Mosquitoes are a little, tiny insect that are becoming one of the most feared creatures in our world today. Why? How does such a small bug incite so much fear worldwide? It is because of the mosquitoes ability to transmit some of the most deadly diseases mankind has ever known. Blood-borne diseases carried via mosquito bite have killed millions of people over the centuries and these include West Nile virus, dengue fever and malaria. Recently, the most newsworthy virus transmitted by mosquitoes is the Zika virus, capable of passing a devastating birth defect onto the fetus of those infected with the virus called microcephaly.
How to Protect Yourself and your Loved ones
These insects bring an obnoxious and itching welt that will bother you for days but that’s not all they do. In their wake, if mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus, malaria, Zika virus or other devastating disease, this bug can bring unforetold sadness and pain in your life if you or someone you love becomes infected with a mosquito borne disease. The after affects and trauma to your health can be disastrous. But there is a way to prevent it and that is by doing these 3 important things:
1- Cover up
When you are hiking or outdoors, wear a long shirt and pants if possible. Keep your feet covered with shoes rather than sandals. If you are camping, sleep in an enclosed tent.
2- Use the right kind of mosquito repellent
The most effective kinds of repellents will have one or more of these ingredients: deet, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, as well as a variety of plant oils, such as cedar, citronella, geraniol, lemongrass, and rosemary. Products containing at least 20% deet are the most effective.
3- Get professional mosquito treatments
Pointe Pest Control is experienced at finding mosquito infestations where you spend most of your time: your home. If you notice an abundance of mosquitoes while you’re in your yard or trying to get into your home, most likely they are breeding very close by. Professional technicians will find these breeding spots, treat them and you’ll see and dramatic decrease of mosquitoes in your yard.
Call Pointe Pest Control today to treat around your home. When it comes to mosquitoes and the diseases they carry, you can never be too careful. Protect the ones you love, call Pointe Pest Control today.