Small Bite, Big Threat

 

The World Health Organization has named April 7, 2014 as World Health Day. This years message is about the risk of vector-borne diseases. A vector-borne disease is an infection that is transmitted to humans and animals though blood feeding arthropods. These include mosquitoes, ticks and fleas.

It is possible for a person to contract West Nile Virus or Lyme Disease from a mosquito or tick bite why not check here. You can take precaution by wearing an insect repellent with at least 20% DEET and covering up exposed skin. Also, eliminating overgrown vegetation around your home and stagnant water can reduce mosquito and tick populations.

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Watch this short YouTube video about a small bite, big threat and be sure to protect yourself and your family!

You can check out more info at pestworld.org.