Since 1999, over 1000 people have died after being infected with West Nile virus. The mortality rate among reported cases is estimated to be about 5%, meaning that 5% of all those that contract West Nile are at risk for death, and more for serious illness.
Mosquitoes are one of the few insects that can carry and spread disease, and while your likelihood of a mosquito-borne disease are relatively small, the diseases that are spread by mosquitoes can, in some cases, be fatal.
When it comes to pest control, prevention is everything. You don’t want to wait until you have a pest problem to solve it. You want to make sure that you’re preventing pests from ever entering your home by taking precautions both inside and outside.