MOSQUITOS: (Order Diptera)
Mosquitoes breed in water habitats, such as marshes, standing water, rain pools, flood water, irrigation puddles and all sorts of containerized water left by humans. Mosquitoes readily bite humans and some are diseases carriers. West Nile Virus (WNV) is now prevalent in Southern California, making mosquitoes potentially dangerous to your health and the health of your tenants. West Nile is a virus mainly transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes transmit the virus after feeding on the blood of infected birds. West Nile Virus can cause severe illness, resulting in hospitalization and even death.
Long-term elimination of mosquitoes requires Integrated Pest Management. Inspection and elimination of the breeding sites is essential in addressing mosquito populations.