Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world because they spread disease and illnesses. We here in the US are not immune to the dangers of mosquitoes. Recent news reports about Zika and West Nile explain why. This spring, you need a mosquito control plan that works to keep you safe and healthy.
Where to Find Mosquitoes around Your Home
You don’t have to live out in the woods to suffer the wrath of mosquitoes. Simply walking outside puts you and your loved ones at risk if you are not protected and your yard isn’t treated.
Mosquito hotbeds around your home include:
- Puddles that won’t dry up
- Wet flower beds
- Uncovered rain barrels
- Kiddy pools and empty underground pools
- Bird baths
Mosquitoes can also be just flying around and waiting to feed on you as soon as you walk outside unprotected.
Dangers of Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are more than party crashers and hiking nuisances. They spread disease and illness. Mosquitoes can infect people with:
- Yellow fever
- Zika virus
- West Nile virus
Diseases transmitted to humans can cause devastating side effects such as fever, lethargy, vomiting, infection, and even death. Babies born to mothers infected with Zika virus may be born with microcephaly, which is a birth defect that causes babies to have abnormally small heads.
Okay, so what if a mosquito bites you and it doesn’t spread diseases? The welts alone from the bite can cause troubles. Mosquito bites swell and they itch. Exhaustive scratching can break the skin, and tearing open a mosquito bite can lead to infection.
How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes
When it comes to battling mosquitoes, candles and fans simply won’t work. They may prevent mosquitoes in a small perimeter of a few inches, but they do nothing to kill them. You need to eliminate mosquitoes to get rid of them for good. Mosquito control is the only way to get rid of the pesky buzzers, and here is how it works.
About Mosquito Control
The GreenStar Termite & Pest Control mosquito program is an eco-friendly solution for treating ticks and mosquitoes on your lawn, shrubs, and plants. Many are hesitant to use sprays because they kill the bees, but not the GreenStar solution. We use a pollinator-friendly solution that tackles all the biggest yard pests. The control treatment stops the breeding cycle and creates a protective barrier around your home so you can enjoy your yard again.
When you are ready to stop itching and searching for ticks after enjoying time outside, contact GreenStar for an easy mosquito control plan that kills mosquitoes and ticks at their source. We don’t blow them away, use ineffective solutions, or provide temporary solutions. The GreenStar mosquito control method will help limit your exposure to these pests throughout the mosquito and tick season.