Whether in a residential unit, commercial space, or even a factory work floor, mosquitoes pose a problem to all. On the surface level, mosquitoes can simply cause an itchy swelling from their bites. However, virtually every individual knows that these pests can do more harm than just mild irritation.
Mosquitoes are known to infect humans with various diseases such as dengue, yellow fever, Zika virus, and malaria, to name a few. To put it into perspective – a tiny mosquito that is not any larger than a 5-cent Singapore coin can carry any number of potentially fatal diseases at a time. If you are curious and would like to know more about why mosquitoes are arguably the most dangerous animal to ever buzz around the planet, let this article serve as a guide to answering your burning questions.
What the experts and various studies have to say
All around the world, medical professionals and health experts have come to a consensus – mosquitoes are very dangerous. This consensus is backed by the fact that these harmful insects have plagued humans and their health for centuries by causing severe diseases and fatalities by the millions. Moreover, a little over 50 per cent of the global population is vulnerable to many illnesses wrought by a single mosquito bite.
How mosquitoes transmit harmful diseases
Biologically, mosquitoes do not actually ‘bite’ humans and animals. Rather, they pierce the skin with their needle-like mouths, known as proboscis. The proboscis splits into six equal parts underneath the skin surface, enabling them to ‘drink’ blood from the blood vessel. Truth be told, that is only the first part since not only do they extract blood, but they also simultaneously inject their saliva into a person’s system, which, more often than not, comes with a myriad of diseases.
How you can get rid of mosquitoes
Female mosquitoes like to lay their eggs in non-flowing water, and the more blood they manage to consume out of you, the more energy they will have to breed and increase their population. This is why the most common preventive measure against mosquitoes is to keep stagnant waters covered. As such, if you want to prevent these pests from entering your home in the first place, installing a screen panel on your doors and windows is the best way to keep them out without sacrificing natural ventilation.
Alternatively, you can also grow plants that repel mosquitoes, such as lemongrass, marigolds, citronella, and more. But suppose you already have an ongoing mosquito infestation inside or near your home. In that case, it would be better to rely on professional pest control in Singapore, such as us over at PestClinic.
Though they may seem small, mosquitoes pose a threat to humans. Their bites might transmit some of the most life-threatening and harmful diseases to people, in addition to causing swelling, redness, and itching. Therefore, it is crucial to check and ensure that you are not dealing with an infestation on your property.
In order to properly address the issue as soon as it arises, it is essential to get in touch with a certified pest control specialist if mosquito populations in your house are out of control. You can rely on the team of professionals at PestClinic to conduct an in-depth inspection and safely eliminate all of your mosquito issues. Give us a call at +65 6397 5677 to learn more about our services.