have always been a constant annoyance in every single home.
How many times have you had a romantic evening dinner ruined because of mosquito bites or had your nap disturbed by that
annoying mosquitoes buzzing sound? After all the insecticides
you've used and all the insect repellent sticks that you've
bought, those mosquitoes just keep coming back for
more! But is there more to know about mosquitoes besides that?
According to the American Heritage dictionary, a mosquito
is "Any of various two-winged insects of the family Culicidae,
in which the female of most species is distinguished by a
long proboscis for sucking blood." Now that probably
doesn't sound that bad to the average consumer. But do you
know the diseases that mosquitoes carry such as dengue,
malaria, yellow fever and encephalitis?
some facts you should know about mosquitoes:
species of mosquitoes reproduce by laying their eggs in
house owners still don't know this, but this means that ANY containment of water, such as pots, or even overturned
cans can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
warm weather, mosquitoes can produce a new generation in
just seven days, although two weeks is a more common span.
mosquitoes do spawn, they will wreck havoc wherever they
of the most common diseases that mosquitoes may carry
is the Malaria disease, which is caused by a blood-borne
parasite that infects and then destroys red blood cells.
infected, the victims may suffer from repeated episodes
of fever, or anemia or worse, death.
common deadly disease that the mosquitoes carry is the infamous
dengue fever. Causing fever, chills and skeletal pain for
many years, this disease is commonly carried by the Aedes
Mosquito and is a constant threat to home owners.
include bleeding from the nose, mouth, and gums, excessive
thirst and difficulty breathing.
lot of these symptoms also mirror another deadly virus,
the ebola virus. Thus, serious steps must be taken to prevent
this very serious problem.
are attracted to, besides our sweet, fresh blood, perspiration,
warmth, body odor, carbon dioxide, and light. There are
also several devices that are sold which are supposed to attract,
trap, and destroy mosquitoes and other flying insects. However,
if these devices are attractive to mosquitoes, they probably
attract more mosquitoes into the area and may, therefore, increase rather than decrease mosquito annoyance!
take this into consideration: The best environment for mosquitoes to breed and to carry out their blood sucking
activities 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. And conventional
insect repellents in aerosol cans, even though they might
kill mosquitoes in small doses, also contribute to destroying
the ozone layer, which might in time, produce an even better
condition for mosquitoes to breed!