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Mosquito Facts

 

Disease and Facts about Mosquitos

  • The Mosquito is The Deadliest creature on Earth.
  • 1 in 5 carry the West Nile Disease. Thus is why it is so important to maintain barrier on your outdoor venue.
  • 1 mosquito alone can infect more than 100 people
  • 80% of people infected with the virus will show NO to Little signs and symptoms.
  • All mosquitos require a water source to Breed.
  • Mosquitos locate you by Co2, scent, and heat up to 100’ away and sight up to 30’ away.
  • Mosquitos Fly 1-1.5 miles an hour.
  • The most typical Mosquito is a DragonFly in the Eastern area.
  • A female lays up to 300 eggs at a time and up 3000 offspring in their life span. Eggs to adult is 4-7days
  • Although the season is April to October , August is the Peak and most dangerous season of all.
  • Citronella and smoking coils repel ONLY if you remain in the Plum of the Smoke. You will still likely get biten on ankles and calves.
  • Bug Zappers Kill only a handful of actual Mosquitos, killing over 3,000 species of beneficial bugs such as moths and butterflies that help spread pollen for example.
  • Zappers put off Octenol but without Co2 its mainly ineffective.
  • Use Deet  (Example is OFF Repellant) when your on foot in heavily wooded areas , a safe Deet contains no more than 10%.
  • Female Mosquitos are the biters. They will consume blood from an unwilling victim before they lay eggs (larvae). It takes up to 3 days from contact of blood to produce eggs.
  • All Mosquitos main energy source is plant nectar .
  • Mosquitos live within a 300' zone from birth. Thus Usually means you may have a standing water issue. Getting rid of the standing water will not kill the eggs, you need treatment.
  • The only time they may leave that 300' perimeter is if they may need a blood or water source.
  • Mosquitos are attracted to dark colors but not reds and yellows. Dim lights in the evening-they love bright lights.
       
  • Carbon Dioxide is what humans put out therefor putting yourself on the radar.
  • Mosquitos are attracted to people that tend to sweat more, those who are on heart, blood pressure and high cholesterol medicines.
       
  • Mosquito repellants block the mosquitos sensors so they do not know your there. Only a quick , sticky smelling fix.
       

                                                       Diseases

West Nile Disease (WND)  First identified in Africa in 1937.  In August 2012 CNN reports the highest ever in cases , 286 deaths and 1,118 people infected.  Now considered an Epidemic Pathogen.

Symptoms of WND: Rash, Fatigue, Muscle pain, Headache Fever and Vomiting.

Maleria  The disease is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions in a broad band around the equator, including much of Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Transmission can be reduced by preventing mosquito bites by using  mosquito-control measures such as spraying insecticides and draining standing water. An infected mosquito bite can enter the circulatory system, parasite track to the Liver to mature.

 Symptoms of Malaria: Weakness, low blood pressure, blood in urine, unable to walk, and Liver damage.

 Dengue  known as Breakbone Fever , The number of cases of dengue fever has increased dramatically since the 1960s, with between 50 and 528 million people infected yearly. Early descriptions of the condition date from 1779, and its viral cause and the transmission were figured out in the early 20th century. Dengue has become a global problem since the Second World War  and is endemic in more than 110 countries.

Symptoms of Dengue : Fever, Headache behind the eyes, Skin rash similar to measles, low blood pressure and muscle and joint pain

 Yellow Fever  Since the 1980s, the number of cases of yellow fever has been increasing This is believed to be due to fewer people being immune, more people living in cities, people moving frequently, and changing climate  The origin of the disease is Africa, from where it spread to South America. Since  the 17th century, several major outbreaks of the disease have occurred in the Americas, Africa, and Europe. In the 18th and 19th century, yellow fever was seen as one of the most dangerous infectious diseases.   The yellow fever virus was the first human virus discovered.

Symptoms of Yellow Fever : Fever, Chills, Loss of Appetite, Nausea, and Abdominal pain.