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Hidden Dangers Mosquitoes Pose

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There are many dangers in life. Every time we leave our homes, there is the possibility that something bad will happen. But that doesn't mean we should live in fear. Just because something bad could happen, doesn't mean it will happen. It is important to get out there and take chances. Live life! We don't sit at home wringing our hands, worrying about whether or not we'll get hit by a car, attacked by a rabid dog, mugged, or some other horrible thing. Partly because we have a belief that those things will happen to someone else. But, also, because we take measures to reduce our risk. If you drive defensively and keep under the speed limit, you're less likely to get into an accident. If you know what a rabid dog looks and acts like, you are less likely to get bitten. If you don't go down a dark alley or walk down the wrong street, you're going to be safer. Let's apply this to mosquitoes.

When it comes to mosquitoes, we all know they can spread viruses. Most of us even know that some mosquito-borne viruses, such as West Nile, Zika, dengue, and malaria, can have dire consequences. But, like car accidents, which kill nearly 1.3 million people in the U.S. each year, we think it is going to happen to someone else. This is actually a good thing. The ability to compartmentalize fear helps us live happier lives. We also know that 1.3 million people don't die from mosquito-borne viruses here in the United States. That helps too.

Another big reason we don't worry too much about mosquitoes is connected to the fact that most mosquitoes that bite us only leave an itchy, red welt. If you've ever been camping, you may have even acquired numerous itchy, red welts. Who hasn't? This is common.

While it is true that most mosquitoes will just be a nuisance, there is the potential for hidden danger. It is only prudent to take precautions that reduce risk--risk for us as well as everyone around us. Even if we don't get sick, we can help to provide a vector for these viruses.

There is no need to stay in our homes, wringing our hands, worrying about mosquito-borne viruses, but it is smart to apply personal mosquito prevention and to invest in mosquito reduction services for our homes and our businesses. The threat of mosquito-borne viral outbreaks is on the rise. It seems only prudent to take precautions.

If you need assistance with mosquito reduction service, reach out to us. We look forward to serving you.