With the fall season comes plenty of outdoor activities, such as sporting events, camping, or just simply enjoying the cooler outdoor temperatures. However, the temperatures are not cold enough yet for mosquitoes to hibernate or die. With recent rain across the south, that means mosquitoes are still flourishing outside.
In recent weeks, new cases of the West Nile virus have been reported in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Because mosquitoes are known to transmit viruses like West Nile, chikungunya, yellow fever, and encephalitis it is important to protect yourself with professional pest management to prevent mosquito bites this fall.
What You Can Do to Prevent Mosquito Bites
While some adult mosquitoes have a life span of only four days, other mosquitoes survive the entire winter to lay eggs in the spring. Mosquitoes are the deadliest animals on our planet and that is why protection is necessary. If you plan on being outdoors for a length of time, use a spray repellent and wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants to keep your skin from being exposed to mosquitoes. A citronella candle can also help send mosquitoes away from your area. Also, get rid of any standing water around property that can attract mosquitoes.
If there are a significant number of mosquitoes around your property, a more powerful step to eliminate the pests may be needed to protect you and others from bites that could lead to a harmful virus.
Amplify Mosquito Protection
Unless you live in Iceland where they claim to only have one mosquito, it’s likely you have at least a few mosquitoes in your area. However, if simple measures such as repellant isn’t enough and there are numerous mosquitoes in the area, a stronger protection method is needed. The most rapid and effective pest control methods are administered by trained pest control professionals.
If you have a mosquito infestation around your home or business, contact the expert team at Pest Management, Inc. Our highly trained technicians will inspect the property and discuss treatment options to keep you and others around you safe from mosquitoes this fall.