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Mosquito control for your home

on Saturday, June 08, 2013 by Terminix


mosquito control

Summer brings hot, lazy days, opportunities for fun in the sun, and, of course, an increased need for mosquito control. One of the greatest joys of home ownership, especially during the summer months, is sharing time together with family and friends in your backyard. However, mosquitoes can make outdoor time a lot less enjoyable and potentially dangerous.

With the emergence of West Nile virus as a health issue, news coverage has emphasized the need for mosquito control, especially for homeowners. The most common mosquito-borne illness in the United States, West Nile, is a cause of major concern, and a great reason to find the best mosquito control available. While only 1 in 150 people who are infected with the virus develop serious medical conditions, the worst cases result in a serious, sometimes fatal, neurologic illness. And, roughly 1 in 5 people infected will develop a fever with headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea or rash, accompanied by fatigue and weakness that can last for weeks or even months.

Effective mosquito control starts with prevention

Mosquito control for your home typically involves two approaches. First, it is important to prevent them from entering your home. Inside the home, mosquito control is most effectively managed through the use of screens over doors and windows with 18x18 mesh per inch, to exclude mosquitoes but still allow ventilation. This approach is not going to prevent mosquitoes from invading your property, so it’s important to take additional steps designed to help with outdoor mosquito control. Eliminate standing water in your yard; birdbaths, kiddie pools, flower pots, tire swings, gutters, pet dishes and other containers that can hold stagnant water are potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes. One of the best mosquito control methods is to empty or discard these reservoirs every 5 days.

Terminix® offers ALLCLEAR® plant-based solutions

While these steps can help reduce the mosquito population in your yard, the real solution for effective mosquito control involves enlisting the help of the experts. Terminix® offers ALLCLEAR® mosquito solutions that are 100% non-toxic, effective and safe for humans and animals.

To learn more about how Terminix ALLCLEAR solutions can help with your mosquito control efforts, visit today or call 1.866.766.7628.

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