Mosquitos pose a very dangerous threat. They can carry several different diseases. Some of these diseases include: Malaria, Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever, West Nile Virus, and Zika Virus. Millions of people die every year from a mosquito-carried disease. Mosquitos pick up diseases when they land and when they suck other human blood. Then when a mosquito lands on you and mixes someone else’s blood into your blood, diseases begin to spread.
· There are several things you can do to protect yourself and your family from disease-carrying mosquitos. It is important to take all the precautions you can.
· Wear long sleeves and pants. It may be warm in the summer but covering your body up will keep the mosquitos from being able to get to you.
· Dump any standing water. Mosquitos lay eggs in water. This means that stagnant water is breeding grounds for thousands more of these pesky little bugs.
· Use mosquito repellant. You can use organic mosquito control to repel them. It comes in several different forms. You can spray it on your body or on your lawn and it will help keep the mosquitos away.
These are just a few of the ways you can deter mosquitos. Keeping them away will protect you from being bit.
You can’t always avoid them and there will be times you get bit. The best way to care for a mosquito bite is to wash it in warm soapy water and apply an ice pack. You may find relief from the itching with an over the counter pain reliever or an anti-itch cream. Even though mosquito bites are very painful and itchy, it is better if you do not scratch them. If you break open the skin, dirt can get in and cause an infection. Keep your hands and fingernails clean if you are having to deal with mosquito bites.