Those Little Buzzy Bloodsuckers!

Those Little Buzzy Bloodsuckers! first appeared on Backyard Bug Patrol

Mosquitoes are a pest on any day, month or year! Those little buzzy bloodsuckers are always there, lurking and ready to give themselves a tasty treat or two. Feasting on our life source and then leaving us with a lovely scratchy feeling or sometimes, sadly, something worse.  This week, it’s Mosquito Control Awareness Week, which aims to educate the public about keeping the pesky pests at bay. Here are a few ideas that can help you spread the word!

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week 2014
Each year the week of June 26 is declared National Mosquito Control Awareness Week by the American Mosquito Control Association. AMCA’s “Mosquito Week” educates the general public about the significance of mosquitoes in their daily lives and the important service provided by mosquito control workers throughout the United States and worldwide.

Some great ideas in the above article, as to how you can raise awareness in your local community. Mosquitoes are a part of everyday life, and people don’t protect themselves as well as they should. This could be down to the lack of information available as to exactly HOW to protect yourself.

Raising awareness is so important. Mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance that can give you an irritating bite, they can be a life threatening problem if preventative measures aren’t taken and they become out of control. We need to be educated. We need to share information! Even more so right now, as it looks as though the West Nile virus could be a little more threatening than usual.

Researcher warns West Nile virus could have a bite this summer – Medical Xpress
Plentiful spring snow and rain, combined with recent hot temperatures on the Front Range, set the stage for an unusually high number of mosquitoes this summer – and potentially high rates of West Nile virus infection among birds, horses and humans, a Colorado State University expert says.

Let’s do our bit and spread the word. People need to know that the threat is out there, but most importantly that preventative measures are easy to come by.

 

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