The summer is here and part of the summer means that mosquitoes are on the rise. It also brings people outside more often and that means there is an increased change to come in contact with a mosquito. They are one of the pests that are talked about because of the many diseases they carry. One of the most prevalent infections is called the Zika Virus. The virus is spread by the sting of an infected mosquito. You can become infected by a single bite and the health concerns that follow can last a long time. There are other diseases that they carry as well such as West Nile virus, Chikungunya virus, dengue fever and malaria, so you want to be sure you protect yourself from them. Even if the mosquitoes are not carrying a disease the bite can be irritating and can cause a lot of itching. There are some helpful ways to prevent mosquitoes and if you are bitten you can still treat the bite with some home remedies. A-Tex Pest Management lists tips for mosquito prevention and treatment of mosquito bites.
How Do You Keep Mosquitoes Away?
One of the ways you can keep mosquitoes away from you and your loved ones is to take away the area they like to live. This happens to be around standing water! This can be from a leaking hose or a low spot in your yard. You want to stop the water leak and to fill in the space that the water is building up. You can also hire a pest control company that offers mosquito control systems that can be customized to your home and area.
What is the Best Home Remedy for Mosquito Bites?
A mosquito is all too happy to bite a passerby and the bite many times causes some major discomfort, stinging and itching. When you have a bite the itching can be relentless and you may be willing to try anything to stop it. Aloe vera is one way you can treat a mosquito bite that is bothering you. Aloe is a natural plant that has antiseptic properties that is able to help take away swelling which is a huge part of the irritation. If you don’t have any aloe vera there is another option that works almost as good. You can get a piece of ice and let it sit on the area that is bothering you for up to 15 minutes. This is a great way to stop the swelling and make the area feel much better. Finally, a slice of lemon is another way to treat an area with a mosquito bite that also has the same properties as aloe vera. It is another product that is found in most homes that can reduce the inflammation. You want to rub the slice of lemon on the area and it should start to work quickly.
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A-Tex Pest Management offers effective mosquito control and customized pest control treatments. Our sosquito fogging service treats your yard and the perimeter and is effective for up to 30 days. Call us to learn more about our mosquito control program today!