For many of us, summer is the best part of the year. We get to enjoy the outdoors by taking a dip in the pool, relaxing in the garden, or playing games with the kids in the backyard. While you plan to use your yard for these summer activities at home, it’s difficult to do so when you’ve got insects and pests setting up camp in your backyard for summer.
Now that summer has rolled around, we’ve reached that time of the year when creepy crawlies and flying insects are ever more present in your property once again. And if you haven’t yet, now’s a good time to schedule a pest and mosquito control service for your home. Here’s how a clean sweep from an insect and pest control service can save your fun in the sun this season.
No Mosquito, More Fun
Though mosquitoes don’t breed all year round, it only takes 14 days to complete the growth cycle from egg to adult mosquito. And they can easily swarm your property as a female mosquito can produce up to 300 eggs at a time. Considering the short span of the breeding cycle, female mosquitoes can repeat the cycle multiple times during the breeding season.
Mosquitoes are known to carry diseases and spread them through their bite. Typically, a bite just results in an itchy welt, but at times, it can cause an infection around the bite area. At worst, it can infect a person with life-threatening diseases: chikungunya virus, dengue, malaria, West Nile virus, and Zika virus, to name a few.
These mosquito-borne diseases are treatable but put the infected person at the risk of a recovery failure in case of late detection. To ensure that none of these diseases cause harm to anyone in your household and spoil your summer at home, have a mosquito control service scheduled for the season.
The key is to disrupt their breeding cycle to get rid of the problem. And the best time to do it is during summer, when the weather is ideal for trimming the vegetation, cleaning the pool and other possible breeding grounds for mosquitoes in your backyard.
This way, you don’t have to worry about bites, skin irritation, or, worse, the threat of contracting a mosquito-borne disease.
No Pest Is the Best
Aside from mosquitoes, ticks can be another problem, especially for households with pets. And just like mosquito bites, tick bites are an annoyance. Mosquitoes can also transmit bacteria and viruses through their bites.
One of the dangerous tick-borne infections that can affect humans and animals is Lyme disease. In other cases, a tick bite can cause fever, skin infection, and an allergic reaction.
The ticks themselves can be infected with viruses, parasites, and bacteria. They can transmit these to us through a single bite. An infected person may experience the following symptoms: headache, muscle stress, and fatigue.
These symptoms can be mistakenly attributed to the usual feeling of tiredness. But if you suspect that you have been bitten by a tick and are feeling any of these symptoms, you should immediately contact your doctor to get the necessary treatment. Get in touch with a pest control company to get rid of the tick infestation on your property.
Summer is the perfect season to start with insect and pest control treatment. The absence of rain and constant daylight makes it more manageable to do a yard cleanup and eliminate any junk or clutter that may serve as a habitat or a breeding ground for insects and pests alike. You also wouldn’t have to worry about the rain washing down the treatment and weakening its effect.
It’s also the perfect time to look around your yard, trim the vegetation, and empty any containers that are filled with water. If you have a pool, a pond, or other water features in your yard, you should have these places cleaned as well, as these places can serve as a breeding ground for insects, particularly mosquitoes.
Once you’ve completed the control process, it’s best to continue with preventive treatments throughout the year. This is to scale the process of eradication of the insect and pest problem in your property.
Regular insect and pest control services increase the effectiveness of the succeeding services as they can control the population of these unwanted tenants and ultimately eliminate them from your property.
By doing so, you can be sure that everyone in your household is safe and your property is mosquito- and tick-free all year round. You’ll also be able to enjoy your yard to the fullest, as no mosquito or tick can ever spoil your time outdoors again.