Human’s No. 1 Killer ‘Deadliest Animals’ Lives In Your Backyard–MOSQUITOES!

June 23, 2016

Charles Malki, Biologist & Plant Expert from discusses ways to protect you, your family, your neighbors & community for this plant’s deadliest animal: The Mosquito!

Yes, mosquitos are responsible for over 200,000,000 clinical cases and between 400,000 to 1,000,000 deaths world-wide. The United States has accounted for between 1,000 to 2,000 deaths in recent years; predominately by the Malaria single-cell parasite that is transmitted to humans by the mosquitoes bite.

Another concern is the transmission of Zika virus by moquitos, a desease that has only arrived to the United States within the past 12 months; predominately by travelers.

A third concern is the transmission of West Nile Virus by mosquitoes. Only 20% of people who are infected will develop a fever with other symptoms; and 1% of infected people may develop fatal, neurologic illness. The most severe symptoms occur in young children and the elderly.

In this video, you will learn simple steps toward eliminating these disease caring insect from around your home; which include, (1) add 1-2 tablespoons of bleach to each of your drain pipes to sterilize the stagnant water in those lines, (2) remove any water that does not completely dry out following a rain or watering in your potted plant saucers and buckets, (3) remove any bromeliads from your landscape as these plants contain water days on end and replace them with native plants that will attract more native bees, butterflies, lizards, birds and so much more that will contribute to a healthier and more productive orchard and vegetable garden!

Get some more tips at the Center For Disease Control:

Categories: Insects