Frog Fact for October

Did you know …

The word “mosquito” derives from the Spanish word “musketas” which literally translates to “little fly”. There are more than 2500 species of mosquitoes worldwide, 150 of these being found in the US of which 73 are found in Florida, our southern neighbor.

All species of mosquitoes have one thing in common. They are pests and can put a damper on our outdoor activities. They can cause decreased milk production and weight in farm animals and cause heart worms in dogs . Nothing compares, however, with the threat of disease they can easily transfer to humans.

Some of the most common diseases spread by mosquitoes are Malaria, Dengue, Encephalitis and Yellow Fever. Although it was feared in the 1980’s the threat of the HIV virus being spread by mosquitoes has been dismissed. The new threat is the West Nile Virus.

We here at Green Frog have an effective mosquito reduction service. For more info call us or fill out the form on the right.