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Mosquitoes have puncturing-sucking mouthparts that most of us are all too familiar with. They land on our skin and then proceed to suck blood for nourishment. This action is not only annoying but can often be painful. They result in an itchy red welt that can take anywhere from days to weeks to disappear. Some people may even have more adverse allergic reactions resulting in welts. Mosquitoes have also always been carriers of disease. These diseases can include yellow fever, lymphatic filariasis, malaria, and the West Nile virus. All of these diseases are dangerous and can lead to death if left untreated. Some like malaria have no known cure, thus leaving the person to treat the illness the rest of his or her life. Although catching diseases like malaria is much less common than long ago, it is still a possibility which makes keeping mosquitoes away from your family a good idea. Mosquitoes tend to make their home around standing water where their young can hatch. This is why clearing out gutters or old plant pots is important. Locations that have nearby lakes, ponds, or other similar breeding spots can also lead to infestation. If you have a problem with mosquitoes, don't hesitate to call EcoFirst Pest Control. EcoFirst aims to keep you and your family safe from all pests, and can provide you with suggestions and solutions to ensure your mosquitoes are kept in check. EcoFirst has partnered with the Nothing But Nets campaign to help stop the spread of the deadly disease Malaria, transmitted by the mosquito bite. Nothing But Nets is a non-profit group dedicated to saving lives in Africa and third world countries. As a proud sponsor, EcoFirst dedicates a portion of company profits annually to Nothing But Nets to provide insecticide-treated bed nets to countries with the greatest need. When someone signs up for EcoFirst's Four Seasons Protection Plan service, we will donate a portion of all company profits to Nothing But Nets. You can also donate funds directly to Nothing But Nets to send a net and save a life. Every net helps prevent malaria by creating a protective barrier against mosquitoes at night, which is when the vast majority of transmissions occur. Together with EcoFirst and Nothing But Nets, we can help save the lives of millions from this deadly killer.