What do you think the deadliest animal on earth is? Shark? Wolf? Crocodile?
Try the Mosquito.
Mosquitoes lurk through the evening darkness, unseen by the human eye in search of their victim. Tiny and quiet, these nuisances can cause major illness that often lead to death. Mosquitoes can transmit serious diseases like West Nile virus, Encephalitis, Malaria, Dengue fever, Zika virus and Heartworm disease (in pets). Take advantage of professional mosquito control with Mosquito Squad of Kansas City.
West Nile virus (WNV) is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. Most people get infected with West Nile virus by the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Infected mosquitoes can then spread the virus to humans and other animals.
Zika virus disease is primarily caused from being bitten by an infected Aedes species mosquito those being the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Illnesses from Zika virus can range from mild short-lived symptoms, if any, to birth defects if infected while pregnant. Over the last year, there have been increasing concerns about contracting Zika virus, especially for those who travel. Due to those health concerns and potential outdoor lifestyle change, the CDC now recommends many ways to protect yourself and your family, including using EPA registered repellents and treatments.
Malaria is a mosquito-borne illness caused by a parasite. Malaria kills over 600,000 people every year worldwide. It threatens half of the world’s population and uses billions of dollars in lost productivity annually. According to the CDC about 1,500 cases of malaria are diagnosed in the United States each year. The vast majority of cases in the United States are in travelers and immigrants returning from countries where malaria transmission occurs, many from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
The best way to prevent mosquitoes is to stay informed and educated; use the 5 T’s; and hire a professional when necessary provide proper mosquito control. Our goal here at the Squad is to educate our community and help our clients take back their yards! Call our office at 913-498-9085 or click on the Alert the Squad link above to get a quote on how we can help you get out an enjoy your yard, worry free.
Sources: https://www.gatesnotes.com/Health/Most-Lethal-Animal-Mosquito-Week, http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/faq/genquestions.html, https://www.cdc.gov/malaria/, https://www.cdc.gov/zika/about/index.html