In Poland were registered many requests of local people in hospitals due to the increasing serious consequences after insect bites. Due to the wet summer the invasion of pesky mosquitoes, similar to the last year, repeats in Poland.
Insects numerically dominate in the modern fauna and make up about ¾ of the total number of animals. Mosquitoes are widely spread throughout the world, from the Arctic zone to the tropics, accounting up to 3 200 species. About 47 species of mosquitoes are observed in Poland.
According to a study of TNS OBOP, the Poles consider mosquitoes as the main circumstance that may spoil the holiday. According to the Polish tourists, mosquitoes are more annoying during holidays than a bad hotel, bad company or disgusting food.
Recently in Poland were recorded a lot of people requests for treatment in hospitals and clinics due to the insect bites. The bulk of the victims are children.
Mosquito bites are not dangerous to humans, but can cause severe allergic reactions, as well as carry dangerous infectious diseases. Polish doctors strongly recommend to use repellents and natural aromatic insect deterrent, such as camphor, anise, bergamot, clove, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, lemon, mint or thyme.