Nixalite of America Inc. Helps Fight Spread of Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Nixalite of America Inc., the leading manufacturer of bird and pest control products for 66 years, offers information and tips on avoiding mosquitoes and the diseases they transmit.

​​​​​​​​It is peak mosquito season for most of the United States. This means more mosquito bites and a better chance that mosquito-borne diseases will be spread. To make sure you are prepared for and safe from these pests, Nixalite of America Inc. offers the following information and tips.

MOSQUITO-BORNE DISEASES
​Mosquitoes are the deadliest animals on Earth, causing the deaths of 1 million people each year. The following are just a few mosquito-borne diseases that these pests can transmit. 

  • Zika Virus - The Zika virus is in the same "family" as yellow fever, West Nile, and dengue. Currently there is no vaccine or medicine to treat the infection. ​In most cases, symptoms are mild and can include fever, headache, and rash. It's estimated that 80% of those infected never know they have the disease. ​​It is especially risky for pregnant women to contract Zika as it may cause major birth defects.
     
  • ​Malaria​ - Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite, transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. Malaria produces recurrent attacks of chills and fever. Malaria kills an estimated 660,000 people each year.
     
  • Dengue Fever - Occurring mainly in tropical and subtropical areas of the world, mild dengue fever causes high fever, rash, and muscle/joint pain. A severe form of the fever, also called dengue hemorrhagic fever, can cause severe bleeding, a sudden drop in blood pressure and death.
     
  • West Nile Virus - Mild signs and symptoms of a West Nile virus infection generally go away on their own. Severe signs and symptoms such as a severe headache, fever, disorientation or sudden weakness, require immediate attention.​

HOW AM I ATTRACTING MOSQUITOES?
​There are many reasons as to why mosquitoes are attracted to some people more than others. These are some to be cognizant of:

  • ​Are you pregnant? Pregnant women in the later stages of pregnancy exhale 21% more carbon dioxide (the gas mosquitoes are attracted to) than women who are not pregnant.
  • ​Are you sweating? ​When sweating outdoors whether from yard work or other physical activity, lactic acid found in your sweat attracts mosquitoes. 
  • ​Do you have type O blood? Just like how we have a favorite flavor of something, mosquitoes have a favorite blood type. Those with type O blood have shown to be more attractive to mosquitoes.
  • ​Are you enjoying an adult beverage outside? Studies have shown that individuals who have been drinking alcohol are more attractive to mosquitoes. 
​Mosquitoes are the deadliest animals on Earth, causing the deaths of 1 million people each year

​HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF FROM MOSQUITOES AND MOSTUITO-BORNE ILLNESSES?
Nixalite of America Inc. realizes the dangers of mosquitoes and the illnesses they can transmit. Nixalite offers a wide range of products that will help keep you and your family safe from these pests.

  • Fogging Equipment & Solutions​​​
    ​Foggers are ideal for mosquito and flying insect control. Foggers disperse liquid solutions over large open areas to repel or kill mosquitoes that may be carrying diseases.​​​
  • ​Mosquito Repellents​
    Nixalite of America Inc. offers natural, non-toxic, and biodegradable repellents that will effectively repel mosquitoes that could potentially be carrying the diseases.

About Nixalite of America Inc.
​Nixalite is the leading manufacturer of effective and humane pest bird and wildlife control products. Established in 1950, Nixalite is a third generation family owned firm with over 150 years of combined experience. 

For more information visit https://www.nixalite.com/Products/Mosquito-Control or 
http://www.cdc.gov/features/stopmosquitoes/

Source: Nixalite of America Inc.

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