mosquitoes that pass on the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) and other illnesses


Did you know…
…that those itchy bumps we get after a mosquito bite are actually allergic reactions to a mosquito’s saliva? Gross!

Why we want them treated: They not only give us those irritatingly itchy red bumps, they also carry harmful to deadly illnesses!


Services offered to address their presence: General Pest Control, Pest Exclusion


Sources: The mosquito menace in the Philippines, Philippine Council for Health and Research Development, Department of Science and Technology http://www.pchrd.dost.gov.ph/index.php/news/library-health-news/5689-the-mosquito-menace-in-the-philippines
Mosquito, National Geographic http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/mosquito/

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