PREVENTION . DISEASE
The most effective way to prevent infection from mosquitos is to prevent bites. Mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and pants, treat clothing and gear, and take steps to control mosquitoes indoors and outdoors
Mosquitoes cause more human suffering than any other organism-- over one million people worldwide die from mosquito-borne diseases every year. Not only can mosquitoes carry diseases that affect humans, they also transmit several diseases and parasites that dogs and farm animals are very susceptible to. These include heart worms, West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). In addition, mosquito bites can cause severe skin irritation through an allergic reaction to the mosquitoes saliva that is what causes the red bump and itching. Mosquito vectored diseases include protozoan disease, i.e. malaria, filarial diseases such as dog heart worm, and viruses such as dengue, encephalitis and yellow fever.