How And Why You Should Protect Yourself Against Insects

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Have you ever found yourself enjoying a nice warm day outside when you suddenly begin to itch? The culprit of your itching comes from mosquitoes landing on your skin and drawing blood from the surface. Mosquitoes are often overlooked because of their small size in comparison to their human counterparts. However, mosquitoes are ranked as the deadliest pests on the planet today and are largely responsible for some of the outbreaks and diseases we deal with regularly.
Mosquitoes are responsible for carrying and transferring life-threatening ailments such as Malaria, Yellow Fever, West Nile, and other deadly strains. It is essential that all individuals use some form of mosquito protection should they find themselves outdoors. This can applied in the form of lotions and creams that negate the chance of mosquitoes landing on you. Or, as another tactic, you can have experts spray your property. The all-natural chemicals contained within the treatment will thwart off mosquitoes and prevent them from infiltrating your home and yard.

As a precaution, try and eliminate open water areas within your household or on your property. Mosquitoes are only capable of reproducing in areas that contain water; making places like ponds and dirty swimming pools a hot bed for mosquito activity. By eliminating these sources, you reduce your risk of mosquito infestation and lower your chance of contracting a disease.

Ticks

Ticks, much like mosquitoes, are a pest that always seems to fly under the radar in the grand scheme of things. We often associate ticks with our pets and animals – never thinking of ourselves. The first line of protection that you can use against ticks is by giving your pets fur treatments should they go outside on a frequent basis.

Ticks are largely found on the surface of dogs rather than cats according to pest statistics. One of the most common ticks that you may find within your household is the Brown tick. These Arachnids are distantly related to spiders and scorpions with a reputation of spreading disease to their host. Ticks can easily spread health related problems such as Lyme disease to the person or animal they latch onto. The tick acts as a host for these diseases by feeding off the blood contained within the host that they come in contact with.

The best way to eliminate these critters from your life is by treating the land you interact with most. Although ticks can be found indoors, they’re often hiding in tall grass and wooded areas looking for a host. When removing a Tick, always be cautious of touching the Arachnid with your hands. Instead, use tools such as tweezers when removing the Tick.