Residential Pest Control – Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Prevent mosquitoes and mosquito-borne illnesses with our services. Which would you choose if you had to spray yourself to keep the mosquitoes away or to spray your yard? Most of us would choose the latter for simple enough reasons, but there are deeper reasons to consider when choosing mosquito control for you and your family. It is important to protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquitoes and the risk of the mosquito-borne illnesses they carry. Mosquitoes are known vectors of such diseases as the West Nile Virus and a plethora of encephalitis that affect the brain and nervous system. You must protect yourself and your family against the threat of mosquitoes during the upcoming mosquito season.

When most of us pick up a can of mosquito repellant and spray ourselves and our children, do we know what goes into that stuff? Sure, it will keep the mosquitoes at bay for some time, but the harmful effects that come with it are just not worth the risk. Mosquito repellents require multiple applications to stay effective. Most spray mosquito repellents and topicals contain DEET. DEET is short for N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, a toluene derivative. The percentage of DEET found in most over-the-counter insect repellents is between 10 and 20 percent. These insect repellents work by masking the carbon dioxide emitted naturally from our bodies as part of our normal respiration. Insects like mosquitoes and certain ticks are attracted to the carbon dioxide we expel with each breath we take, and by masking its presence, we become impossible to detect as prey. Avoid the foul-smelling, sticky mosquito repellent ritual by spraying your yard, not yourself, this season. Not only are these topical insect repellents sticky and foul-smelling, but research has also found that exposure to DEET can cause long-term side effects. Fifty percent of the chemical you spray on you and your family to keep the mosquitoes away penetrates the deeper layers of the skin, and about 15% can penetrate the bloodstream. Children are at the greatest risk of absorbing the chemical because of their tender skin. Some of the hazards of DEET exposure can include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, breathing problems, and muscle aches and pains. Prolonged exposure can lead to many health problems, such as depression, seizures, and problems with the central nervous system. By spraying yourself with mosquito repellent, you put your health at risk.

Fortunately, there is a better way to prevent mosquitoes and ticks from biting you and your family. Our company spraying your yard will treat mosquitoes at the source; spray your yard, not yourself. We offer season-long mosquito control for your yard. Our program is simple, safe, and effective. We spray your yard at carefully timed intervals throughout the mosquito season to deliver complete mosquito control. Once you’re set up on our mosquito barrier spray program, mosquitoes will become an afterthought. No more ritualistic spraying before each trip outdoors, no more sticky residue, and no more exposure to the harmful ingredients in most topical insecticides. We offer you the freedom and peace of mind to enjoy the outdoors from spring through fall. Contact us to learn more about our mosquito barrier spray program, mosquito misting system, and tick control. Knowledge is power, and knowing the dangers lurking inside that bottle of yucky mosquito spray is not the only answer that will make you and your family happier and healthier too! Call us today.

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