This summer we have heard a lot about the shark attacks along our coastlines. We have been warned to stay out of the water at sunrise and at dusk when most attacks take place, stay in a group, avoid shiny objects and areas with a lot of bait fish. There is an average of 60 shark attacks worldwide each year with about 40 deaths occurring from these attacks.
But what about the other attacks that take place during the same time frame, our beautiful sunrises and sunsets? These attacks are far more deadly than shark attacks… the warm weather MOSQUITO attacks. The mosquitoes don’t kill you with one large bite causing massive blood loss; no they kill you slowly with a massive amount of small bites drawing blood from you. These bites either cause disease or drive you crazy!
Mosquitoes kill thousands of people annually with Dengue Fever, West Nile Virus, Malaria, Encephalitis and Yellow Fever. Is anybody on the news talking about them? Come on give us some tips on avoiding those attacks, you know something besides the obvious, repellent and/or to stay indoors.
Here’s to hoping I still have skin on my body next week! Just call me.... Marsha the Mosquito Magnet!
Is that a buzzing noise I hear???