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Lexington Closing in on Mosquito Season

March 16, 2018


It’s always a happy time of year when the cold begins to subside, the sun becomes brighter, and the weather is good enough that we can enjoy our time outside again. Each spring, Lexington residents look forward to playing with their kids on the lawn, having friends and family over for BBQ’s, and soaking up the warm sun. Something that we don’t look forward to is mosquito season. Not only are mosquitoes annoying, they have the potential to be dangerous as well. 

No, mosquitoes themselves aren’t particularly threatening…they have no fangs, no claws, and no poisonous venom. The danger comes from what they carry inside of them and are able to pass on to humans through their annoying bites. Residents in Lexington, as well as the United States in general, have less to worry about than those living in countries where there are minimal efforts to protect against mosquitoes. Between homeowners, business owners, and the government, the U.S. has been able to minimize the number of people infected with diseases by these pests. However, there is still some level of danger and uncertainty. Mosquitoes have been known carriers of diseases such as the West Nile virus, malaria, dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya, and the Zika virus. All of these have the potential to impact U.S. citizens because all it takes is one bite and one human host to spread them. Each of these diseases is dangerous in its own way and needs to be taken seriously. It’s for this reason that it is so important to avoid mosquito bites. What presents itself as an annoyingly itchy red bump, could actually be more. 

There is nothing we can do to stop mosquito season from coming, however, we can prepare for it and prevent as much as possible. Basic mosquito prevention tips can be broken down into interior and exterior prevention. When it comes to inside our homes, the best methods of prevention are window and door screens that are in perfect condition and keeping all doors closed, especially in the morning and evenings. On your property, such as on patios and decks, you can use fans to create a breeze which will help keep the mosquitoes at bay, since they are terrible fliers. Avoid using zappers and instead invest in outfits made out of netting that will protect you while mowing, gardening, and doing other outdoor activities. Another important tip is to get rid of standing water on your property that could act as breeding grounds.

All of these prevention tips are helpful, however, professional mosquito control has proven to be more effective in eliminating and preventing mosquito infestations. For homeowners in Lexington, Action Pest Control’s mosquito control program reduces both mosquito larva and adults on your property. Our professionals will treat your property with an EPA-approved product that is safe for your family, pets, and the environment. They will also eliminate any areas of standing water. When you become proactive against mosquitoes with the help of Action Pest Control, you won’t have to worry about mosquito season anymore…you’ll only have to look forward to brighter, warmer days! 

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