Little Creatures, Big (Health) Problems
When it comes to protecting the integrity of our blood cells and plasma, there’s more to be cautious of than just vampires. There exists various incognito “harmless” critters that go bump in the night, and creep around in the light of day. These little buggers also peer at humans as potential targets for their next yummy-blood-feast-a-thon. Although many of the creepy crawlies may cause entomologists delight, for the rest of us, they provoke cries of dismay.
These pesky annoyances can interrupt our favorite campfire sing-a-longs, or, can cause an all-out scratch-attack infestation during a previously pleasant outside event. But, it doesn’t stop there.
They now can come armed with some even more damaging, miniature evil doers. It’s this pint-sized line up, which resembles the evil villains of Marvel Comics, that we really fear!
Be on the Lookout for the “Puny” Multi-Legged Most Unwanted
First, there’s the mosquito borne viruses and parasites on the right. They have also recently been reported to have taken on a new dangerous sidekick. It appears that there is now evidence that these flying-six-legged kamikazes can harbor Mr. B. Burgdorferi.
Whether they can spread him to us, and not just our hamsters, has not yet been indisputably settled. Still, most of the experts in Chronic Lyme Disease questioned believe these mosquitoes are gaining strength to act as vectors, along with some of their other friends. (Click here to read my latest blog on a summary Chronic Lyme Disease and more about what some of the top experts say!)
Next are potentially the most dangerous, because of their seemingly innocent disguises, the tranquil deer and the little white mouse. However, don’t let their furriness fool you! They are home to the tick that contains the spirochete of terror!
Even more disconcerting is the revolution that some of our trusted domestic companions have been taken hostage to also act as four-legged transport vehicles for the “Flea-RV” of Mr. B. Burgdorferi and his unwelcome dinner guests. Unfortunately, the popularity of Mr. B, and his list of invitees, is increasing.
The Cautionary Solution
In response to these ravenous-multi-legged-terrors, many have become so frightened that they don’t bait an eye, or, think twice about spraying themselves and their family with chemical fumes. The hope is that these mists will create a chemicalized forcefield. The problem is that this shield could be causing unintended, and unwanted, outcomes.
Wellness and environmental experts have expressed their concerns about the dangers of these “solutions” to our current infestations. They are stating that these answers could potentially cause more health problems if we are not careful.
I’ve written ad nausea about the damaging bodily effects of chemicals being inhaled, absorbed, and rubbed-on. I’ve become borderline obsessed with providing everyone with resources, including our beloved oils, as alternatives to these damaging trade-offs. I’ve even pleaded to all the terrified to listen to a hopeful solution.
As one who believes in the precautionary principle, it may be wise to find an effective alternative for those who are weary of the safety of chronic use of chemical insect repellents.