OCALA, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 08/12/13 -- Florida is no stranger to pests, but this year's batch may be the worst ever according to Regal Pest Control, an Ocala Fla. based pest management company. With two invasive species of mosquitoes and electronic loving ants to battle, Sunshine State residents may be wishing for the "good ol' days" when fire ants and scorpions were their only worries.
Giant mosquitoes, known as gallinippers, are about four to five times larger than regular mosquitoes. Growing up to the size of a quarter, these monsters can penetrate layers of clothing and produce a painful bite. While these insects pack a punch due to their size, thankfully they don't spread many of the diseases associated with most mosquitoes.
The Asian tiger mosquito though, is a different story. Unlike other mosquitoes, these pests are active during all parts of the day, as opposed to just dawn and dusk. These bugs get their name from more than just their distinctive stripe pattern; they are a particularly aggressive breed. In their native Southeast Asia, these mosquitoes are known for spreading diseases from West Nile to the Chikungunya virus.
The abundance of these bloodsuckers is mostly due to 2013 being one of the wettest years in Florida history; making conditions perfect for breeding.
Floridians have also been dealing with an invasive case of "crazy" ants. Less than an eighth of an inch long, these ants prefer making their home in electronic devices from air conditioners to computers. The ants can create connections between their bodies and electrical contacts which can short the devices out.
With these persistent species -- combined with rodents, spiders, roaches and other pests -- it's easy for homeowners to become overrun. For these tough invasions, homeowners and business need to call in professionals like the exterminators at Regal Pest Control. They have been providing quality pest management for nearly 20 years and can ensure that homes and businesses are reclaimed from all kinds of invaders. Their mobile app, designed by First in Results, makes scheduling eco-friendly pest control quick and easy.
And just in the nick of time; with pests like these taking over the state, Florida residents need all the help they can get.
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