The mosquito is a pest that most people have dealt with at some point in the year or another. They breed in standing water, using the blood of animals and humans to produce offspring. This reproduction often involves the mosquito biting and sucking the blood of unsuspecting outdoor beings. They are not only annoying, but also quite dangerous, which is why it is important to utilize organic mosquito control whenever possible and reduce the chance of mosquito bites.
Mosquitos carry diseases and can spread them easily through bites. When a mosquito bites, it uses two tubes to penetrate the skin. One tube is to suck blood from the host, the other injects an enzyme into the wound that prevents the blood from clotting.
When they puncture skin, it is essentially similar to using an unclean needle for a piercing. Many bacteria can be introduced, including any diseases or viruses that they have become a host for. Their bites transfer these diseases to humans and animals, leading to outbreaks like malaria and yellow fever.
The potential for them to introduce disease makes mosquitos one of the most dangerous pests on the planet. They can be transported around the world by boats and trucks, spreading continental diseases to other parts of the world where they wreak more havoc.
To avoid getting bit by one of these bloodsuckers, it is wide to wear clothing that is thick and covers any exposed areas of skin. They can often bite through thin clothing, and will target any area like the wrists, hands, neck, lower back, ankles, and even the face or feet. Avoid standing next to still water, as this is where they breed. Get rid of any puddles of water around the home, and use repellent whenever you go outside during peak mosquito hours and seasons.