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Why do I have mosquitoes?

Typically, mosquito season starts as the weather warms back up in spring. During this time mosquito eggs laid last fall begin to hatch. Then, as the weather continues to heat up, more eggs will hatch. By the hottest months of summer, mosquitoes will reach their peak activity. This is when you can expect them to start swarming and causing the most amount of pain and aggravation and possibly spreading diseases.

5 tips to keep mosquitoes out of your yard this summer

If you want to minimize the number of mosquitoes on your property and your chances of being bitten and bothered this summer, consider the following guidelines.

  1. Search out and remove stagnant sources of water on your property. Keep in mind that mosquitoes are small and do not need much water in which to lay their eggs.
  2. If you own birdbaths that have still water, they could act as breeding grounds for mosquitoes. One option you have to fix this is by investing in birdbaths that have fountains or some form of flowing water.
  3. For porches or outdoor lounging areas, one quick way to shoo away mosquitoes is with a slight breeze. To make this happen, consider installing fans around these areas.
  4. If your property has a pond or large body of water, consider stocking it with mosquito fish. This may seem crazy, but they work wonders to eat mosquito larvae. You can even order them online.
  5. Finally, and this is the best advice we can offer, invest in professional mosquito control. This is not only the best way to keep your yard safe from mosquitoes this summer, but it is also the easiest for you to do.

The good news! Professionals can help!

Professional Mosquito Control service works to drastically reduce mosquito populations. The way it works is simple. When mosquitoes come into your yard, they're not going to stay in the air. Mosquitoes rest most of the time. When they rest in a yard that has seasonal mosquito treatments, they die. This is because the mist treatment applied by a professional continues to work between service visits. A mist application applied to key locations in your yard where mosquitoes rest can make your landscaping a giant mosquito trap.

The pest control product used to eliminate mosquitoes is only toxic to simple organisms like mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas. It won't harm you, your kids, or your pets. And, as you probably noticed, this pest control services also eliminates ticks in your yard. That will help to protect your pets and everyone living in your home from Lyme disease and the long list of other dangerous tick-borne pathogens. It's a win-win.

More than just an itchy bite

Mosquitoes are a serious nuisance, especially when their bites leave itchy welts on your skin. If this was all they did, it would be more than enough reason to want them out of your yard. But when mosquitoes come into your yard, they can also present a danger to you and everyone living in your home, including dogs and cats.

Threats mosquitoes pose

The most dangerous mosquito-borne pathogen in the United States is West Nile virus. While malaria is the big killer around the world, West Nile virus claims the most lives in the U.S. annually.

Another serious pathogen spread by mosquitoes is one you may not have heard of or you may not know a lot about. It is encephalitis. There are many diseases that have the word encephalitis in them. Among the many are LA Crosse encephalitis, Eastern Equine encephalitis, Western Equine encephalitis, and St. Louise encephalitis. Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain caused by an infection or an allergic reaction. Exposure to mosquitoes often leads to a condition of encephalitis and flu-like symptoms but, due to its flu-like properties, it gets mistaken for the flu and nothing is done about the control of mosquitoes to stop this ongoing sickness.

Dengue fever, which also goes by the name breakbone fever is—as you can probably imagine—a painful pathogen to get. The symptoms of Dengue fever include high fever, sweats, severe body pain and headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and skin rash. In extreme cases, it can lead to bleeding gums, bleeding nose, vomiting blood, difficulty breathing, black stool, and persistent vomiting. There is currently no known medication that cures Dengue virus.

Chikungunya may have a funny name but it is anything but funny. This is a potentially deadly virus that has symptoms that range from mild to severe. A fever, headache, joint pain, muscle pain, and rash are common with this illness. Human mortality rates are low for this virus.

Yellow fever is associated with a yellow coloration of the skin. This jaundice coloration is due to kidney issues and kidney failure, which can be a result of yellow fever. Most of the time, this pathogen produces flu-like symptoms that go away on their own.

You've probably heard of Zika virus. It caught the nation's attention recently during two outbreaks in the southern United States. This is because Zika is known to cause microcephaly in unborn children. If you're not familiar with microcephaly, it is a condition of a smaller than normal head size which can lead to damaged brain tissue and birth defects. This can have a lifelong impact on a family.

SimplyPest offers multiple Mosquito service options from well-reviewed, high-quality pest professionals. Book your mosquito service today to keep mosquitoes away for good!

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