Mosquitos Are Coming; Here’s How To Prepare
We hate to say it, but these dangerous blood-sucking pests are about to make their mark. In 2021, it’s expected that mosquito populations will be above average this summer due to expected rainfall & temperatures according to the National Weather Service. Since mosquitoes can carry diseases such as West Nile, Malaria, & Zika it is vital that you protect yourself and your outdoor spaces. In 2020 alone, a total of 44 states reported cases of West Nile virus infection. As temperatures warm up this spring and summer, mosquitos will “fly” rampant. Here are a few tips to help keep mosquitoes at bay this season.
Take time now to do the following:
Mosquitoes’ eggs need water to hatch into larvae so females will always look for a moist area to lay their eggs.
Choosing specific plants for your landscape, like lavender, marigolds, & basil can help keep mosquitoes away, but can also have the adverse effect of attracting other animals.
Wearing lightweight clothes can help protect your arms and legs. Mosquitoes are actually attracted to darker colors so try to keep away from the black and stick to the lighter colors.
Mosquitoes typically avoid daylight since sun exposure can dehydrate and kill them. So, if you are considering having dinner outside after the sun has set, it may be good to reconsider or have dinner before the sun goes down.
While some of these deterrents may help keep mosquitoes away from you for small periods of time, the best course of action to consider is a continuous plan to make sure you are getting & staying mosquito-free all summer long. Mosquito activity can be effectively controlled if proper treatment is applied which is where we come in. ExperiGreen’s Mosquito Control Program offers 4-8 treatments every 4-6 weeks which is applied directly to where mosquitoes live and breed. Removing mosquitoes means no bites, no smelly repellents, and the peace of mind you need to enjoy your outdoor spaces with friends & family.
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