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How To Limit Mosquito Exposure In Owensboro

a mosquito on a blade of grass

Mosquitoes are not just a nuisance throughout the world; they are capable of causing a number of serious illnesses. Limiting your exposure to mosquitoes in Owensboro can lessen your chance of contracting mosquito-borne illnesses like EEE, chikungunya virus, West Nile virus and the Zika virus - as well as other dangerous diseases like malaria, Dengue fever and Yellow fever. There have also been documented cases of the Zika virus infecting pregnant women resulting in birth defects like microcephaly in newborn babies. Dogs can be at risk for heartworm resulting from mosquito bites as well. The problem with the diseases and illnesses that have been transmitted by mosquitoes is that if someone who is already infected is bitten, the disease can spread to another person when the mosquito punctures their skin and injects its contaminated saliva through the puncture.

There are some things that you can do to help decrease your property’s mosquito population. You will need to begin by reducing or eliminating standing water sources on your property. This is where the female will most likely lay her eggs. They don’t need very much water, so even the smallest amount of water inside an overturned toy, in a puddle, or backed up in a clogged gutter will need to be emptied. You should remove items from your yard that could potentially collect any water and clear all gutters to avoid collecting more water.

If the thought of getting an illness from a mosquito scares you, you could stay indoors all of the time; but that’s no fun, and it is not a very reasonable solution. So, when you do go outdoors you should always wear some sort of bug repellent that will keep mosquitoes and other insects at bay. You could also wear light colored clothing, long pants, and long-sleeved shirts, that way mosquitoes will not be drawn to you reducing the chances that they will bite you.

What you really want is the most successful and productive methods available to avoid mosquitoes around your home. The best way to do that is to contact an experienced pest control technician in your area. If you live in Owensboro, you can call on Action Pest Control. Our professional technicians understand mosquitoes and have access to the latest products and techniques to ensure that mosquito populations on your property will be greatly diminished. Our mosquito control services are effective at reducing adult mosquito populations, and they keep larvae from being able to develop. Fewer mosquitoes living and breeding on your property mean a much lower risk of contracting a mosquito-borne illness for you, your family, and your guests. The best part of all is that you get to enjoy your yard again without constantly swatting away mosquitoes.