The Dangers of Mosquito Bites
Mosquitoes represent one of the world’s most common pests. They suck blood and ruin outdoor events on a regular basis. What most people don’t realize is that mosquitoes can be some of the most dangerous insects. They can cause everything from allergic reactions to the acquisition of life-threatening illnesses just by biting. By better understanding these potential risks, you may be better able to protect yourself from these undesirable pests.
Why are Mosquito Bites Dangerous?
Mosquito bites impose inherent dangers including the possibility of transmitting blood-born disease from one person the next. These dangers range from minor reactions to anaphylactic shock. The main reason mosquito bites are dangerous pertains to the way mosquito bites work. They start by injecting an enzyme designed to prevent blood clotting in their victims. This allows the mosquito to draw more blood to sate their hunger. The problem with this is that some people are allergic to the enzymes contained in the mosquito’s saliva. This can cause allergic reactions, which include everything from rashes and bumps to anaphylactic shock. Some of these side effects can result in death, which makes mosquito bites a considerable threat. Certain groups of people, which include toddlers and the elderly, are more susceptible to these reactions. This means that individuals falling into these categories should take considerably more care about mosquito bite prevention.
The Transmission of Disease Through Mosquito Bites
The biggest threat of mosquito bites is their ability to transmit diseases. The diseases mosquitoes can transmit include:
- Dengue Fever
- West Nile Virus
- Zika Virus
- Yellow Fever
These diseases typically include viruses and microorganisms capable of causing everything from minor irritations to death in humans. Individuals with compromised or weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. We have also found that individuals with diabetes and other conditions that can cause imbalances in electrolyte levels tend to be more susceptible to mosquito bites. This means these individuals should do whatever they can to lower the prevalence of mosquitoes. If you are concerned about the effects of mosquitoes, then contact Western Exterminator of Las Vegas today to learn more about what we can do to help you control these pests.
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