When you think of the most dangerous animal in the world, your mind probably jumps to scorpions, snakes, or spiders.[KU1] You may be surprised what the real answer is. Though, maybe not directly, mosquitoes are the leading cause of fatalities in animal-related deaths. How can Las Cruces mosquitoes be the most dangerous animal on Earth? The answer is simple:
Las Cruces Mosquitoes and Their Diseases
Mosquitos are linked to many diseases that are passed through their bite. You may have even had some of these over the years but attributed them to seasonal illnesses. Dengue, for instance. Nearly 4 billion people live in areas with a risk of catching dengue, which roughly 400 million people catch annually. Of those 400 million who catch this disease, one in four noticeably get sick.
Though, more severe diseases are more of a danger than dengue. One at the top of the list is malaria. According to the CDC, nearly half the world lives in areas considered at risk for malaria transmission from mosquitos. In 2020 alone, an estimated 241 million clinical episodes were recorded. An estimated 627,000 deaths occurred, with 95% of these taking place in Africa[KU2]. It may be surprising, but on average, there are only 11 deaths per year attributed to spider bites, and even more surprising that none of these are from Australia. Scorpions, whose sting can pierce skin much easier than spider fangs, cause around 3,300 deaths yearly. Snakes are noted for killing 138,000 per year globally through venomous bites and constricting deaths.
Prevent the Bite That Keeps on Giving (Diseases) with Mosquito Safety
You may take mosquito safety measures to reduce your risk of being bitten by mosquitoes and contracting one of the diseases they transmit. To begin, implement the 7 Ts of Mosquito Control to eliminate standing water and other breeding grounds that are ideal for mosquitoes. Second, according to the CDC, if you are going to be outside during the dusk or evening, be sure to wear appropriate clothing and use insect repellent. Finally, call the Mosquito Squad of Las Cruces and inquire about the Traditional Mosquito Barrier Treatment, our most well-liked alternative for controlling mosquitoes.
Prevent Las Cruces Mosquitoes from Taking Over Your Yard
Prepare ahead for your hiking our outdoor adventure by following the mosquito safety tips to help prevent mosquito bites. Don’t forget to reduce mosquito habitats on your property with the 7 Ts of mosquito control. Professional mosquito control is the best way to reduce mosquitoes on your property. Mosquito Squad of Las Cruces is the top choice for Las Cruces mosquito control. Call our team today for a free Las Cruces mosquito control services quote.