Residents of Mamaroneck and its surroundings know the agony of mosquitos. The distaste for these little tyrants isn’t unique to New York – mosquitos are the deadliest creature on earth, with mosquito-borne illnesses killing nearly one million people per year. Depending on the part of the world where mosquitoes are found, different mosquito-borne viruses can cause havoc, affecting infant mortality in pregnant women, and the lifespan of everyone from children to healthy adults. Mosquito-borne illness doesn’t discriminate.
In North America, and New York specifically, mosquito spraying is as much a safety measure as a comfort one. It is imperative that your family and loved ones are protected from the various illnesses mosquitoes can transmit. There are human and nature-friendly methods of mosquito spraying that will combat the annoyance of mosquitoes but will also protect you from a serious illness.
Not all mosquitoes spread viruses, but the ones that do are good at it. There are a few heavy-hitting American mosquito species that carry and transmit the greatest share of disease. They include
These mosquitoes share the inauspicious title of transmitting the greatest numbers of cases of dengue, chikungunya, Zika, and West Nile viruses in the United States and American Samoa.
Dengue fever (also known by the terrifying moniker ‘breakbone fever’) is a mosquito-borne illness found in the United States and it