MOSQUITO PREVENTIONFOR YOUR HOME AND FAMILY
Mosquitoes are both dangerous and annoying, but the great news is you can boost mosquito prevention in your own yard with just a few steps. Watch TV host and licensed contractor, Jason Cameron, walk you through strategies to reduce the mosquito population on your property. Mosquito prevention is key and these simple tips will help you take your yard back!
The T’s of mosquito control
Reduce standing water to eliminate mosquito threats, including those in children’s sandboxes, wagons or plastic toys; underneath and around downspouts, in plant saucers and dog bowls. Other hot spots include tarps, gutters and flat roofs.
Remove excess grass, leaves, firewood and clippings from yard.
Turn over larger yard items that could hold water like children’s portable sandboxes or plastic toys.
- TARPS (remove)
Make sure tarps that are stretched over firewood piles, boats or sports equipment are taut and not holding water.
- TAKE CARE
Take care of home maintenance needs that can contribute to standing water, including cleaning out gutters and making sure downspouts are attached properly, keeping your lawn grass low and check irrigation systems for leaking.
- TEAM UP
Talk with neighbors and help them reduce the mosquito population on their property. Townhomes and homes with little space between lots mean that mosquitoes can breed at a neighbor’s home, and affect your property. Mosquito prevention is a team effort.
Utilize a mosquito elimination barrier treatment around the home and yard. This will reduce the need for using DEET-containing bug spray, because Mosquito Squad treatments eliminate up to 90% of the mosquitoes and ticks on a property.
WEST NILE VIRUS
First found in Uganda in 1937, WNV has spread globally. Its flu-like symptoms include fever, headache, and body aches. More serious symptoms include disorientation, muscle weakness, neck stiffness and more. Eighty percent of West Nile cases will never display any symptoms.
This parasitic roundworm infects dogs and other animals. The heartworm larva is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito and proceeds through a variety of life stages. The heartworm takes residence in the host’s heart where it grows to impressive lengths. It is of the greatest concern in canines where it most frequently leads to serious repercussions.
Among the most serious condition linked to mosquitoes, encephalitis is the inflammation of the brain. It starts as a virus that usually resolves itself, but in the cases that it worsens, it can invade the central nervous system and cause encephalitis. Eastern Equine encephalitis (EEE) is the most common encephalitis and can affect humans and horses.
Eradicated in the US in the 1940s, malaria continues to kill millions in Africa each year. Malaria is both preventable and treatable. To help fight the spread of malaria, Mosquito Squad is a proud supporter of Malaria No More, a nonprofit working to make sure every family in Africa has timely access to the tools they need to prevent, diagnose and treat malaria.
Spread through the bite of an infected mosquito, the Zika virus is an emerging virus garnering much media-attention. Symptoms of the virus include fever, skin rash and conjunctivitis, and typically last less than a week. A connection between Zika in pregnant women and birth defects is currently being investigated.
Mosquito Squad offers regular barrier protection sprays to repel mosquitoes and other outdoor pests. Within 30 minutes after application, your property is safe for use and protected from mosquitoes and other pests for up to 21 days. We offer a variety of packages to suit your needs and we back each treatment with our no hassle, money back guarantee.
Mosquito Squad offers an all-natural solution as an alternative for mosquito control. Our all-natural treatment eliminates pests on contact and then continues as a repellent for up to 14 days. Our all-natural mosquito treatment is applied to the areas of your property that mosquitoes are known to harbor and feed. It is made up of essential oils and has a slight botanical fragrance that dissipates within a few hours of application.
HURRY! ALERT THE SQUAD
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