So, why do we have a World Mosquito Day to be observed annually on 20 August? This day is to commemorate the British doctor Sir Ronald Ross‘s discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans. His work resonates today as we have all become so aware of the ways in which diseases are spread.
We’re not sure this is a day of celebration, but it is a day that raises awareness of the mosquito and the necessity in many countries, where it is more than just a backyard annoyance, to take its prevention seriously. Click here for Canadian information about the mosquito and tips to reduce the pest in your yard!
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