Mosquitoes can ruin fun like no other creature on Earth. But there is more to those nasty little pests than irritation and that’s the ever growing possibility that someone will transmit a disease. Not only some minor nuisance of a illness either. There are severe, possibly deadly consequences from the perceived innocent bite of a mosquito. West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) are two of the most common and they are becoming more prevalent and more dangerous every year.
Why is that?
Each time a pest population is subjected to a synthetic, toxic pesticide, a certain number survive due to some super-genetic resistance. Then they pass that resistance on to their offspring and after several generations, the whole population is now immune to the effects of that pesticide. This scientific phenomenon is named Pesticide Resistance. Because of Pesticide Resistance, each year fewer synthetic pesticide products are effective for control.
But how does Pesticide Resistance increase the cases of West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis? Simple – survival of the fittest! These super mosquitoes are resistant to poisons and in exactly the exact same line of reasoning can more effectively transport diseases that affect their victims, but not them as a species. Pesticides are being used to lessen the virility, strength and survivability of mosquitoes but when they overcome these setbacks they’re stronger, heartier and better equipped to carry vector diseases that don’t affect them.
By using synthetic pesticides, we are creating resistant’Super Mosquitoes’ that are increasingly difficult to control and that are getting more effective carriers of diseases that affect humans. Great…
So the first step – stop using synthetic pesticides!
And that doesn’t mean lighting a few citronella candles either. There are quite powerful, green products that use all natural ingredients to give excellent natural pest control for mosquitoes. An integral ingredient is cedar as cedar is deadly to pests benign to humans, animals or the environment.
These aggravating blood-suckers are irritating enough with no fear of disease so make sure that the prevention of a mosquito bite is strong AND safe as there is plenty of danger already!