Mosquitoes are extremely problematic pests that can endanger humans and animals. The arrival of warmer weather heralds the onset of mosquito season.
Mosquitoes are flying pests that are best known for the feeding habits of the female insects. These blood-sucking parasites are most active during the late evening and nighttime hours, but you can encounter these insects during the day.
During feeding, female mosquitoes are capable of transmitting diseases to humans, pets, and livestock. In our area, the most prominent mosquito-borne concern is West Nile virus, a potentially deadly illness that can be transmitted to humans, birds, and other animals.
Another concern in our region is Eastern equine encephalitis virus, a disease-causing virus that can affect humans and horses. There is a vaccination that protects horses, but the virus is still a problem because wild birds are capable of carrying the virus.
West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis virus are two of the major concerns for our area. Throughout the world, other mosquito-borne illnesses include dengue fever, yellow fever, and malaria.
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Are you worried about the approach of mosquito season? Are mosquitoes already plaguing your property? Contact My Exterminator to get a free quote for mosquito misting and other important pest control services.
Professional treatment is the best way to protect your health and your property, but you can take some additional precautions. First, remove any sources of standing water on the property because mosquitoes lay eggs in still or slow-moving water. Additionally, you should regularly apply a bug repellent product to any exposed skin. If you plan to spend a significant amount of time outside during peak hours, using specialized mosquito netting can provide protection.
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