The Importance of Mosquito & Tick Prevention: Tips for a Bite-Free Summer

The Importance of Mosquito & Tick Prevention: Tips for a Bite-Free Summer

As the days get longer and warmer, there’s nothing quite like spending time outdoors. However, amidst the joys of picnics, hikes, and backyard barbecues, there lurk tiny pests ready to turn our outdoor adventures into itchy, uncomfortable experiences: mosquitoes and ticks. These blood-sucking nuisances not only cause irritation but also pose serious health risks. That’s why effective pest prevention is crucial for ensuring a bite-free summer.

Professionals at Bug Zero understand the importance of keeping your outdoor spaces safe and enjoyable. With years of experience in pest prevention, we’ve compiled some essential tips to help you ward off mosquitoes and ticks, allowing you to make the most of your summer without worry.

Understand the Risks

Mosquitoes and ticks are more than just annoying pests. They can transmit a variety of diseases to humans and animals. Mosquitoes are infamous for spreading diseases like West Nile virus, Zika virus, and Dengue fever, while ticks can transmit Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and more. These illnesses can range from mild discomfort to severe health complications, making prevention paramount.

Eliminate Breeding Grounds

Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, so it’s crucial to eliminate any standing water around your property. Regularly empty and clean bird baths, flower pots, and gutters to prevent mosquitoes from laying their eggs.

Maintain Your Yard

Ticks thrive in tall grass and wooded areas, so keeping your lawn well-maintained is key to reducing their presence. Trim shrubs, mow the lawn regularly, and create a barrier between wooded areas and your living space by using gravel or wood chips. This not only makes your yard less hospitable to ticks but also enhances its overall appearance.

Use Repellent

When spending time outdoors, especially during peak mosquito and tick activity times (dawn and dusk), use insect repellents. Apply the repellent to exposed skin and clothing, following the product instructions carefully.

Invest in Professional Pest Control

For comprehensive protection against mosquitoes and ticks, consider investing in professional pest control services. Bug Zero offers tailored solutions designed to target these pests at every stage of their life cycle, effectively reducing their population and minimizing the risk of bites and disease transmission.

Our most popular mosquito package is an add-on to our InsectaShield® residential service package. We treat your home backyard areas monthly during peak outdoor pest pressure months. The service is completed with our equipment that targets plant foliage, shaded areas, and roof edges where mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, fleas, and other outdoor pests frequent. This service offers 60 days of residual value and will ensure that you can enjoy your backyard deck and pool areas throughout the summer!

 

Contact professionals at Bug Zero to learn more about this popular add-on, and get pest-free just in time for summer.

 

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Avoid tick-borne illness this autumn

Avoid tick-borne illness this autumn

Americans are spending more time outside than ever before. With fall approaching, nicer weather will prompt more folks to head on out and enjoy nature. From hiking and biking trails to camping sites to parks, when we take to the outdoors, we are entering the residency of the insects. One of the most annoying, and oftentimes dangerous, pests is the tick.

When ticks bite, they attach themselves to a host (human or animal) and feed on their host’s blood. Along the way they can pass along illnesses that require medical attention.

One serious disease that ticks are known for spreading is Lyme disease. This is a condition that can cause muscle aches, headaches and a fever. If the disease isn’t treated quickly it can lead to much more serious side effects such as heart problems and prolonged pain.

Before you start your outdoor excursion, here are a few things that will help protect you from ticks.

  • Wear long sleeves and long pants
  • Use insect repellent that has at least 20% DEET
  • Stay near the center of any trails
  • Check yourself for ticks when you arrive home

For tick protection for your home’s yard, consider a preventative treatment to stop this creepy crawler before it can get to you. Luckily, our pest control professionals are well versed in treating for ticks.

Take a look at what our team can do to help you as you move into the fall season!

 

Or give us a call if you have questions about the treatment.

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