Spring is a welcome reprieve from the cold, bitter months of winter, and it brings about a renewed appreciation of the outdoors for many people. From outdoor barbecues, to blossoming flowers and gardens, the spring offers an array of activities and scenery that can be enjoyed along with the great weather. Despite the pleasure of being outdoors during the mild spring months, mosquitoes are out and about at peak levels. While most mosquito bites are nothing more than a harmless annoyance, the rise of West Nile Virus in recent years has made avoiding mosquitoes more important than ever.
Selecting Outdoor Misting Systems
One of the most effective and efficient ways to control the presence of mosquitoes is through the use of an outdoor misting system. A number of manufacturers offer systems that are designed specifically for use in residential areas. Prior to using a misting system, it’s important to carefully and thoroughly read and understand instructions. These systems spray chemicals that can be harmful if not properly handled. To avoid the dangers associated with using an outdoor misting system, it may be advisable to work with a professional service that provides all-natural solutions.
Typically, an outdoor misting system is mounted strategically around the perimeter of a home, and the system releases a fine mist through these nozzles. Misting systems are available will all natural spray options.
Using Mosquito Repellent Products
During the warm months of spring and summer, you may find yourself tempted to spend every possible moment outdoors, enjoying your favorite activities, but it’s important to use mosquito repellant products. Even if you only plan on being outdoors for a few minutes, the best course of action to avoid the risks associated with mosquito bites is to apply an effective mosquito repellant. When selecting a repellant, it’s often beneficial to look for products that have active ingredients registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and that are safe for the health of the user.
In 2012 the United States saw the most active year to-date for West Nile virus, but by utilizing safe mosquito repellant techniques, you can protect yourself and your family while still participating in your favorite outdoor activities. A company offering professional mosquito control services can help you create a plan for your home and family that will effectively prevent mosquitos from wreaking havoc on your spring plans.