It is literally impossible to stay in an area that is completely free of insects. Small or big, these pests have caused numerous diseases to man and animals for millenniums now. They act as deadly vectors and carry innumerable pathogens and microorganisms. A simple insect bite is enough to transmit several pathogens into our circulatory system. Dengue fever, malaria, yellow fever, West Nile Virus, Rocky Mountain Fever, Lyme diseases are just a handful of diseases that have affected man over time.
Scientists have tried effortlessly to manufacture repellents that can keep these annoying creatures away. Numerous repellents have been manufactured and tried on humans but have never really been able to ward off the insects completely. The reasons for this are numerous.
- One type of repellent cannot be effective on all types of insects.
- More often than not, these repellents make use of chemicals that can turn out to be hazardous for humans. Allergic reactions and side effects like respiratory problems, skin allergies and other types of reactions can occur while using these repellants and therefore do not have a universal appeal.
- Insects have a very smart way of escaping. They modify themselves repeatedly and develop a certain amount of resistance to repellents over time. It is therefore very difficult to come up with a new formula to kill insects every time.
Children are particularly susceptible to insect bites. Redness, itching, inflammation and swelling are commonly observed. Some people might react adversely to insect bites and show life threatening symptoms. Maintaining clean and hygienic conditions is one of the most effective ways to prevent insects in and around the area. Treating the insect bite immediately will prevent any type of aggravation.
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