Mosquito Joe Shares What You Need to Know About Mosquito Control Awareness Week 2018
Although mosquitoes are tiny and only seem like a pesky nuisance, they can pose a threat to your outdoor summer enjoyment as well as to your health. June 24-30, 2018 is Mosquito Control Awareness Week, a great time to learn about doing your part to help control mosquito populations where you live and spend time outdoors. And as you make your plans for warm-weather activities, keep in mind not only some of the dangers mosquitoes present, but also remember to take some precautions that can keep you and your family protected and healthy this summer.
Dangers of Mosquitoes
Mosquito bites can spread diseases such as West Nile Virus and Zika to humans. That is why preparing and taking action to prevent the spread in our communities is so important. As well as using effective, ongoing mosquito control treatments to help control the problem. Remember that mosquito-borne diseases not only affect people, they can have an impact on thousands of animals annually. Besides West Nile Virus, other illnesses that mosquitoes carry affecting pets and other domestic animals include canine heartworm and Eastern and Western Equine Encephalitis. Keeping our pets and other animals protected from these dangers is another positive outcome of effective mosquito control.
Keeping Mosquitoes Away
Prevention is the best way to keep mosquitoes away from the places where we live and work which means preventing mosquitoes from having the prime conditions they need for living and breeding. To accomplish that goal, below are some simple things you can do to keep mosquitoes away from the outdoor places you enjoy in the summer months. Mosquito experts say to remember “the three Ds”:
- Drain – Empty outdoor containers that collect water, such as birdbaths, buckets, garbage can lids, and recycling containers. Additional places to drain standing water include old tires, house and garage gutters, pet dishes, children’s toys and play sets and boats stored outdoors . Mosquitoes need water to breed, so the less standing water you have on your property, the fewer new mosquitoes will hatch.
- Dress – The clothes you wear either attract or detract mosquitoes. Dark colored clothing and bare skin attract mosquitoes. To keep them away, wear light colors, long sleeves and pants. And because mosquitoes can bite through tight clothing and loose-weave fabrics, wearing loose-fitting clothes will discourage mosquitoes from landing on you and biting.
- Defend –Some people try anything and everything to deter mosquito bites. From sticky skin repellent spray and organic natural essential oils to smelly citronella or camphor candles, with Mosquito Joe you don’t need any of that! Our pest control services provide you with an added line of defense you can depend on.
Your Role in the Community
Finally, do your part to encourage your family members and neighbors to practice ongoing preventative measures. Help them spot locations to drain, be an example of how to dress, and share your experience with your Mosquito Joe treatment to help spread the word. Having more people practice these and other mosquito control behaviors is an essential part of community-wide mosquito control.
Mosquito Joe of Mason Mosquito Joe provides outdoor pest control treatments to residential and commercial customers. Our technicians are trained mosquito control experts dedicated to one thing: getting rid of mosquitoes so you can enjoy being outside again. Call our team today at 513-781-9944 or toll free at 1-855-564-6563 to learn more about effective ways to control mosquitoes where you live and work. We will send a certified technician out to do a walk-through of your outdoor spaces and recommend a personalized pest control solution for you. For answers to frequently asked questions, please visit us online at https://mason.mosquitojoe.com/faq. We look forward to talking with you about your mosquito control needs.