Whether you’re going on an outdoor adventure or just hanging out in your backyard, making sure you and your family are protected from mosquitoes is a top priority. Mosquitoes can carry a variety of dangerous diseases, from Zika virus to West Nile virus. So, while we do recommend hiring Mosquito Authority to mosquito-proof your home, it is always good to have a few natural mosquito repellents and treatments at your disposal for day-to-day activities.
Article for ScienceDaily Outlines Reasons Behind Mosquitoes’ Attraction to Humans
Ever wonder why mosquitoes are so attracted to humans? In a recent article for ScienceDaily, scientists from the journal Current Biology discuss what exactly makes humans so attractive to these pests. While most people would think that biting humans is innate to all mosquitoes, this is not actually the case. In fact, with over 3,000 species of mosquito in the world today, researchers say that only a few of those have acquired a taste for human blood. So, what is it that draws certain types of mosquitoes to humans?
While it is rare, mosquitoes can transmit a number of diseases including West Nile Virus and Equine Encephalitis. You can find information regarding disease outbreaks in your area through your physician, your local health department, and CDC.gov.
New Year’s resolutions go the same way for most of us. We make a list of bad habits we want to break, or good habits we want to incorporate in our lives. We promise we’ll quit smoking, eat more salad, exercise daily, reduce social media. Then by Valentine’s Day, we’re smoking, eating burgers, can’t find our gym ID card, and scrolling through likes and shares while sitting on the sofa after work. You are not alone. Many of us here at Mosquito Authority experience the same pattern! Here are some tips on what we can all do to break that pattern.