Not many people appreciate flying and crawling insects invading their properties and ruining their outdoor fun. When these pests include mosquitoes and ticks, it creates even more cause for concern since they transmit diseases to both humans and pets. Local communities go out of their way in some parts of the country to deter mosquito population explosions due to the dangers that these pests pose to humans.

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The Dangers of Mosquitoes and Ticks

Mosquitoes and ticks have something in common: They both feed on blood. Whether they get their meal from a person or an animal, they show no preference and risk spreading diseases to their host. Even though these pests bite through the flesh, the host often feels no pain; however, some people may feel a stinging sensation from a mosquito bite.

Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Mosquitoes spread numerous diseases, some of which only affect certain parts of the world. Though mosquitoes carry malaria, it’s not as widespread in the States as it is in underdeveloped countries. Other types of mosquito-borne diseases include:

  • Chikungunya
  • Dengue
  • Eastern equine encephalitis
  • West Nile virus

Mosquitoes also infect animals with diseases such as heartworm and eastern equine encephalitis, which affects both humans and horses.

Tick-Borne Diseases

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Ticks cling to humans and animals as they traverse in wilderness areas. Their bites usually go unnoticed as they feed and fill up on blood. The full-bellied ticks then dislodge from the skin and fall to the ground. Some types of tick-borne diseases include:

  • Lyme disease
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI)
  • Tularemia

Though mosquito- and tick-borne diseases rarely cause death in the U.S., bites can lead to flu-like symptoms, aches, pains and other problems in infected people.

Arterix: Specializing in stinging and biting insects since 1982

When mosquitoes and ticks give you trouble, contact Arterix for a free quote. We specialize in stinging and biting insects that pose a health risk. We offer same-day and emergency services and can take care of everything within an hour or two.

Mosquitoes and ticks endanger you, your family and your pets, but we can offer peace of mind with our curative and preventative services. We not only treat an infestation but use preventative methods for reducing a threat in the future. This will include but not limited to educating our customers how to avoid mosquito and tick breeding grounds and help us cut their numbers. Contact us for a free quote, and let our experienced, professional team treat your property for disease-carrying pests.