101-Plus Tips to Create Mosquito Barriers to Protect You and Your Family
Mosquitoes may be diminutive in size, but they are the most dangerous animals on earth, destroying the lives and heath of millions of people each year.
- Despite their diminutive size, mosquitoes are the most dangerous animals on earth, and their presence requires the same level of attention and preparation as would a swim in shark-infested waters or a walk in a jungle populated with hungry tigers.
- Mosquitos are small flies in the family Culicidae and the females are termed ectoparasites, which means that they have tube-like structures that can penetrate the skin of other animals-the hosts–that they are feeding on for its blood. The word itself, mosquito, is Spanish and means little fly. There are literally thousands of different types of these creatures that feed on all manner of animals, including humans.
- While the loss of blood from mosquito attacks is minimal, the danger of mosquitos, besides developing an often nasty rash and infections where they bite, is their ability to be vectors for serious disease, which means that they are organisms that are capable to transmitting diseases or parasites from one animal to another. Because they can move from animal to animal drawing blood, they are able to pass on many diseases, such as malaria, yellow fever, Chikungunya, West Nile virus, dengue fever, filariasis, Zika virus and other arboviruses.
- Efforts to control mosquitoes and the deadly diseases that they can carry are usually ineffective, which means that we must create our own barriers-geographical, chemical, physical and even managerial-to protect ourselves and our families from the ravages of this family of insects. This website is all about creating effective barriers between mosquitoes an us to protect us from the life-changing ravages of the diseases that they carry.
- Watch out for these three types of mosquitoes in the U.S. as they are the most common types of mosquitoes are called house mosquitoes and include: the Southern mosquito (Culex quinquefasciatus; the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus); and the Yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti). (Read More)