You may want to douse yourself in bug repellent after reading this. Mosquitos are responsible for more than 830,000 deaths per year. And, unfortunately, that makes sense. Mosquitos not only leave an itchy bite, but they are also carriers of illnesses and diseases, including Zika, malaria, dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis, West Nile and yellow fever — all of which are fatal.
But let’s lighten this up a little bit! The best thing you can do to avoid a mosquito bite? Wear the smelly mosquito repellent (DEET is the strongest) and decorate your home with citronella candles for a romantic, protective touch.