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What is the West Nile virus, and how do mosquitos spread it?

What is the West Nile virus, and how do mosquitos spread it?

What is the virus?The West Nile virus was first identified in the West Nile region of Uganda in 1937, but has attracted greater attention from Western countries in recent years. West Nile can potentially (though very rarely) cause a fatal neurological disease in humans; but the biggest concern when it comes to West Nile is the fact that 80% of infections in humans show no symptoms, making it incredibly difficult to diagnose. With no vaccine currently available for humans, the best way to reduce risk of contracting West Nile is mosquito control. What is the risk?Unfortunately, prevention is definitely the...

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How do you choose the best repellent for you?

How do you choose the best repellent for you?

There are a number of different solutions in our range - so it can be a little bit tricky to decide the one that works for you. We have some tips below, but first, take a look at all of the products in our range. Spray Mosquito Repellents Spray mosquito repellents are some of the most popular as they are convenient and compact – which makes them perfect for when you are travelling. After a few pumps, the product is on your skin and only needs a good rub to make sure your skin is evenly covered. We have a...

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How to defeat the itch of a bite: some home remedies

How to defeat the itch of a bite: some home remedies

Everyone knows how it feels to have been feasted on by mosquitos and be covered in red, itchy bumps which cause irritation and discomfort. The itching that occurs after a bite by a mosquito - or any other bug - is your body’s unique reaction to the event. Our body’s natural reaction towards an anticoagulant is to create histamines and send them to the affected area. It is the histamines which cause the bite to itch. It’s not the mosquito that has caused both the swelling and the itching, but your immune system. Unfortunately, the vicious cycle is that the...

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What’s the world’s deadliest animal?

What’s the world’s deadliest animal?

What’s the world’s deadliest animal? Many people say sharks, crocodiles, snakes or poisonous spiders. However, the bloodthirsty creature regularly considered to be the deadliest animal on Earth might not be what you’d expect. The true answer is that mosquitoes are the animal capable of taking the most lives, killing more people in one day than sharks do in a century. What the pesky flies lack in size has more than made up for in the number of potentially fatal diseases they’re able to carry and spread rapidly. Mosquitoes have been known to disseminate diseases and viruses including Malaria, Zika, Dengue,...

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