During the summer, pests are a lot more active than during the cooler months of the year. But with the heat comes the increased presence of pests that can threaten your family. Ants, stinging pests and other bugs can be annoying if they get into your home, but mosquitoes and ticks pose the greatest threat. Along with being a nuisance like other pests, mosquitoes and tick are known for spreading diseases to people and pets. Mosquitoes spread numerous diseases such as malaria, West Nile Virus, and dengue fever and ticks are known to carry and spread Lyme disease. Although not all of these diseases are common in the United States, cases of West Nile Virus and Lyme disease have increased in frequency in recent years.
To prevent bites from mosquitoes and ticks, make sure to wear bug spray when spending excessive time outdoors. Ticks are especially prevalent in woodsy areas and in tall grass so be careful to wear bug spray on hikes and especially when camping. After hiking, check for ticks and don’t forget to check pets after hikes and before bringing them indoors, especially inside their ears. Maintaining your own property can also help to prevent ticks from taking up residence in your yard. Although mosquitoes are essentially ubiquitous, maintaining your yard, especially by removing any standing water, can help prevent the spread and reproduction of mosquitoes.
Although these steps and more can be taken to prevent pest problems, mosquito infestations and the spread of ticks is still possible. If you suspect your property may have any pest infestation or have questions about how Rentokil can resolve your pest control needs, call us today for a free evaluation!
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