6 Myths Of Aedes Mosquitoes
aedes mosquitoes is a genus of the existing mosquitoes
and it is initially found in the sub- tropical and tropical
zones of the world. However, due to the united tire trade
around the world the mosquitoes have managed to spread to
all other continents including the new world continents such
as the United States of America and United Kingdom. They
have spread to these locations as they situate themselves on
the tires being traded and also lay their eggs there, by the
time the eggs hatch they have already arrived at the New
World continents and will spread out and continue to
reproduce when living in the New world continents.
aedes mosquitoes are easy to identify through the visual
appearance of black and white markings on their legs and
main bodies. They are mostly active during the day and will
thus attack the human being during the day by biting them in
order to extract blood for consumption. Through this act
aedes mosquitoes are known to transmit very severe diseases
to the human beings such as yellow fever, chikungunya and
dengue fever. Each of these health diseases can be cured if
treated early but there have been several reported deaths
due to lack of early detection. The best ways to avoid these
infections is by first getting vaccinations and then making
sure to not have any stagnant water in the environment lying
around as well as utilize pesticides especially the one
without any odor to kill the mosquitoes that are currently
in the environment.
Six myths of Aedes mosquitoes
1. aedes mosquitoes prefers to be in an environment
surrounded with filthy and dirty water.
This myth is false as many believe that leaving stagnant
clean water is much better that leaving the dirty filthy
water. aedes mosquitoes is reported to actually like
breeding in stagnant clean water than in dirty filthy water
and thus leaving stagnant clean water is really entertaining
their presence much more.
2. aedes mosquitoes can cause the individual to have dengue
fever which are malaria.
There is only one truth in this myth and that is that aedes
mosquitoes can cause dengue fever to an individual. However,
it is not true at all dengue is same with malaria as are very different diseases.
3. During the rainy seasons aedes mosquitoes tend to
manifest themselves mostly then.
This myth is again proved to be wrong. Singapore is one of
the nations that does experience rainy seasons every year
and aedes mosquitoes are seen to generally appear in
their multitudes during this season. However, this does not
mean that in the non – rainy season they are still not
existent in their multitude. This only means that they are
highly noticeable in the rainy season due to the level of
sickness that arises during the cold season.
4. Once bitten by Aedes mosquitoes and result to becoming
sick, that never becoming sick again.
This myth is however false and the Singapore citizens do
believe that once they have been bitten by aedes mosquitoes and become sick
you never becoming sick again.
It is only true that if you acquire a straining health
disease from this bite you never have to suffer a
similar strain again but it is not true that you never
fall sick again.
5. The diseases caused by aedes mosquitoes are contagious.
This is clearly confused in many ways. It is true that if
aedes mosquitoes bites you with any of the infectious
diseases mentioned above you will become sick, it is also
true that if this same mosquito bites an infected person and
then goes and bites a non- infected person it will transmit
this disease to the non- infected person. However, it is
very false that an infected person with any of these
diseases can directly infect another person.
6. Living in high rise buildings will protect you from aedes
It is believed so as aedes mosquitoes are reported to
not fly very high. However, this myth is overridden by the
fact that the mosquitoes can travel to high buildings part
through the elevator and thus they can travel anywhere.