Mosquitoes can ruin pleasure like no other creature on Earth. But there’s more to these nasty little pests than irritation and that is the growing possibility that one will transmit a disease. Not just some minor annoyance of a illness either. There are severe, perhaps deadly consequences from the perceived innocent bite of a mosquito. West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) are two of the most frequent and they’re becoming more widespread and more dangerous every year.
Why is that?
The main reason these cases are on the increase is a function of mosquitoes’ ability to become resistant to pesticides. Every time a pest population is exposed to a synthetic, toxic pesticide, a specific number survive because of some super-genetic resistance. Then they pass that resistance on to their offspring and after several generations, the entire population is now immune to the effects of that pesticide. This scientific phenomenon is called Pesticide Resistance. Due to Pesticide Resistance, every year fewer synthetic pesticide products are effective for control.
But how can Pesticide Resistance increase the cases of West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis? Straightforward – survival of the fittest! These super mosquitoes are resistant to poisons and in the same line of reasoning are able to 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 more powerful, heartier and better equipped to take vector diseases that don’t affect them.
By using artificial pesticides, we are producing resistant’Super Mosquitoes’ which are increasingly difficult to control which are becoming more effective carriers of diseases that affect people. Great…
So the first step – cease using synthetic pesticides!
There are safe and effective green pest control products that will wipe out mosquitoes. And that doesn’t mean lighting a couple of citronella candles either. There are very powerful, green products that use all organic ingredients to give excellent natural pest control for mosquitoes. An integral ingredient is cedar as cedar is deadly to insects benign to humans, animals or the environment.
These aggravating blood-suckers are bothersome enough without the fear of disease so be certain that the prevention of a mosquito bite is powerful AND safe since there is plenty of danger already!