What’s the deadliest animal in the world? A lion? A shark? A crocodile? no. It’s actually mosquitoes! They are known to be the deadliest because of the diseases they spread. There are over 3000 species of mosquitoes in the world. It causes over 1 million deaths around the world every year!
In India alone, over 40 million contract mosquito-borne diseases annually
Some of the diseases caused by mosquitoes
Mosquitoes infected with Plasmodium causes malaria when they bite humans. It is a life threatening disease, but it is very much preventable and curable. According WHO, fatalities are high in children under the age of 5. The initial symptoms once infected are fever, chills and headache. When left untreated, it can lead to multiple organ failure in adults leading to death. In children it could cause respiratory distress, cerebral infections leading to death.
People with dengue often have initial symptoms like flu. When left untreated it may lead to several complications leading to death. The symptoms for dengue include, sudden high fever, headache, lymph glands swelling, joint and muscle pain, skin rash, nausea, vomiting and bleeding from nose or gums.
Another major disease, caused by mosquitoes is Chikungunya. It affect the joints and the pain may stays for months in some. This also begins like a common flu with fever, headache and joint pain. A physician can diagnose it with blood test. The infection stays for couple of weeks but the after effects lasts long enough causing much discomfort!
Zika virus is also caused by a mosquito bite from a species called Aedes. There is no vaccine for Zika virus yet and it can prove fatal. It is also found that it can a pregnant mother can transfer it to her foetus. Symptoms include fever, rash, headache, joint pain, conjunctivitis (red eyes) and muscle pain
With these diseases and more, mosquito bites can be life-threatening and there is no reason more to protect ourselves and our loved ones against them
Smartsan – the efficient mosquito repellent
Smartsan offers mosquito repellents that are efficient in keeping mosquitos at bay. The unique formulation with Neem & Citronella essential oil that gives your hands 99.9%* protection from Mosquitos for up to 4 hours. The fragrance of neem and citronella act as an aversion to these mosquitoes and hence protecting you from the bites. The formulation is absolutely safe for children and hence can applied on the exposed area to keep them protected while at play.
The mosquito repellent by Smartsan Mosquito not only protects you from mosquitoes but will also leave your skin soft and clean. Smartsan provides mosquito repellent in three forms – sachet, wipes and spray. Sachets are easy to carry and easy to tear to provide you with a quick long-lasting protection. The wipes are 50×150 mm non-woven fabric conveniently folded and machine sprayed for even wetness and handy design. The sprays on the other hand are easily applicable and easy to use.
Smartsan Mosquito Repellent offers DEET-Free formulation and instant protection with natural ingredients. It is easy-to-tear and leak-free and is soft on hands. The fast absorbing and the lost lasting formula makes it the best choice to protect you from mosquitoes both indoors and outdoors.
Other tips to ward off mosquitoes
There are few tips to follow in your homes to prevent mosquitoes. They are
Avoid standing water
Empty all sorts of standing water in objects around your house. The standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes leading to a mosquito infestation in your house.
Clean the gutters
Don’t the let water in the gutters stand undisturbed. Clean out the gutters regularly to prevent mosquitoes breeding.
Change water at sources every week
If you have a bird bath, pet bowls around you homes then it is best to change water frequently. By doing so you prevent the eggs hatching if there are any leading to a mosquitoes menace later on. With these and the Smartsan mosquito repellent be assured of a safe indoor and outdoor living for you and your family from mosquitoes!