Your Health: Diseases Caused by Mosquitoes
We all know that being bitten by a mosquito or tick is an unpleasant experience, leaving us swatting, scratching, and inevitably sprinting indoors. However, diseases caused by mosquitoes and ticks carry more risks than just mere inconvenience – they can literally be deadly.
We rely on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the facts. Year over year, the danger of insect-borne disease continues to grow in significance. More than ever, it is essential to know the facts. For an idea of how seriously mosquitoes and ticks can affect the health of our families and pets, try searching online for common viruses and illnesses such as:
- Zika virus
- West Nile virus
- Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)
- Lyme disease
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever
- Parasitic heartworm larva
Mosquito Hunters also follows the Department of Public Health websites for the latest information.
The good news is that you have the power to take control of your own backyard, which will diminish the spread of mosquito and tick-borne diseases, including Zika and West Nile Virus.
What Did Your Mosquito Hunter Do Today?
Every treatment from Mosquito Hunters include these five steps:
We Stand By Our Client Happiness Promise
On average, a treatment will reduce your mosquito populations. While a Mosquito Management Program is comprehensive and no treatment can keep away every single mosquito, just let us know if you’d like us to come back within 21 days post-treatment and we promise to re-treat your property for free!
12 tips & tricks for keeping mosquitoes & ticks away in Kirkwood
- Keep your shrubs trimmed and keep your grass cut short. These are typically the prime resting/hiding areas for adult mosquitoes.
- Clean your gutters and downspout screens regularly.
- Fill in or drain any low areas in the yard (especially those where puddles may form during rain).
- Empty plastic birdbaths, kiddie pools, or plant pots at least once a week.
- Add sand to outdoor potted plant drip trays to absorb excess water.
- Keep drains and ditches clean of weeds and trash so water will drain properly.
- Fill tree rot holes and hollow stumps with sand or synthetic foam fill (arborists do not recommend filling tree holes with cement).
- Cover your trash cans to keep out rainwater.
- Repair holes in screens of doors and windows.
- Throw out old tires, buckets, bottles and any other containers that hold liquid from your yard.
- Wear light-colored long pants and long-sleeved shirts to cover exposed skin.
- Call Mosquito Hunters – Not only do we treat your yard, we can also point out possible mosquito breeding grounds and show you how to minimize any populations.