Summer is fully underway, and there’s plenty to look forward to. Barbecues, fun in the sun on beaches, trips to the zoo, or going on hikes. Plenty of things to do outdoors! Unfortunately, this also means you’ll be exposed to mosquitoes. Warmer temperatures and increased storms during the season going into the fall mean that these bothersome insects will have plenty of places to multiply. A seasonal increase of mosquitoes means an increase in mosquito-borne diseases, so make sure to keep mosquito control in mind when venturing outdoors!
Mosquito-Borne Diseases on the Rise This Year
Did you know that 2022 is estimated to be one of the top 10 hottest years on record? That paired with the fact that several states are anticipated to have more than average rainfall this year, and you have a recipe for mosquito explosions. With outbreaks of mosquito infestations, mosquito diseases like West Nile Virus, Encephalitis, and other mosquito-borne diseases will be on the rise. Many mosquito-borne diseases can be spread quickly by the infected mosquito biting a person, who becomes infected and often asymptomatic before being bitten by other mosquitoes. When other mosquitoes bite an infected person, they can pass the disease on to others and continue the cycle.
Take Charge of Mosquito Control in Greenville!
Some mosquitoes only require a thimble full of water to breed, so you’ll need to be mindful of things around your property to help reduce places for mosquitoes to spawn.
The Mosquito Squad recommends that everyone follows the 7 T’s of Mosquito Control when evaluating your home. These easy-to-follow steps can help clue you in on unforeseen places where mosquitoes may lurk and provide tips on decreasing their number.
The 7 T’s of Mosquito Control are:
- Tip-over anything that might catch water, like children’s toys.
- Toss out yard waste.
- Turn over large yard items, like unused sandboxes and birdbaths.
- Remove Tarps that aren’t taut and could be holding water.
- Take Care of home maintenance, like cleaning out gutters.
- Team Up with neighbors to better protect your properties.
- Treat your home and yard.
Contact Mosquito Squad of Greenville today to see how we can help protect your family from mosquitoes and exposure to mosquito-borne diseases. Our Traditional Mosquito Control Barrier protection will help decrease mosquitoes on your property by up to 90% for approximately 21 days. We will be happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote that will be customized to the needs of your property and your family.
The time of year that mosquito control is most crucial is from the middle of summer through fall. Be sure to follow the 7 T’s of mosquito control to prevent extra breeding grounds for those little biters. With our traditional or natural mosquito treatment, Mosquito Squad of Greenville can help prevent mosquito-borne diseases. Contact us online or call us today at (864) 362-2013 to request a free quote for Greenville mosquito control services.