As we dive deep into August in Illinois, summer has been pretty great so far. Pretty great weather, ballgames, grilling out, it's been an enjoyable summer in 2023.

But with all of that said, the deadliest animal on the earth is still calls Illinois home, and it's super important that we know how to protect each other from it. If you don't the results, literally could be deadly. Pfizer

Here's some scary info, details and knowledge about the deadliest animal of earth...as it calls Illinois home:

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls mosquitoes the “world’s deadliest animal.”1 It’s a weighty moniker for an insect that weighs just 2.5 milligrams,2 but it’s well deserved because vector-borne diseases, including those transmitted by mosquitos, cause more than 700,000 deaths worldwide every year.- Pfizer 

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So there's the reality, the MOSQUITOE is the "world's deadliest animal." Truth. The alarming line, is the final one..."more than 700,000 deaths worldwide every year." That's insane.  Still not sold that is the deadliest animal on the planet earth? Watch this...

So what are the steps to prevent these nasty little fellas from getting you? Here are a few ideas: EPA

  • Keep mosquitoes away from exposed skin by wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and socks.
  • Tuck shirts into pants and pants into socks to cover gaps in your clothing where mosquitoes can get to your skin.
  • Stay indoors when possible, especially if there is a mosquito-borne disease warning in effect.
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Spending time outdoors, heavily wooded areas, maybe just a friendly BBQ...Make sure you are taking care of yourself or the world's deadliest animal could be looking for you.

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