Some people can’t stand mosquitoes. Everyone knows that all living things serve some kind of purpose, but the extinction of mosquitoes would probably not bother most people. There are a lot of reasons why you should try to keep these bugs away. They are more than a mere nuisance.
Why you Should Avoid Those Buzzers
The following are just a few reasons people dislike these bugs and why it is not irrational for you to hate them, too:
It may not seem too prominent in the U.S., but mosquitoes can carry illnesses from person to person. You never know when the next epidemic might hit, and no one can promise that it will not be in the United States. At the moment, it is estimated that about 11 million people around the world die from a mosquito-related illness each year.
Going to the hospital in the U.S. can be very expensive, especially without something like universal health care. Mosquitoes can end up costing someone a lot of money should the bite transmit an illness like the West Nile virus. It is estimated that this illness has cost the U.S. $800 million from 1999 to 2012.
Mosquitoes seem to be attracted to people with type O blood, those who work out, those who are pregnant, and those who have been drinking alcoholic beverages. These people should be especially careful when going to areas that have a lot of mosquitoes. One may want to consider wearing long sleeves shirts and pants if he or she can.
Harmful Skin Repellents
Many people resort to using skin repellents. Well, some experts believe that the ingredients in some regular bug repellents may be causing some harm to the body, making it imperative that you find another way to keep these bugs from getting close to you or your family. Some people have reported issues like skin rashes when using regular skin repellents.
You may want to consider all natural mosquito control. Some have used lavender essential oil and lemon eucalyptus to ward of these insects. Just dilute a few drops in water or a carrier oil. The best alternative is to talk to a mosquito exterminator about natural repellents that are safe to use in your home. These repellents should be a lot safer than most options at a local store.
It is clear that people do have a lot of reasons to hate these bugs and good reasons to ensure they do not bother them or their families. It is up to you to take action, and try to stay safe, especially during the spring and summer.