Most of the time, people who get a mosquito bite do not worry about possible outcomes of the bite. They know that the spot will itch for a few days, and they forget about what the mosquito did. However, mosquitos have been affecting and even killing people for hundreds of years. Without effective pest management and mosquito control near Howard County, it is possible that many people may end up with something more dangerous than an itchy bite.
Mosquitos carry blood-borne diseases all across the world. Most commonly, malaria, dengue fever, and West Nile virus have been the most dangerous diseases over the past several years. Thousands of people in the United States have become infected with these diseases. Malaria and dengue fever are common culprits of disease in Africa, where they do not have effective mosquito control and pest management. Recently, the Zika virus has become a more dangerous disease passed on through mosquitos. It is present in South and Central America, though anyone traveling to these areas are cautioned against traveling.