Mosquitoes are a nuisance that appear every year. These flying pests leave itchy bites that can become infected. Though they seem to be everywhere during the summer, it is possible to minimize their effects. Here’s how to get rid of mosquitoes.
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You can prevent a huge infestation by eliminating only one thing from around your home: sitting water.
They say in war time: know your enemy. That is why today we’ll explore 5 little known facts about mosquitoes.
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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.
According to multiple scientists, Electronic Mosquito Repellents (EMRs) are designed to repel female mosquitoes by emitting a high-pitched sound that is inaudible to humans. However, scientists have found there is no evidence in multiple field studies to support any repelling effects of EMRs, hence no evidence to support their promotion or use in protection against mosquito-borne diseases like the malaria infection.
As most of you already know from the bites on your body, 2013 has been full of Mosquitoes.
Are you someone that walks outside and is immediately attacked by Mosquitoes? If you feel as if every blood sucker has attacked you in the nearby radius but your friends and family are barely touched, you could be right.
Planning on taking a trip to the beach this Memorial Day? What about Camping? Even if you are staying home and barbecuing you’ll want to be certain to purchase a good insect repellent.
New Jersey health officials announced that the number of confirmed virus cases had jumped from eight last week to 15.