April 28, 2017
Spring is in different stages around the country but for most, the weather is warming up. Many may be seeing spring rain. With this warmer weather and moisture, you may be shocked to learn that the world’s deadliest animal is on its way to your house. It may already be there.
“What is this deadly animal?” you may ask. It’s not a snake, alligator, lion, wolf, or another human. Believe it or not, it’s the mosquito!
This little critter, so small that it can strike before you see it, can make you very sick or even kill you. You may hear its buzz, but hearing its buzz is usually no defense.
The mosquito kills 725,000 people per year, compared to the human who kills 475,000 people a year, the lion who only kills 100 people per year, and the wolf who only kills 10 people a year.
Notwithstanding their harmless-sounding name—Spanish for “little fly”—they carry life-ravaging diseases: the Zika Virus, malaria, which kills more than 600,000 people every year; along with dengue fever, yellow fever, and encephalitis.
The is the perfect time to find the best mosquito repellent for your yard and protect your family.