Mosquitoes are a common summer pest in the Dallas area. Mosquito swarms can make spending time outdoors intolerable. Aside from their need to consume blood — which causes annoying bites — mosquitoes transmit disease. Their threat to health is why getting rid of them should be at the top of your priority list as a homeowner.
Among the diseases that mosquito bites can transmit is West Nile Virus. The virus causes serious symptoms for small children and people with compromised immune systems. According to the CDC, it can cause symptoms like fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. In some people, it causes inflammation of the membranes around the brain and spinal cord. It can even be fatal.
Mosquito Protection Tips
Protect your family from mosquitoes with these tips:
Get Rid of Standing Water
Mosquitoes breed in puddles, ponds, and other kinds of standing water. Neglected pools and ditches can cause mosquito population explosions. Look for and empty any containers around your yard that can hold water such as birdbaths or clogged gutters. Note that tall grass can also provide a perfect mosquito breeding environment.
Screens can help to keep your home’s interior free from mosquitoes, though they won’t be enough on their own. Screens work best when paired with a serious mosquito control effort in the area around the home.
Begin a Mosquito Protection Program
Our mosquito protection program involves applications every 30 days through October, which means that it will provide protection for the whole summer. We offer a 100 percent guarantee on our mosquito treatments and will offer re-treatments (in addition to scheduled visits) if you encounter mosquito problems.
At Homerun Pest and Termite Control, our team has experience in mosquito extermination and preventing the circumstances in which mosquitoes breed. We use misters to apply mosquito control products in the areas around your home where mosquitoes are most likely to breed. If you are currently experiencing a mosquito problem, contact us to learn more about our mosquito protection program.