Keeping You Up To Date On Mosquito News

Keeping You Up To Date On Mosquito News

Most of the country is experiencing a media overload on reports regarding the West Nile virus. Certain areas of the United States are indeed getting hit hard with reports of infections from WNV. The Southern states and especially Texas, are seeing record numbers of the illness. Residents are constantly asking us if they need to worry, and the answer we give them is to adopt mosquito-smart practices and take precautions to ensure they try to keep their yards as mosquito-free as possible.

You have to remember that not all mosquitoes carry the West Nile Virus and some of the positive West Nile reports have come from mosquitoes that don’t even bite humans. It is true that if disease-carrying mosquitoes are found here and if you are bitten by one, you may contract the West Nile virus. Keep in mind that research indicates that about 80% of people who contract the disease don’t get very sick with symptoms that never progress past being similar to having the common flu. Less than 1% of those infected with WNV will develop severe infections. The most vulnerable group of the population include very young children, the elderly, and those with weakened or compromised immune systems.

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Since we are still in the outdoor living season, we love spending time outdoors. We live in a state that offers many outdoor entertainment and recreational opportunities, such as our many state parks, outdoor music festivals, and local wineries. There is a lot to see and do here, so don’t let your fear of WNV keep you from enjoying the arrival of autumn here. Mosquito control, knowledge, and prevention is the best way to calm those fears.

How to be mosquito smart throughout the season

Always exercise mosquito-safe practices at home and away and especially from dusk till dawn when mosquitoes are most active. We recommend taking control of your backyard to reduce your risk of coming into contact from a mosquito that might be infected with WNV. Routine inspections of your property should include tipping, tossing out, and turning over items, furniture and trash to keep mosquitoes from laying eggs in stagnant water. Change birdbaths or other water regularly features if they do not re-circulate the water within so that mosquitoes will not lay eggs in them. Check your gutters for blockages or damage that could enable water to pool up. Keep your lawn mowed and don’t let shrubbery or other foliage become overgrown. Keep debris piles picked up and discarded. Check your screens for tears or damage that could enable mosquitoes to enter your home. Utilize a mosquito barrier program by contacting a mosquito control professional to eradicate and control mosquitoes.

This mosquito could be carrying the West Nile virus.

Our company specializes in providing an invisible barrier with our safe and effective mosquito barrier sprays. We can reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard by 90+ percent. Our barrier spray eliminates the mosquitoes within the treated area and prevents mosquitoes from entering your treated area for up to 21 days after each treatment. Our barrier spray programs are designed to deliver continuous season-long protection from mosquitoes with a series of scheduled yard sprayings throughout the season. This service enables you the freedom to enjoy the entire season with no gaps in service, and also provides peace of mind that you are greatly reducing the risk of coming into contact with a mosquito that may be carrying a mosquito-borne illness such as West Nile.

Contact us today and say goodbye to your mosquito worries once and for all. Call us today for a free quote.

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