How Dangerous Are Mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes have always been a constant annoyance, be it at home or outdoor. You have probably been irritated by mosquitoes when it circles around you when you are golfing, camping or simply watching TV.
Here are some facts about mosquitoes that everyone should know.
* Most species of mosquitoes reproduce by laying their eggs in water. This means that ANY containment of water such as pots, or even overturned cans can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
* In warm weather, mosquitoes can produce a whole new generation in just 7 days, although two weeks is a more common time span.
* One of the most common diseases that some mosquitoes may carry is Malaria disease. Malaria is caused by a blood-borne parasite that infects and then destroys red blood cells. Once infected, victims may suffer from repeated episodes of fever, or anemia, and even death.
* Another deadly disease that some mosquitoes may carry is the infamous dengue. Dengue can cause fever, chills, and skeletal pain. This disease is commonly carried by the Aedes Mosquito and is a constant and dangerous threat to homeowners. Some of the symptoms of dengue include bleeding (from the nose, mouth, and gums), excessive thirst, and difficulty in breathing. A lot of these symptoms also mirror another deadly virus – the Ebola virus. Therefore, urgent and serious steps must be taken to prevent this from happening to your loved ones and yourself.
Mosquitoes are usually attracted to perspiration, warmth, body odor, carbon dioxide, and light. There are also several devices in the market that are supposed to attract, trap and destroy mosquitoes, along with other insects. However, the catch-22 situation is this – if these devices attract mosquitoes, then that particular area may have more mosquitoes and hence annoy the people in that area!
The best environment for mosquitoes to breed is in warm, hot, and humid conditions. Due to global warming, not only tropical countries are at risk, but so is the rest of the world. Conventional insect repellents in aerosol cans also contribute to the destruction of our precious ozone layer. Ironically, this may lead to an even better condition for mosquitoes to breed!
Protect your loved ones and yourself from mosquito bites without harmful chemicals or messy, oily mosquito repellent on your skin. Use a natural, safe, easy-to-use, and long-lasting mosquito repellent now!
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