Eliminate Mosquitoes, Prevent Disease What would you say is the most dangerous animal in the world? A shark? A poisonous snake? Maybe even a person? The truth is, the world’s deadliest animal is a lot smaller than that.

When you consider the number of people killed each year by an animal, the deadliest animal in the world is, in fact, a mosquito. According to research collected by the Gates Foundation, mosquitoes kill more than 725,000 people each year.

It’s actually not the “tiny fly,” as its name translates to from ancient Spanish, that causes death and sickness, but the diseases that mosquitoes carry. Malaria is the most common mosquito-spread deadly disease, but mosquitoes are harming people in places such as North America as well, where malaria doesn’t occur.

This year, even more attention is being paid to mosquitoes because a new mosquito-spread virus is starting to show up in the U.S.: the Zika virus. According to the CDC, Zika is a virus spread by the Aedes species of mosquito. While Zika causes mild symptoms that are rarely fatal, it can cause severe complications in women who are pregnant. So far, Zika is not active in the United States, though people who have traveled to countries with the disease are bringing it back, so U.S. cases are expected to increase.

The best way to prevent mosquito-spread diseases such as Zika is to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. This means following a few best practices:

  • Always wear bug spray when spending time outdoors (see Consumer Reports’ rankings and tips for the best sprays to repel mosquitoes).

  • When spending time in areas with lots of mosquitoes, wear long sleeves, long pants, and hats.

  • Deter mosquitoes from your yard and porch with repellent plants.

  • Hire a licensed exterminator to treat your house and yard against mosquitoes.



At Thompson Brothers Exterminating and Waterproofing, we offer mosquito treatments for yards and outdoor spaces. Our spray treatment works to deter mosquitoes, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors more without worrying about bugs or the diseases that they carry. Contact us today for a happier, healthier, and more enjoyable yard this summer.

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Sharon P, Waterproofing & Repair

We had extensive water intrusion that our inspector did not see. Thompson Brothers had to engage in grading, extensive digging, reinstallation of French drains, and install a new drainage field. The work was excellent. All personnel is polite, on time, and very professional. Highly recommend.

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