We don’t need to tell you how annoying mosquitoes are. Just one bite can leave you itching like crazy for days. But what you may not know is just now harmful that one bite may be. Mosquitoes can cause a lot more than a bite or two. If you’re not careful, you might end up with a severe medical condition. A professional pest control application changes the game. Here’s why you should consider getting one this year.
Why You Should Consider Mosquito Control This Summer
Mosquitoes Carry Disease
And these diseases can affect not only us humans but our pets as well. Thankfully, many of the worst diseases like Zika and malaria are not a threat in the US. However, that may change as the climate warms and tropical mosquitoes from South America migrate north. There are still plenty of reasons to be concerned, however.
West Nile Virus
Symptoms of West Nile Virus are similar to the flu. They include things like headache, fever, body or muscle aches, and even a mild rash. If you’re lucky, you might experience no symptoms whatsoever. However, West Nile may develop a more severe form of the virus known as neuroinvasive disease or WNND. The symptoms of WNND are far more serious and, in some cases, can be permanent. WNND can lead to encephalitis, meningitis, muscle weakness, or even permanent neurological complications, such as paralysis, memory loss, and sensitivity to light. And unfortunately, there is no cure for the West Nile virus.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
EEEV is rare, but when it hits, it really hits. It can impact humans, horses, and birds, but you may not notice symptoms for 4 to 10 days. Like WNND, EEEV infection can cause neurologic diseases, like meningitis or encephalitis. Most people have symptoms like fever, chills, malaise, arthralgia, and myalgia. The illness lasts 1 to 2 weeks, and most people recover completely unless it affects the nervous system. Signs and symptoms of the neurologic disease include fever, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, behavioral changes, drowsiness, and coma. Younger children are more susceptible to have their nervous system affected and therefore develop more serious conditions. While this disease is rare, it’s becoming a larger problem in the US.
How Mosquito Control Companies Solve The Problem
Your pest control services technician will look for problem areas. These areas are any place that water can pool and remain still. Female mosquitoes use these areas to lay their eggs where they can grow undisturbed until they are ready to hatch. These include places like:
- Flower pots
- Children’s toys
- Old tires
- Lawn furniture
- Rain collectors
These eggs will eventually hatch and turn into flying mosquitoes, but you can target mosquito eggs before they have a chance to hatch by eliminating “hot spot” areas where they can breed.
It’s The Longlasting Solution
Some homeowners may be skeptical about using chemicals to keep mosquitoes away. But if you’re relying on bug spray, you’re still using a chemical. And while DEET and picaridin have been demonstrated to be safe, you’re not really solving the problem. You’re merely repelling mosquitoes. That’s why you need to keep reapplying every few hours. By choosing a mosquito control program instead, you’re actually destroying the mosquitoes. You won’t have to remember to reapply bug spray or fill up the citronella torches. You focus on enjoying your outdoor space and have peace of mind knowing you, your family, and your pets are protected.
Get Professional Mosquito Control In Rhode Island
There’s no reason to put up with bitey mosquitoes. The professionals at 4everGreen Turf Management have years of experience keeping annoying bugs at bay. Our mosquito control service has timely applications every 50 – 60 days. Our process will kill both adult breeding females and their eggs and larvae, so no matter where mosquitoes are in their life cycle, they’ll be eliminated. If you’re ready to live pest-free, call 401-398-8850 or contact us online.