Keep Covered And Keep Safe From Ticks And Mosquitoes
Even when it’s warm outside, it’s sensible to keep yourself covered up as much as possible. Not just to protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun, but also from disease spreading pests, like ticks and mosquitoes. It is still quite surprising how many people are still not taking steps to keep themselves protected from these tiny critters. If you’re in doubt, then here’s an article with some tips on just what to do to keep yourself safe.
Just when you thought it was warm enough to venture outdoors again, health officials are warning that the number of Americans infected by mosquito, tick and flea bits has more than tripled in recent years. Tick-borne diseases like Lyme and Rocky Mountain spotted fever have been increasing in the Northeast, Upper Midwest and California, and mosquitoes may be carrying West Nile virus and in some parts of the United States, Zika.
The rise of reported cases of tick and mosquito borne disease in humans has significantly increased, and many think that this has something to do with the weather.
Ticks and mosquitoes are more than just annoying to your cookout or hike in the woods. They can actually cause serious illnesses and in some cases, death. In early May 2018 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a report noting that sickness from ticks, mosquitoes, and fleas have tripled since 2004 with over 640,000 cases reported in the past 12 years or so. In first of its kind reporting, the CDC catalogued illnesses associated with Lyme, dengue, Zika, West Nile, chikungunya, and others.
Health officials have every right to be concerned, and so does everyone else. We all need to do what we can to keep protected from ticks and mosquitoes. Each and every contribution means our defense increases from these pests.
As a responsible homeowner, are you up to date with your tick and mosquito control? If you’ve let it slip, then now is the time to take action. The bug season is already upon us, and it means business!