A mosquito bite is irritating, itchy and sometimes even painful. Mosquitoes are one of the most annoying pests that can be found buzzing around your home. This time of year they are very active and they can make it difficult for you to have a good time outdoors. Backyard barbeques, baseball games and a day at the park can all be shut down early with the presence of mosquitoes. A-Tex Pest Management will protect your home from these pesky pests and make sure that you and your family is safe from their painful and dangerous bites. Our technicians are skilled and experienced in dealing with mosquitoes and how to keep them away from your home and yard.
Mosquitoes Breed in Standing Water
Like the rest of us, mosquitoes need water to survive; and not only to survive but to breed as well. Mosquitoes are extremely attracted to standing water; they thrive in areas where puddles, ponds and moisture are. Take the time to perform an exterior inspection of your home and search for any areas that have standing water. This includes empty flower vases, spare tires, bird baths and all other objects that can potentially hold rain water. These areas will attract mosquitoes and if you do not remove these items then you will definitely have a mosquito problem around your home.
Cover Up Skin to Avoid Mosquito Bites
Camping and hiking are two popular activities that are fun to participate in during the summer and fall; they are also two popular activities where mosquitoes are almost always present. If you plan to go camping or hiking any time during the remainder of the summer, take the time to cover up properly to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes. Long sleeve shirts are a must as well as long pants that are tucked into socks. Wear a hat and use bug spray, while these measures will help reduce the amount of mosquito bites, they will not guarantee no bites will happen.
Mosquitoes have a Role in Spreading Diseases
Mosquito bites are responsible for spreading the West Nile Virus, Encephalitis, Zika Virus and other dangerous diseases that can cause a variety of health concerns. Most people don’t know they have Zika virus and the symptoms are normally quite mild and include fever, joint pain, pinkeye, rash and fatigue. The West Nile Virus symptoms are very similar to that of flu and often misdiagnosed. Some people who have more extreme symptoms experience brain swelling, meningitis and even death. Dengue Fever is another disease that is spread by mosquitoes, resulting in a sudden high fever and nose bleeds. Dengue fever can be extremely uncomfortable and the only way to treat the symptoms is to rest. The oldest illness that is a result of a mosquito bite is Malaria. Malaria causes more that 600,000 deaths worldwide each year.
Professional Mosquito Pest Inspections, Fogging Treatment, Control, Removal & More in Austin, Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville & Cedar Park Texas
To protect your home from mosquitoes and their dangerous bites, contact A-Tex Pest Management today. We offer a mosquito fogging service that treats your yard and perimeter, that can protect your property for up to 30 days!