The value of home mosquito control
on Wednesday, June 04, 2014 by Terminix
Spring is in full bloom and summer is around the corner; that means it’s time to think about mosquito control. A nuisance to everyone in the family, mosquitoes are most prevalent during the summer months and start to be a problem as early as April. In addition to itchy bites and welts, mosquitoes can actually be quite dangerous due to their potential to spread illnesses like West Nile and Dengue Fever. When you’re trying to keep your backyard, home and family safe and comfortable, mosquito control can easily become a constant battle.
It’s important to control the mosquito population in your yard for many reasons. First, of course, are those troublesome mosquito bites, which have the propensity to not only be uncomfortable, but also spread illness. For young children, mosquito bites can be more than a discomfort; children don’t understand the risks of scratching and can cause bites to become infected. For pets, mosquito control can be even more crucial because mosquito bites can transmit heartworms to dogs and cats, often times leading to additional life-threatening conditions. Unfortunately, there is no way to completely eradicate mosquitoes. Because they are flying pests, it is impossible to keep them from invading your space.
Although it is extremely difficult to completely eradicate mosquitoes, there are ways to significantly reduce their presence. Eliminating standing water in and around your home where mosquitoes can breed makes your home less attractive to the pest. Mosquito eggs cannot hatch and the pest cannot survive without water. Don’t leave anything in the yard that can inadvertently collect water, and change the water in pet bowls, kiddie pools and bird baths frequently. If there’s standing water in your yard that can’t be moved, like a pond, remove excess vegetation from the area, and consider stocking it with mosquito-eating fish like minnows or green sunfish.
The value in home services
Controlling the mosquito population on your own is likely unattainable, and it can also potentially be problematic. Do It Yourself products are often ineffective and can be dangerous for both pets and people. Using mosquito repellent sprays and lotions is a practical way to keep the pests from biting, but can irritate the skin and may contain hazardous chemicals. Plus, these products don’t keep mosquitoes from returning to your home and yard. The most effective way to manage mosquitoes in your yard is to enlist the help of professionals, trained to properly and safely control mosquitoes with the most effective solutions. Pest control experts can show you how to reduce your mosquito risk, and they know how to use mosquito control products safely and effectively. Pest control products have made great advances in recent years, and there are now products available, like the new mosquito service from Terminix ®, which uses a unique formula that has been proven to reduce mosquito populations in treated areas by more than 90% in two to three weeks*.
Living mosquito free
Think about how much nicer the summer will be without the plague of mosquitoes. Hot, lazy days and long, languid nights in your outdoor space can be spent with your loved ones, doing the things you enjoy. Terminix can make it possible with mosquito control solutions that can reduce the population of these pests by as much as 90%. With 65 years of experience in pest control, they have the knowledge and expertise to make life better for their customers. For more information, visit Terminix.com or call 1.866.766.7628 to talk to the experts today!
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