Blog - Mosquito Shield of NW Metro MN

Mosquitoes – Annoying AND Dangerous

When we think of mosquitoes, we often think of the incessant buzzing in our ears, the hundreds of times we slap our arms and legs in warm weather and the red, raised, itchy bites they cause. But mosquitoes are more than just an annoyance, they can spread dangerous diseases. Mosquitoes are capable of carrying and transmitting malaria, even in the United States. And if a mosquito is infected with a virus, it can transmit encephalitis, meningitis, West Nile and more to humans. Mosquitoes have brief life spans, but they reproduce quickly. And all female mosquitoes feed on blood, both human… Read more »