Most people go about their daily lives without putting much active thought in to the preventing of mosquito breeding. In fact, the fearful thing is that many people do not know how dangerous mosquitoes can really be and too many people, they are simply a nuisance or a menace but what they do not realize is that these tiny flying insects can kill them. We fear lions, tigers and sharks when in reality, we are unlikely to ever come across either of these animals and the death tolls caused by sharks and lions is negligible compared to the number of people killed every year by mosquito borne diseases.
Up to five hundred million instances of mosquito borne diseases occur every single year and there are about two to three million deaths that occur every year as a result of mosquito borne disease. Although many of these cases are in Africa and in Asia, none of us are truly immune to the diseases which is why we need to actively make sure that there are no areas in our homes and our communities that allow mosquitoes to breed.
Things that you can do in daily life
Everyone one of us plays a role in the spread of or preventing of the spread of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water and therefore, we need to make sure that we do not have any areas in our homes with stagnant water and that we invest money in gutter leaf protection because most of the time, mosquitoes breed in our gutters without us even knowing about it. We might put a lot of effort in to preventing them from breeding in our homes but because our gutters are out of site, we tend to forget about them.
You might look at gutter guard prices and decide that you do not want to spend the extra money on it but you have to realize that the alternative might be you losing someone in your family to a mosquito borne disease which makes any amount of money worth the investment.If you do not want to spend that money, you might be able to do a do it yourself cover out of plastic net for your gutters which will cost a fraction of the price of a professional one but would still serve the same purpose. The difference is of course that you will have to invest a lot of time and effort in doing it yourself as opposed to having it all done for you.