It’s the summer vacation and lots of us will be jetting off to exotic places. You’ve packed your swimming gear and sunscreen but have you considered the bugs? According to Malaria No More, the disease causes 216 million illnesses per year and 655,00 deaths. Approximately 1,500 cases of malaria are diagnosed in the United States [...]
Their whine may be irritating, but it is the bite of a mosquito which can prove deadly. Although all mosquitoes will bite humans and cause those horrible itchy wealds, not all mosquitoes carry disease. The Anopheles species of mosquito carries malaria. According to the WHO, in 2008 malaria caused nearly one million deaths, mostly among [...]
If you’ve got the holiday bug and are planning to escape a soggy British Bank Holiday weekend check if your destination is a malaria hotspot before you jet off or sunbathing may be the last thing on your mind. According to the Health Protection Agency between 1990-2009 around 1900 people returned to the UK with [...]
I should be very grateful for living in the UK and not having any problems with mosquitoes. However, I am at heart a sun worshipper and love the heat, and would be happier in a Mediterranean climate, though the big down side to that would be the mosquitoes. Mozzies or mosquitoes, call them what you [...]
There have been three quite uncommon news regarding pests in the first week of December. A pet rat, with a taste for nicotine caused a fire with a cigarette; passengers on the Geetanjali Express from Howrah to Mumbai have to suffer hundreds of cockroaches on the 30 hour train ride and there is a single man for Plague prevention in Mumbai.