The fight against mosquitoes!
31 Oct 2018, 09:23
Let’s begin with the first part of a five-part article provided with the best solution to protect you from the miniature draculas.
If you were asked to name some of the deadliest animals on earth, what would your answer be? Venomous snakes? Tigers maybe? Seldom would one think that the highest number of deaths caused by a living organism is no other than our all familiar insect — the mosquito.
Responsible for more than 750,000 deaths per year, a statistic shared on gatesnotes.com ranks mosquitoes as the number one killer in the world, followed by humans at 450,000.
Those numbers compared to a mere 100 make lions look practically harmless.
Over 3000 species of mosquitoes around the world account for 17% of the estimated global burden of infectious diseases. The diseases include, but are not limited to Dengue, Chikungunya, Malaria, Elephantiasis and Zika. With the ratio of humans to mosquitoes at
1:10 million, the odds are stacked almost unfairly against us.
However, there are a few ways of protecting ourselves from these deadly flying bloodsuckers.
While the remedies come in many types, forms and sizes, each of them has their own drawbacks. Keep reading till the end of this series to learn everything you need to know about mosquitoes, the diseases they spread and the best solution available in the market to protect ourselves from these 0.5 cm killers.
Join me in the next issue where the topic will intensify as we will explore more about these fascinatingly dangerous insects and get to learn about their behaviours and life patterns.