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Why It’s Not Too Late for Professional Mosquito Defense

September 19, 2018

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In: Mosquitoes

This year, the warmer weather will keep mosquitoes buzzing in this region for a much longer period of time than usual. Homeowners are encouraged to take precautions in order to prevent mosquito activity and breeding in their yards and properties.

We all know how annoying mosquito bites can be. They can be painful, itchy, and result in a secondary infection if the skin around the bite is broken due to excessive scratching. But, that’s not the only problem with mosquitoes. These pests can also spread dangerous diseases like the West Nile virus, malaria, and dengue fever.

West Nile virus was discovered in the United States in the late 90s and has since become more and more common and widespread throughout the years. The symptoms associated with West Nile virus include fever, headache, body aches, rash, and enlarged lymph nodes. This mosquito-borne disease can also affect the nervous system, brain, and liver. Malaria is a disease that was eradicated in the 50s but has since returned to the United States, resulting in a number of documented cases since 2007. Dengue fever is much less common in the United States, but there have been few confirmed cases in the southern states.

Mosquitoes are attracted to lawns, yards, and properties that provide them with areas of standing water to lay their eggs in, which means that any areas of standing water on your property including pools, ponds, puddles, overturned toys, and tools, wheelbarrows, and clogged gutters are actually attracting these pests right to your yard.

It’s not too late to take measures to lower the population of mosquitoes in your yard and reduce your risk of contracting mosquito-borne illnesses! Here are some simple tips to get you started. However, for the best results, you’ll want to pair these tips with a professional mosquito reduction service.

  • Eliminate areas of standing water around your property to keep mosquitoes from breeding on your property
  • Remove any piles of debris, overgrown vegetation, and trash from your property and keep your lawn trimmed short
  • Repair any ripped or torn screen in your windows and doors or install new ones to prevent mosquitoes from finding their way indoors
  • Avoid spending time outdoors at dusk and dawn which is when mosquitoes are most active
  • Wear light-colored long sleeves and pants and use an effective insect repellent when spending time outdoors.
  • Do not wear scented lotions, sprays, or perfumes when spending time outside

These tips can certainly help, but will not protect you as much as professional prevention will! DIY methods can be dangerous, time-consuming, costly, and in the end, fall well short of solving the problem. When it comes to reducing mosquito populations, the best thing you can do is contact the professionals at American Pest Solutions! We offer preventative measures that work to drastically reduce mosquito activity and breeding. Whether you’re looking for a one-time treatment for a special outdoor event or seasonal mosquito reduction, you can count on American Pest Solutions for high quality, effective service! Contact us today at American Pest Solutions for more information our residential pest control options. 

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