Just the sound of it spreads panic. Reading scary headlines about brain damaged babies therefore causes people to abandon travel plans. People are delaying getting pregnant and avoiding the outdoors completely. Panic!
Are these rational fears? Are mosquitoes dangerous? Below are some Facts about Zika Virus and Mosquitoes.
Fact #1 – Mosquitoes are responsible for the deaths of more people than all wars combined. Hence, mosquitoes are the deadliest creature on Earth. They are carriers of horrific diseases. Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, West Nile, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, as well as Zika are caused by mosquitoes. Of these diseases, Malaria causes deaths every 60 seconds. Yellow Fever and West Nile can be fatal but it is rare. Eastern Equine Encephalitis is considered the most deadly mosquito-borne virus in the United States.
Fact #2 – There are a variety of mosquitoes. For example, the Aedes mosquito carries Zika as well as Chikungunya, West Nile and Dengue. The Anopheles mosquito carries Malaria. But the Anopheles mosquitoes only carries Malaria in tropical climates (so far).
Fact #3 – Prevention of mosquito bites is the best course of action. Preventing mosquitoes from breeding should be the Number 1 priority for all who don’t want mosquito bites. Therefore, eliminate all mosquito breeding opportunities and protect yourself.
Fact #4 – Mosquitoes MUST have standing water to breed. It doesn’t need to be much. Just a tablespoon will do. But standing water is the only way they multiply. First step to avoid any mosquito borne disease is to not have standing water anywhere on your property.
Fact #5 – Use a safe repellent when you are going to be around mosquitoes. Choose Greenbug for People/Pets. If you are fearful of mosquitoes due to Zika Virus and other diseases, you should also be fearful of dangerous chemical repellents. Use a safe, natural repellent instead. DO NOT USE DEET! DEET is a neuro-toxin that has more than a 50% absorption rate on human skin. It is a known causal agent in Gulf War Syndrome. The potential health issues of using DEET and other dangerous chemical repellents are far greater than the health risks of Zika Virus and other diseases.
Greenbug for People/Pets is a pest control product made with an active ingredient of cedar. Greenbug is NOT a dangerous neuro-toxin. Instead, Greenbug uses Nature’s ingredient of cedar to control mosquitoes.
Does the Zika Virus scare you? Use Greenbug for People/Pets as your personal repellent to control mosquitoes.