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The World’s Deadliest Animal

The world’s deadliest animal is not the shark, the tiger, or even human beings. The tiny pest flying around your home annoying you with its constant buzzing claims the title of world’s deadliest animal. What is this deadly creature you ask? Ladies & gentlemen, meet the mosquito.

What makes mosquitoes so deadly? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), every year, there are more than 725,000 people around the world who are killed by mosquito-borne diseases. As mosquitoes are able to transport disease they are one of the deadliest species in the animal kingdom.

The World's Deadliest Animal

Dengue fever is one of the most common mosquito-borne diseases, which is spread by the Aedes mosquito.

According to statistics, there were 33,936 dengue cases and 48 deaths in Malaysia from January to March 2020. Patients presented symptoms such as:

  • High fever
  • Severe headaches
  • Severe pain behind the eyes
  • Mild bleeding in their gums & nose,
  • Easy bruising of their skin

Aedes mosquitoes are active at dawn & dusk and are usually found in areas that have mature vegetation that supplies them with a food source. Female Aedes mosquitoes need blood meals to produce eggs, which they get from humans and other animals.

Managing Aedes Mosquitoes

Source reduction & environmental management is the best approach in providing a long-term solution to the problem of mosquitoes and dengue fever.

Getting rid of unwanted containers is a highly-effective source reduction method that prevents the mosquitoes from breeding. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water and their eggs won’t survive in moving water; which is why it is important that any item that can trap water be disposed of properly.

The control of adult mosquitoes can be achieved through the use of chemical insecticidal adulticide in the form of space spray formulations which is conducted via thermal fogging or ultra-low volume sprays. Such exercises need to be routinely carried out in in order to prevent and control of any outbreaks of dengue fever. Chemical larvicides such as insect growth regulators (IGR) can also be used to stop mosquito larvae from turning into adults.

To mitigate the spread of dengue fever in situations such as the Movement Control Order (MCO), spend time to find the mosquito breeding grounds in and around your home. In this way, you can help protect your home and keep your loved ones safe from the threat of dengue fever.

Let Us Help You

If you’ve got a problem with mosquitoes, contact us today and keep your loved ones safe by pre-emptively treating your home & its surroundings to eliminate the threat of Aedes mosquitoes.

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