Spring and summer mean more barbeques, which means a higher risk of getting bit by mosquitoes. These pests are out all day but are more prevalent at dawn and dusk. You can use sprays and citronella, but those are not a guarantee that you won't get bitten. The best way to get rid of mosquitoes is to hire a professional mosquito control company, such as Clint Miller Exterminating, to eliminate these pests.
Different types of mosquitoes carry different types of diseases. And, the more you get bitten, the higher the risk of contracting a mosquito-borne disease. Mosquitoes carry several diseases, including Zika virus, West Nile virus, Chikungunya virus, dengue, and malaria.
You could also contract other diseases, especially if you travel, though these are the most common. Keeping your yard clear of attractants, such as standing water and wood chips can help keep mosquitoes at bay.
If you can't seem to get rid of mosquitoes, clean up the yard, then have a professional from Clint Miller Exterminating spray the yard for these pests.
The symptoms for each disease vary. Some mosquito-borne diseases have mild symptoms, and others can be deadly. Mosquitoes diseases symptoms include:
You should avoid scratching mosquito bites – you can use topical creams to stop the itching. If you notice any of the above symptoms after being bitten by a mosquito, you should see your doctor immediately.
You can also help minimize the risk of getting a mosquito-borne illness by cleaning up the yard. Make sure there is no standing water. Remove old tires, and put empty planters up. Keep wood chips away from the house, and make sure you change the water in birdbaths every other day.
Once you clean up the yard, contact Clint Miller Exterminating to spray your yard for mosquitoes.