The Ancient Killers

Hundreds of Millions Deaths Caused by Insect Bites throughout the Ages

Scientists have discovered that mosquitoes have inhabited the earth for more than a hundred million years, well before the appearance of human beings. Since the beginning of recorded history, mosquitoes, fleas and other disease-carrying insects have caused hundreds of millions of deaths. In fact, bubonic plague alone – a disease spread by flea bites – killed an estimated 50 million during the 14 th Century, according to the World Health Organization.

Mosquitoes Carrying Malaria and Yellow Fever Have Plagued us for Centuries

References to Malaria date back as early as 2700 BC in China. The Sumerians described the disease in about 1700 B.C. To this day, as many of 40% of the world’s population continues to be exposed to Malaria, primarily in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa and South America. Transmitted by female Anopheles mosquitoes, malaria kills as many as a million deaths worldwide each year. (Source: Mosquito.org)

Yellow fever has been with us since the 17 th Century and causes approximately 30,000 deaths annually, mostly in tropical Africa. According to the Mayo Clinic the Aedes aegypti mosquito spreads the virus that causes the disease. These dangerous pests breed in water, regardless of whether its clean or dirty.

Disease Prevention

Whenever you are in areas where mosquitoes are present (and they are almost everywhere, especially in warm climates) it’s best to take some simple disease prevention steps.

1. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants that will protect your skin, as well as hats or caps.

2. You can purchase specially treated bug-repellant clothing at many online or in-store locations.

Historic Pain Relief

Secondary to the diseases, is the intense pain for constant biting of these insects. Historically, heat was used in whatever form it could be generated, whether subtropical native Indian tribe or colonial family.

Today, the Bitehelper is the most successful and sought after tool used to relieve the itch. The BiteHelper employees patented Thermo Pulse Technology. Once a person is bitten, they can use the Bitehelper by simply applying the light device to the bitten area for a short period of time.

The device uses pulsating heat to eliminate the itch.