Health Threats Mosquitoes

While the bite and buzz of a mosquito are certainly annoying, these tiny pests are more than a minor nuisance.

Facts About Mosquitoes

  • Disease Transmitters: Mosquitos are known disease vectors, and can transmit viruses or parasites between humans as well as between animals and humans. Their ability to carry and transmit various pathogens makes them especially dangerous.
  • Deadliest Animal: Mosquitoes are responsible for more human deaths each year than any other animal and have caused more deaths than all the wars in history.
  • Vaccine Availability: For most of these diseases, there are no vaccines or treatment. The only way to stop the surge of these diseases is through aggressive mosquito control.
  • Reproduction Rate: A female mosquito can lay as many as 300 eggs at one time and produce up to 3,000 during her life span. Female mosquitoes bite because they need blood to effectively lay their eggs.

Mosquito Borne Diseases

  • Zika – While Zika is for the most part relatively mild in the general population, it can be detrimental to pregnant women and their unborn child. It has been linked to microcephaly, a congenital birth defect that causes major neurological problems. Zika was declared a pandemic of North and South America in 2015-2016.
  • West Nile Virus – This viral infection causes flu-like symptoms – fever, headache, tiredness, aches, and a rash that can last for up to 60 days.
  • Dengue – Extremely painful, dengue is a flu like virus that results in aches, fever, vomiting and rash. In extreme cases, dengue can be fatal.
  • Chikungunya – Another flu-like virus, Chikungunya is characterized by extreme joint pain. There is no treatment other than pain medication and waiting out the symptoms.

The diseases mentioned above are just a small sample of the various pathogens carried by mosquitoes.

If you are worried about the impact mosquitoes may have on your family, it’s best to seek professional mosquito treatment. Terminating a mosquito infestation around your property will benefit not only your family, but your entire community as well.

Saela is committed to the protection of our customers. If you are searching for mosquito control, contact us for a free quote. Our mosquito program is a multi-step process that includes inspection, extermination and re-servicing. Take back your yard and enjoy those summer nights again!

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