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Offline Aarif

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The Mosquito is the Most Dangerous Insect in the World
« on: October 25, 2010, 03:27:22 PM »
Mosquitoes are probably the most dangerous insects on earth. According to Factmonster.com Mosquitoes causes over 300 million cases of malaria around the world each year. In addition to malaria
 Mosquitoes also carry yellow fever and several other nasty things for your or your pet to catch. According to Mosquitofact.org Mosquitoes do not transmit HIV or Aids, but who cares? They sure can give you all kinds of other unpleasant experiences.

People tend to downplay the threat of Mosquitoes because their bite is seldom painful and often goes unnoticed. However they have probably killed more humans than all other insects combines throughout history.

The best way to avoid Mosquitoes is to deny them breeding areas near your home. Mosquitoes have to have water to lay their eggs in. Get rid of standing water near your home. Anything that collects rainwater can and will also collect Mosquito eggs that will soon hatch and commence to feeding on you and your pets. Keeping brush and tall grass in check around your house will also cut down on the "skeeter" population.

Of course you can have your lawn treated by a professional exterminator and I do recommend this if you have a large population of Mosquitoes. I visited a home once and every step I took in their yard disturbed masses of Mosquitoes; they had hundreds just in their front yard. You can also use a flyswatter to go out and kill them, right before dark is when they start to move around a lot where you can find them.

Mosquitoes are the most active after dark but will also bite during the day. The more of your body covered in clothes, the more you are protected from bites. Avoiding going outside after dark is a good way to avoid Mosquito bites, as is keeping the doors and windows shut at night.

In the sources below you will find more information about the deadliest insect in the world. Most of them say the bug zappers and other anti Msquito devices and traps don't help much. So your best bet to avoid Mosquitoes is to get rid of their breeding areas and avoid going out at night.

Offline kaisar hamid

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Re: The Mosquito is the Most Dangerous Insect in the World
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2010, 11:13:22 AM »
Mosquito borne diseases are prevalent in more than 100 countries, infecting 300-500 million people and causing about 1 million deaths every year. In India, more than 40 million people suffer from mosquito diseases annually. There are a number of diseases borne by mosquitoes. They are malaria, filaria, dengue, brain fever and yellow fever. Yellow fever is caused by mosquitoes in jungle areas in parts of Africa and South America.