Mosquito Protection for Your Home and Family
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The experts at Mosquito Squad are offering strategies to help Americans enjoy outdoor living, including the following five tips for mosquito control:
Reduce standing water to eliminate mosquito threats, including those in children's sandboxes, wagons or plastic toys; underneath and around downspouts, in plant saucers and dog bowls. Other hot spots include tarps, gutters, and flat roofs.
Remove excess grass, leaves, firewood and clippings from yards.
Turn over larger yard items that could hold water like children's portable sandboxes or plastic toys.
4. REMOVE TARPS
If tarps stretched over firewood piles, boats or sports equipment aren't taut, they're holding water.
Utilize a mosquito elimination barrier treatment around the home and yard. Using a barrier treatment at home reduces the need for using DEET-containing bug spray on the body. Mosquito Squad's eliminates up to 90% of the mosquitoes and ticks on a property.
While generally a nuisance, mosquitoes and ticks can carry dangerous diseases such as West Nile and Lyme disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that nearly 300,000 Americans have been sickened with West Nile Virus since it arrived in the U.S. 11 years ago. ghts.com/Louisville
It is important to protect yourself from mosquitoes. Those pesky little bites can be quite a nuisance and very uncomfortable to deal with. In addition, with the growing influence of diseases they carry, like the West Nile virus, you want to take every precaution to avoid these little insects. *That's why mosquito protection is very important.
The West Nile may not be running rampant, but if you or someone you love gets infected with this virus, it can be quite debilitating. *Mosquito protection is a must today, especially since the mosquito population seems to be on the rise.
If you or a loved one have been infected with the West Nile virus you may experience things such as flu-like symptoms, fever, body aches, fatigue and headaches. West Nile has also been known to lead to encephalitis and meningitis. Children and senior citizens are more susceptible to illnesses from bites, so mosquito protection for these age groups is crucial.
Many people think that mosquitoes are only out in the evening. However, mosquitoes are out all day. They are more active however around dusk and right before dawn. They will also gather in areas that are humid, shady and where there tends to be very little wind.
If you have to go out and want to protect yourself while outside, wear something with long sleeves and preferably long pants. If you wear something loose it makes it more difficult for mosquitoes to bite through it.
In the home, check your screens to make sure none are torn. You want to check for any possible entry ways for mosquitoes to get into the home. Mosquitoes can find a way in areas where there are spaces or gaps that they can fit through. If given a chance to get into the home they will naturally take it.
Don't forget about another important member of the family, your pet. Mosquito bites can cause numerous health issues for your pets. If you have drain gutters around, make sure that they are well maintained. If there is anything in them that causes the water to back up and pool in the drains and gutters, it can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Protecting yourself and your family from mosquitoes is vital. Don’t let your time at home be ruined by this annoying insect. To protect your house and family contact Mosquito Squad today to learn how we can help you. Contact us at 1-877-667-7823.
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