There is no other creature in existence today that can create that unique, irritating buzz sound like that of the mosquito. The noise alone is almost enough to make one begin to itch as if already bitten. A mosquito bite is uncomfortable and causes an itchy sensation. More than one outdoor activity has been moved inside because of the population explosion of mosquitoes biting and stinging guests. Let’s look at the potential diseases and what you can do to minimize the amount of mosquitoes on your property.
Here are some of the most recognized diseases that mosquitoes are known to carry:
There are also diseases and parasites that mosquitoes transmit to dogs and horses. Many dogs have died from mosquito transmitted heartworm disease.
Malaria has been around for many centuries and is still affecting millions of people annually throughout the world. On the other hand, Chikungunya is a relatively new disease that originated in the Caribbean and moved into the United States barely one year ago.
The West Nile virus is perhaps one of the most common diseases transmitted and spread from mosquito bites. The West Nile virus first appeared in the United States in 1999 and has continued to increase each year throughout the United States and Canada. Dengue Fever is closely related to West Nile Infection and mostly effects the tropical areas of the world.
The bad news is that mosquitoes can’t be eliminated completely, even with the excellent help of a professional pest control service. The good news is that if you follow these tips, along with a mosquito abatement service from All-American Pest, you can rest assured that your family’s exposure to mosquitoes will be as small as possible. Here are some easy to do tips to help:
Wear mosquito repellant with the active ingredient DEET in it, especially at dawn and dusk. Consult your doctor about which insect repellent is best for children.
Cover as much of your exposed skin as possible when outdoors.
Mosquitoes lay eggs in standing water only, so keep the water in your swimming pool moving.
Allow no standing water around your home. This includes the trays under your deck plants as well as puddles from low areas of the ground.
Keep gutters and ground drainage clear and running smooth to prevent stagnant water pooling up.
Make sure all doors and windows stay closed and screens are free of any rips or holes.
Yes, mosquitoes can be much more dangerous than the bite that caused the little red, itchy bump. All-American Pest Control has been fighting the mosquito battle for their clients in the greater Nashville area for more than 50 years. Let us help you do all that you can do to keep your family’s exposure to these buzzing pests down to a minimum.