Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes the pesky problem of mosquitos. These blood-sucking insects not only leave itchy bites, but can also transmit dangerous diseases to humans and pets. That’s why it’s important to take preventative measures to keep mosquitos at bay, especially if you have young children or elderly family members who are more vulnerable to mosquito-borne illnesses.
Here are five easy tips to help you protect your family from mosquitos this summer:
- Eliminate standing water: Mosquitos breed in stagnant water, so it’s important to remove any sources of standing water around your home. This can include emptying and refilling outdoor pet water dishes daily, covering trash cans, and ensuring that gutters are clear of debris.
- Wear protective clothing: When spending time outdoors, wear long sleeves and pants to reduce the amount of exposed skin. You can also treat clothing with permethrin, a mosquito repellent, for added protection.
- Use mosquito repellent: Apply mosquito repellent to exposed skin to prevent mosquito bites. Look for products that contain DEET, picaridin, or lemon eucalyptus oil, which have been shown to be effective at repelling mosquitos.
- Install screens: Make sure your windows and doors have screens that are in good condition to prevent mosquitos from entering your home.
- MOST EFFECTIVE, Hire a professional pest control company: They can apply family and pet friendly treatments to your property to reduce mosquito populations and provide ongoing monitoring and prevention. All In One Pest & Termite can help with this!
By taking these simple steps, you can protect your family from mosquitos and the diseases they carry. Don’t let mosquitos ruin your summer fun – take action today to keep them at bay!