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Vulcan Termite and Pest Control, Inc. Warning: Tiger Mosquito Invasion

July 31, 2013

An insect that can infect a person with West Nile Virus has invaded Alabama; called the Asian Tiger Mosquito, it carries the sometimes deadly disease. Already discovered on the East Coast, this species of the flying bug has been sighted in the Heart of Dixie.

Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) July 31, 2013

Due to accidental introduction to America in the 1980's, the Asian Tiger Mosquito has invaded the borders of Alabama. Vulcan Termite and Pest Control, Inc.'s Board Certified Entomologist has alerted our company that this creature is a cause for concern for all residents of the state.

The Asian Tiger Mosquito has been found throughout the Southeast. The increase in temperature is to blame for this invasion. And they are breeding faster than previously expected.

Research demonstrates that there are three types of Asian Tiger Mosquitoes, when incubated at three different temperatures — 79, 75 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit breed the most at the hottest level. One of the scientists, Barry Alto reports, "We were able to show that populations at higher temperatures had extremely high rates of population increase, and that the population increased very rapidly initially."

Smaller than other mosquitoes, its name sums up its bite. The Asian Tiger Mosquito's sting creates much more pain than others. Mostly mosquitoes are night predators. This variety can bite an individual during the daylight hours as well. Moving very fast, it can infect a person before one knows it has delivered its lethal venom.

The Asian Tiger Mosquito does not have the same physical characteristics as other West Nile Virus carriers. It's black with white stripes.

Vulcan Termite and Pest Control, Inc. has a solution. It's designed to suppress the biting and breeding adult mosquito population, break the life cycle by treating the breeding areas where eggs and larvae harbor and develop and assist in eliminating conducive conditions contributing to mosquito infestation and finding "green" remedies.

For homeowners and commercial sites considering a total mosquito elimination plan, our company urges you to act fast to mitigate this threat.

Alabama is currently seeing the worst outbreak of West Nile virus in years. The State’s Public Health Veterinarian, Dee Jones explains that most won’t exhibit any signs. Twenty-percent will. Flu-like symptoms, fever, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, rash and general malaise are just a few of the side effects. A small sample of people — especially children and the elderly — are at risk of contracting a serious neurological infection which includes encephalitis.

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