Mosquitos sure are pesky insects—their bites can cause swollen, red, itchy bumps that last for days. However, mosquitos can also be dangerous to humans. In fact, mosquitos are the deadliest creatures on Earth.
While the worst disease spread by mosquitos, malaria, is relatively rare in Florida, there are other serious mosquito-borne illnesses that Miami residents should be aware of. West Nile virus, for example, has already infected 57 Florida residents so far in 2012.
Check out this infographic to find out more about mosquitos and the illnesses they transmit. You’ll learn about mosquito species that are common in Miami, such as the irritating mosquito and the common malaria mosquito, and find out how you can reclaim your backyard with a mosquito misting system.