Perfecting Pest Control

If you don't like pests setting up shop in your home, you might be interested in hiring a professional exterminator to help you with your problems. However, unless you understand the tools that they are working with, you might find yourself wondering what else you can do to curb issues. For example, if you don't mention that mosquito problem, your exterminator might not know to treat that water feature with a pesticide that targets larvae. My site explains different ways you can prepare for your professional pest control treatment, so that you aren't left with issues later down the road.

4 Diseases Carried By Mosquitoes That Can Be Transmitted To You


The mosquito is a pesky pest, indeed. This blood-sucking insect is common to almost every part of the world with warmer climates, and some with less than ideal conditions as well. They prefer humidity and moisture and will jump at any chance to suck the blood out of mammals to sustain their own well-being. In addition to being annoying, mosquitoes can pose a genuine threat to your health.

Due to the fact they sustain themselves on blood and hop from host to host, there is a chance they can pass on a disease to you. If you live in an area heavily populated by mosques, you should know of 4 potential diseases you can contract from mosquitoes.

Dengue Fever

This is a very common fever endemic to Asia, but can also be found in the Americas, although it is far less common. Mosquitoes tend to carry this one quite easily in the Golden Triangle, especially Cambodia. The chance of a person dying from Dengue fever is quite slim, but the symptoms that accompany this fever are quite severe.

Most people feel a deep ache within their body that is difficult to explain, but many describe this feeling as one that they can almost feel in their bones, making mobility difficult. This is why Dengue fever is known by many English-speaking visitors to Southeast Asia as "bone break fever".


Malaria is an ancient disease, but it has shown signs of slowing down. Currently, 40% of the world's population is at risk of contracting Malaria. Malaria is largely in control in temperate climates, but in the tropical world, malaria still poses a serious threat. Malaria is a life threatening diseases accompanied by a litany of terrifying symptoms, among which include a fever of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit and an inability to digest food. It is said over 1,000,000 people die from malaria on a yearly basis, however that number is still much less than that which was experienced a little over 100 years ago.

Yellow Fever

Yellow fever has a 400-year long history and has been transmitted from animals to humans via mosquitoes for almost the entirety of that history. It is common among the tropical areas of Africa and the Americas; although it is largely a rarity among travelers due to restrictions placed on them to receive vaccinations before entering countries in which yellow fever is a commonplace occurrence.

Yellow fever does not occur in Asia and inmost of Europe it is not to be found. Yellow fever, despite dropping off in prominence, still affects over 200,000 people a year, resulting in upwards of 30,000 deaths.

West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus, or WNV, is a 20th century phenomenon and is incredibly deadly. It saw resurgence during the late 20th century and early 21st century, but the prevalence of the disease has luckily dipped off. Essentially, it is a form of encephalitis that originated in Japan. It is commonly known as a "bird flu" since its origins actually come from the blood of birds.

It is transmitted back and forth between mosquitoes feasting on the blood of birds and birds that feast on the flesh of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes then transfer the disease to mammals by feasting on their blood. West Niles Virus notably affects horses more than human beings.

The diseases mosquitoes can transfer to humans are plentiful. It is important to keep a watch out on these diseases and to protect yourself from mosquitoes during the months in which they feast on the blood of humans. If you notice you have a bad mosquito infestation, protect yourself by hiring a pest control company to come destroy any mosquito colony that has made your yard their home. Visit sites like to find pest control services near you.


12 August 2015