Mosquito Prevention Tips for Indianapolis Residents
June 12, 2018
Are you ready for some outdoor fun this summer? It’s that time of year that you need to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. You can start enjoying barbeques, picnics, family gatherings, sports, time around the fire-pit, and relaxing on the porch again. You can almost smell the food on the grill and the sound of nature all around you. But wait! Summertime also means it’s mosquito season. We don’t know about you, but most people do not want the sound of mosquitoes buzzing in my ear all summer long? More importantly are you willing to risk the dangerous health problems that mosquitoes can pose?
Mosquitoes are known to cause a slight sting and a raised itchy bump when they bite. However, the real problem with mosquitoes lies in the illnesses that they can carry. The rate of those illnesses transmitted through mosquitoes is increasing each year and that is why many people are turning to mosquito control in their own yards, neighborhoods, and towns. This, in turn, will start to lower the health risks.
Included in the list of mosquito-borne illnesses are dengue fever, yellow fever, and encephalitis. There are also some illnesses that have the potential to be fatal, like the chikungunya virus, West Nile virus, and Zika virus. Most of all of the illnesses present as flu-like symptoms such as vomiting, fever, and diarrhea. Indianapolis residents can help reduce the mosquito population by following these prevention tips as well as contacting Action Pest Control for professional mosquito control for a drastic reduction in the mosquito population.
When you are outside:
- Use insect repellent with DEET or eucalyptus oil, whichever you prefer
- Wear light-colored pants and long-sleeved shirts
In your own yard:
- Wear protective netting while working in your yard
- Create a gentle breeze by using a fan to blow the mosquitoes away
- Get rid of their breeding grounds by eliminating all standing water on your property
- Get the help of the professionals at Action Pest Control for mosquito control
Let Action Pest Control drastically reduce the mosquito population in your yard. We understand everything there is to know about mosquito behavior and biology. We use the latest developments, techniques, and products to eradicate adult mosquitoes, larvae, and eggs making your yard enjoyable again even during mosquito season. Give us a call today at Action Pest Control in Indianapolis.
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