Mosquitoes are the deadliest animal on the planet. They are very dangerous to you and your family, accounting for about 725,000 human deaths a year. That is more than any creature on earth! Below are some diseases spread by mosquitoes that can be extremely harmful and potentially fatal.
Is a virus spread by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes, such as A. aegypti and A. albopictus. The Zika virus disease, often causes no or only mild symptoms, similar to a very mild form of dengue fever. As of 2016, the illness cannot be prevented by medications or vaccines. Zika can spread from a pregnant woman to her baby. This can result in microcephaly, severe brain malformations, and other birth defects. Zika infections in adults may result rarely in Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Is a viral infection typically spread by mosquitoes. In about 75% of infections people have few or no symptoms. About 20% of people develop a fever, headache, vomiting, or a rash. In less than 1% of people, encephalitis or meningitis occurs, with associated neck stiffness, confusion, or seizures. Recovery may take weeks to months. The risk of death among those in whom the nervous system is affected is about 10%.
Is the most commonly transmitted disease by an infected female Anopheles mosquito. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever, tiredness, vomiting, and headaches. In severe cases it can cause yellow skin, seizures, coma, or death. Symptoms usually begin ten to fifteen days after being bitten. If not properly treated, people may have recurrences of the disease months later.
Is the most common cause of fever in travelers returning from the Caribbean, Central America, South America, and South Central Asia. This disease is spread through the bites of infected mosquitoes and cannot be spread person to person. Severe dengue can be fatal, but with good treatment, fewer than 1% of patients die from dengue.
|Spray/Lotion Repellent||Scented Candles||Fogging|
|How is it applied?||Spray on yourself and/or clothing||Light wick... Heat and CO2 attracts mosquitoes!||Spray deep into areas where mosquitoes live|
|How does it affect mosquitoes and other biting insects?||Makes you invisible to mosquitoes and other biting insects by blocking your scent||Makes you invisible to mosquitoes and other biting insects by blocking your scent (only 3 ft. radius on average)||Kills on contact and reduces backyard population|
|Lasting affect?||No lasting effect. Mosquitoes come back||No lasting effect. Mosquitoes come back within minutes after the flame goes out.||Enjoy a mosquito-free yard for up to 6 hours!|