Mosquitoes are an unfortunate part of everyone’s summer. However, more and more Texas residents are feeling the bites from these common pests. The Dallas-Fort Worth area ranks as one of the worst metros for mosquitoes in the country. During the hot, humid days of the summer, people need to be vigilant when they’re outdoors and watch for these annoying pests before they get the chance to bite. Here are a few tips on how to protect your home and family from mosquitoes.
Reduce the Threat of Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Yes, most mosquitoes are merely a nuisance, however, there are some that carry diseases that are harmful and sometimes deadly to humans. Epidemics that stem from mosquito bites are common.
For example, the United States alone is exposed to mosquito-borne threats like:
- West Nile Virus
- Eastern equine encephalitis
Zika virus has become a problem particularly in south Texas but in recent years, mosquitoes carrying the virus have found their way up here. While the virus isn’t necessarily deadly, it can cause expectant mothers to transfer the disease to their baby, causing deformities and other health problems to the child.
Watch Out for Warning Signs
While most mosquitoes aren’t carrying dangerous viruses, some certainly are. If you’ve been bitten, keep an eye on the site of the bite as well as any changes in how you feel. Don’t be afraid to see a doctor if you’re concerned about a mosquito bite either. He or she will be able to determine if you have cause for concern and offer prevention tips as well.
Some of the most common signs that a mosquito bite may require a doctor’s attention are:
- Rash around the bite
- Fever of 101 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
- A headache that won’t go away
- Difficulty breathing
Implement Mosquito Control
Many commercial properties spray for mosquitoes several times a year. or monthly, to deter mosquitoes from coming too close. Our pest control company recommends that businesses as well as residential homes spray for mosquitoes several times, or monthly, throughout the summer to keep the pests from biting you. Mosquito control is an important part of homeownership in the Dallas area.
Mosquito Services Offered by Buzz Kill Pest Control
- One-time even sprays
- Monthly applications
- In2Care mosquito control
- Automated mosquito misting systems
Keep Creams and Sprays On-Hand
Every member of your family should take precautions when going outdoors. In addition to regular preventative mosquito misting around your property, you should also wear bug spray while outside.
Sometimes being bitten is inevitable, particularly in an area that hasn’t been sprayed for pests like mosquitoes. If you’ve been bitten, the site of the bite is likely to start itching soon after. Keep some itchy cream on hand to help soothe the bite and allow it to heal. Some people also find that using natural remedies for itch-relief like aloe vera and even eucalyptus leaves can help soothe the bite.
Prevent Mosquito Problems With Buzz Kill Pest Control
Before you get your first bite of the season, consider pest control to rid your property of annoying mosquitoes for the summer. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our pest control services and schedule a time for us to spray your property for mosquitoes.