Brisbane Pest control is about more than just termites and pests that can damage your home. One of the most common pests encountered is the “unremarkable” mosquito. When we think of them we can almost hear that annoying buzzing in our ear, some of us will probably smile thinking of how ridiculous we can look while swatting at these tiny insects. Chances are most of us don’t think of the mosquito as a threat – but in all honesty these pests are one of the deadliest killers humans will encounter. They carry fatal diseases such as Malaria and Dengue Fever – these diseases kill around 660,000 – 1,000,000 people EVERY YEAR!
Another common disease passed on by mosquitoes is the Ross River Virus (RRV). Although everyone recovers from this disease, some people have intermittent symptoms for a year, sometimes longer!
Both the RRV and Dengue Fever are common diseases passed to Australians, with RRV being the most commonly reported mosquito transmitted disease across Australia. Dengue Fever however is restricted to QLD and can have devastating effects. Following a large outbreak in Townsville in 1955, Australia was thought to be free of local Dengue. However, in 1981 it resurfaced in another major outbreak with an estimated 3,000 infections occurring in Northern QLD! Symptoms are aggressive and if left untreated can be fatal.
Not only are these diseases a direct threat to your health and well-being, the repercussions of being infected with one of these diseases go well beyond “feeling sick”. Time off work, looking after loved ones, doctor’s visits – it can become a costly and time consuming affair.
Controlling these pests is possible and extremely important, for obvious reasons! If you’re living in a mosquito prone area you need to speak with a highly trained Pest Controller today about protecting your family’s health before it’s too late! We can and will advise you on steps you can take to eliminate their breeding grounds on your property, ensuring these pests are kept at bay.