Don’t Forget Other Mosquito Borne Diseases first appeared on the Backyard Bug Patrol blog.
The mosquito transmitted West Nile virus is still very much a problem within the United States. At the moment, all the media attention seems to be focused on the threat of the rapidly spreading Zika virus, but let’s not forget the other harmful mosquito borne diseases.
Health and agriculture officials say West Nile virus has been detected in a mosquito pool in Prince George’s County, the first such pool found in the state this year.
Many health and agricultural departments are taking action and spraying areas to control the mosquito population. However, there are steps you can take to get your own mosquito control in place. If we all contribute to our own protection by utilizing what preventative methods are available to us, we’re playing our part in the fight against all of these diseases and the never ending battle against mosquitoes.
Malaria, Chikungunya, Dengue, Zika, Yellow Fever, West Nile virus…. the list goes on, and over time, there will be more and more that are discovered and equally as life threatening. Those are just the tip of the iceberg. The following article provides some further information about those mentioned and a few more.
Mosquitoes cause more human suffering than any other organism — over one million people worldwide die from mosquito-borne diseases every year. Not only can mosquitoes carry diseases that afflict humans, they also transmit several diseases and parasites that dogs and horses are very susceptible to.
It’s not just yourself and your family you need to protect, it’s your four legged friends too. Do what you can TODAY, to help fight these pesky pests and contribute to a safer environment.