As the globe’s apex predator, humans have spent millennia working to cultivate our environments and create more favorable conditions for ourselves. By using artificial selection to alter the genes of everything from dogs to oranges, we are experts at adapting to new environments. Our impact on the planet has been so significant that other species around the globe have adapted to embrace human activity and benefit from it. Crows, raccoons, monkeys, and many other organisms have altered their behavior dramatically to help them adapt to our presence, but other animals have embraced human population centers because we are their preferred food source. There are over 3,500 species of mosquitoes on planet earth, and a few of these species have developed a preference for humans over other blood sources. Why is this, and why is this pattern so troubling?
Since ancient times, humans have shown an ability to not only find water sources but also store water in arid regions where mosquitoes typically can’t survive. A recent study at Princeton University suggests that some mosquitoes developed a preference for humans because of the abundant water resources we collect and that their human-targeting behavior correlates with a gene that is only found in mosquitoes that prefer to feed on humans. Mosquito populations depend entirely on water to provide an environment where their offspring can grow, so it makes sense why some mosquitoes have evolved to gravitate towards humans due to the enormous water resources we use. Unfortunately, many of the mosquitoes that prefer are responsible for making over 100 million people ill every year. And some of these species are found in the northeastern United States. To ensure you and your family are well defended against this threat, professional mosquito control is your best option.
Looking for Monroe Township mosquito prevention?
Mosquitoes are a universally disliked insect, and the reasons are clear. From their annoying and painful bites to the diseases they can give humans, mosquitoes have no place in our homes and yards. There is no reason to continue permitting mosquitoes in or around your property, however. Mosquito Squad has been providing trusted mosquito control to customers for nearly 20 years and we are still going strong. Using our barrier protection mist, which is available in our original and naturalformulas, we can guarantee a reduction in your mosquito population by up to 90%. Applied around the border of your yard and in other areas where mosquitoes are likely breeding, our mist has a long track record of proven results, and a single treatment can last for up to 21 days. With our ultimate protection plan, a treatment every two weeks throughout spring, summer, and fall will give you the defense and peace of mind you deserve.
By analyzing changing climate conditions, studies indicate that our mosquito problems are going to worsen. For mosquito prevention in Monroe Township, trust the experts at Mosquito Squad of Princeton. Give us a call at (609) 778-1797.