Important Reasons to Control Mosquitoes in Your Yard
Mosquitoes are one of the most pesky and persistent insects that can make your outdoor experiences unpleasant and sometimes, downright unbearable. Not only do they leave you with itchy and uncomfortable bites, but they also carry a number of diseases that can be harmful to your health and the health of your family. In order to keep your yard mosquito-free, it’s important to control their population and eliminate potential breeding sites.
Two important reasons to protect yourself from mosquitoes are the reduction of diseases and improved quality of life. Mosquitoes Spread Diseases. Mosquitoes are known carriers of numerous diseases, with some of the most well-known being malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, zika, and West Nile virus. These diseases can be transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito, which can result in serious illness and in extreme cases, even death. By controlling the mosquito population in your yard, you can help reduce the risk of these diseases being transmitted to you and your family when spending time outdoors this spring.
Mosquitoes are also particularly active during the spring and summer months, when people typically spend more time outdoors. The presence of these insects can ruin an otherwise enjoyable day spent in your yard, and lead to discomfort and itching from their bites. By controlling the mosquito population in your yard, you can help create a more enjoyable and comfortable outdoor experience for yourself and your family.
Protect Yourself.There are several steps you can take to control mosquitoes in your yard. One of the most common steps is to remove any standing water where mosquitoes breed. Stagnant water creates the perfect incubator for mosquitoes to flourish.
Next, you can seal any gaps or holes in your home's screens to create a barrier that keeps them outside. While this won’t necessarily help if you’re working or playing in the yard, it will help to keep them out of your indoor living spaces.
In addition to these methods, you can also have your yard treated by a professional with a product specifically formulated to kill mosquitoes. These treatments typically pose minimal risk in outdoor areas when applied according to the manufacturer’s label, and they can be very effective in reducing the mosquito population in your yard.
If you or your family are concerned about protection from mosquitoes this spring and summer, give us a call today at 704.850.6091 to see how we can help!