The Dangers of Mosquito Bites

The Dangers of Mosquito Bites



Most people have suffered the effects of mosquito bites. When they occur, you likely experience painful welts that become incredibly itchy. Besides the annoyance, mosquito bites can be dangerous.

Infections From Mosquitoes

When you discover a mosquito bite, you may be unable to stop scratching. Unfortunately, this will irritate the area even more and lead to an open wound. When your skin is exposed to the elements, you may develop an infection that must be professionally treated.

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Disease From Mosquito Bites

Approximately 10 percent of mosquitoes exist in North America. They love humid and moist conditions. Since these insects reproduce quickly, large masses accumulate and cause an infestation. This means that you are at high risk for bites. Since mosquitoes are known to carry diseases, you may fall victim to a number of illnesses.

  • West Nile Virus: West Nile Virus can be very serious. It leads to inflammation of the brain. Although most people make full recoveries, some individuals may die from the disease.
  • Yellow Fever: In mild cases, this disease causes headaches, nausea, and fever. Certain cases cause liver, heart, and kidney issues.
  • Malaria: This affliction involves a parasite that becomes released into your bloodstream and infects your red blood cells. Symptoms include chills, sweating, nausea, muscle pain, and even coma. In severe cases, a person may experience extreme anemia, pulmonary edema, or cerebral swelling.

Pets are Affected by Mosquito Bites

Mosquitoes bite more than just humans. Your pets are at risk as well. When bitten by mosquitoes, your animals may be infected with heartworm. This parasite can cause terrible heart problems or death.

At United Pest Solutions, we understand the dangers of mosquito bites. To make sure that your home and property remain free of infestations, we will recommend the safest and most effective treatments so that you, your family, and your pets remain healthy. To schedule an appointment, call us today.

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