The Silent Killer
Summer is upon us, and while that can mean an exciting time spent around campfires and swimming in lakes, it also means that mosquito season has arrived. If you plan on spending a decent amount of time near water, then you’re likely going to have your share of mosquito bites if you don’t take the necessary precautions. After all, mosquitoes breed and lay their eggs in still water. This is also the site where mosquitoes then hatch and become adults. While a mosquito bite may seem annoying, after all that itching can become quite irritable, each bite is also a potential threat for becoming infected with a mosquito-borne disease. It’s because of this seemingly rapid increase of mosquito-borne diseases that you need to take every precaution you can from mosquitoes.
Malaria is perhaps the most infamous disease carried by a mosquito. It has been a plague against humanity since ancient times and has been the cause of over one million deaths. In fact, even now, there are 300-500 million cases of malaria reported every year. Because of its lethality, this is a disease that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
West Nile Virus was another disease that rose in popularity recently. There are actually four strains of the virus that can infect humans. Some are more of a flu-like disease, whilst others can turn lethal. The number of infected mosquitoes seems to be rising, too. With that increase, you can definitely expect the number of people becoming infected to increase, too.
The most recent disease that has stepped into the spotlight is the Zika Virus. While the virus itself isn’t too terrible for a person who may be infected with it, if that person is pregnant, the results can be devastating for the newborn. In fact, most often, those babies who are infected with the Zika Virus end up dying. As such, if you’re pregnant, it’s extremely crucial that you stay as mosquito bite free as possible.
Luckily, there are a few methods available to aid you in staying protected from mosquito bites. The first, and perhaps most obvious, is to use spray. While some sprays work better than others, by and large, they tend to reduce the risk of being bitten by a mosquito. One sure method you can utilize, however, is by hiring a crew to go through and limit the number of mosquitoes in an area. The Mosquito Squad of Greater Indianapolis, for example, have a wide experience in eradicating mosquitoes so families can enjoy their backyards and camping areas.
With protection like theirs put into place, you can enjoy the outdoors again with peace of mind.