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When it comes to protecting yourself and your loved ones from mosquito-borne illness, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

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We all know the old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” You have probably heard it used in many scenarios to solidify the importance of being proactive in preventing a negative occurrence. When it comes to protecting yourself and your family from the threat of mosquito-borne illness this “old” saying certainly rings true…

female mosquitoIn the same way you wouldn’t wait until you became sick to purchase health insurance, or hold off until a fender-bender happened before adding automobile insurance coverage, you certainly don’t want to wait until you or a loved one is diagnosed with West Nile Virus or another mosquito-borne illness before you decide to hire a mosquito control professional. Being proactive now and taking measures to control and prevent mosquitoes is the best way to reduce the chances of coming into contact with a mosquito that could transmit an illness onto you or a loved one within your own backyard.

Asian tiger mosquito As we move into the sweltering summer months with above average rainfall throughout Maryland for the season, warm weather and increased moisture support higher mosquito populations, and along with them comes a higher risk of mosquito-borne pathogens. As late summer is the warmest time for most of the country, the potential of mosquito-borne disease transmission increases with the corresponding increase in their numbers. According to CDC Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, As of July 14, 2015, a total of 30 states have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes for 2015. Overall, 17 cases of West Nile virus disease in people have been reported to CDC. Of these, six (35%) were classified as neuroinvasive disease (such as meningitis or encephalitis) and 11 (65%) were classified as non-neuroinvasive disease. During the period of 2001 through 2014, the CDC reported 283 of West Nile Virus in Maryland. Now is the time to remain vigilant with mosquito control and prevention in order to reduce the risk of coming into contact with a potentially infected mosquito.

kid on swingAt Mosquito Squad of Montgomery County, MD and Mosquito Squad of Howard County, MD, we know you are as worried about mosquito-borne illnesses as much as we are. We have many options to help reduce your chances of getting bitten by mosquitoes carrying a potentially dangerous disease, including our hugely popular barrier treatment that cuts back the mosquito population in your yard by 85-90%. Every 2-3 weeks we return to treat the property again during their breeding season to ensure your property continues to have a reduced invasion of these pests. The best part is that you don’t even need to be home when we treat your yard. You can go about your daily family activities and we will have on-going scheduled visits set up where we can take care of things without any worry on your part.

We additionally offer programs for a one-time special event mosquito control treatment such as outdoor weddings, birthdays or even your annual pool party to make sure your guests feel comfortable and aren’t nagged by mosquitoes. We also have ways to keep ticks at bay and even an automatic misting system that recurrently emits a low dose of treatment several times per day. Let’s chat and figure out which plan works best for you!

loving my mosquito free lifeContact Mosquito Squad of Montgomery County and Mosquito Squad of Howard County MD today to get your home on our list of regularly scheduled visits for your personally tailored mosquito control and prevention program today! Contact us at (301) 888-5713!