How Do Mosquitoes Spread Disease? | HiCare
Just imagine an insect, barely 2-12 mm long, gives you a real hard time with their annoying buzzing habits, and of course not needing itchy love bites. Well, an annoying mosquito can give you quite an exact visual representation of this scenario. Interestingly, some completely avoid being a living example of this scene by hiring professional mosquito pest control. Meanwhile, others, who have not opted for mosquito pest control services, are still wondering how effortlessly these six-legged insects spread diseases. If you are among them, we've got an answer for you!
We have curated this comprehensive guide that gives a brief look into how mosquitoes spread diseases. So, without wasting your time, we would dive straight into the topic of this blog!
Not much to your surprise, mosquitoes spread diseases through their bites. As Mosquitoes are vectors, living things that carry diseases between animals and humans, they often carry infections via blood. Quick fact: many of the creatures classified as vectors are bloodsuckers.
To understand this better, you need to understand how mosquitoes bite a human. Allow us to take you through a step-by-step guide to break down how mosquitoes bite and spread diseases through them.
To identify their victim, mosquitoes detect carbon dioxide, which obviously we humans exhale.
Body odors and temperature also help these six-legged insects to locate their victim.
A mosquito mouth is divided into six parts, among them only two are used to penetrate the skin and suck the blood out of the human body. Mosquitoes stab two tubes into the skin: one to inject an enzyme that inhibits blood clotting; the other to suck blood into their bodies.
In the process of finding a blood vessel under the human skin, mosquitoes move their proboscis, a long mouthpart that extends far beyond their heads, fourth and back.
During this process, mosquitoes also secrete saliva. There is an exchange of chemical compounds in the form of fluid between the mosquito and your bloodstream.
If a mosquito feeds in a method called sip feeding, it exposes more people to infection. (For the unversed, sip feeding is a method in which a mosquito has a blood meal from multiple hosts instead of one.)
In the case of malaria, parasites attach themselves to the gut of a female mosquito and enter a host's body as she feeds.
Meanwhile, in other cases, a virus enters the mosquito as it feeds on an infected human and is transmitted via the mosquito’s saliva to a subsequent victim.
Since your basic concepts are clear about how a tiny mosquito bites you and spreads diseases, let's take a brief look into the list of diseases caused by these flying beasts.
Some of the most common diseases caused by mosquito bites are Dengue fever, Malaria, chikungunya fever, Zika virus fever, yellow fever, West Nile fever, and Japanese encephalitis, among others.
Did you know, the World Health Organization has claimed that dengue is the most prevalent viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes; causing an estimated 40,000 deaths every year. Meanwhile, Malaria takes away nearly an estimated 400,000 lives every year.
However, the international agency has also said that many of these vector-borne diseases are preventable through protective measures including hiring a professional mosquito control.
Fun-fact: Mosquitoes use the blood as a source of protein for their eggs. For food, both males and females eat nectar and plant sugars.
HiCare's 3X Mosquito Control
As mentioned earlier, one can easily avoid these vector-borne diseases with preventive measures such as mosquito pest control services. Apart from taking professional mosquito control, here are a few tips you can try to keep the mosquito colony and their not-so-loving love bites at bay.
Check your plants, flower vases, bathroom, and shower areas for pockets of standing water that might be breeding the next generation of mosquitoes.
For areas where water is necessary, such as a flower vase or dog bowl, completely change the water regularly.
Plant Peppermint, and Holy Basil aka Tulsi near your window and balcony area to restrict the entry of mosquitoes.
Try to stay indoors during the evening. In case you head out during peak hours, avoid using scents and perfumes.
Use mosquito nets, an old but practical solution, to surround your bed and keep mosquitoes away.
Spray Neem oil (diluted with a carrier oil) to the edges of your clothes. Neem oil has a strong smell that mosquitoes find unpleasant.
Keep your fan on at the full speed in case of mosquito infestation as insects have trouble flying in the rapidly moving air.
Wear full-sleeved clothing. Avoid wearing black or dark colored clothes.
However, these solutions are temporary. The permanent solution to having a mosquito-free home is pest control mosquitos. We at HiCare serve mosquito pest control services at affordable prices. We have scientifically designed pest control services for mosquitoes to give overall protection against the colony of mosquitoes. Scroll down to take a sneak peek into the key features of our 3X Mosquito Control Plan.
To execute our 3X Mosquito Control, our trained technician installs an automatic dispenser, encapsulated wall spray, and anti-larval treatment to give overall protection from these flying beasts.
The chemicals and products used for this pest control services for mosquitoes are certified and 100% safe for kids, elder people, and pets.
Also, to give value to the money of our customers against this mosquito pest control, we offer a 30-days money-back guarantee.
To ensure your family's safety, our technicians undergo a 3-line defense against Covid-19, in which our technician wears a face mask, shield, hand gloves, and shoe covers to practice Covid-19 appropriate behavior.
We provide four services in our Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) in our professional mosquito control plan; one pest control mosquitos service gives you relief from mosquitoes for 90 days.
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Follow the instructions on the screen of your device, fill in your personal details, and boom! You are done with booking the best pest control mosquitos service with us! However, if booking pest control online sounds like rocket science to you, give us a call at 8828333888 for any query or booking. Since you have come this long, let us treat you with a bonus point! We offer an additional 5% discount on online payments!