Summer in the South means mosquitoes … and all the diseases these tiny troublemakers can carry.
Aside from the annoying itch mosquito bites bring, these pests can also transmit diseases. Zika, malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, and encephalitis are just a few of the dangers that can fly into your backyard via mosquitoes.
Avoid the Bite
Avoiding mosquito bites entirely is your best bet for staying safe.
- Stay indoors during dawn, dusk, and early evening hours when mosquitoes are more likely to bite.
- Wear light-colored clothing, as well as long-sleeved shirts and long pants for extra protection.
- Use a repellent containing DEET on skin and clothing and protect your dog or cat with a mosquito repellent made especially for pets.
Reduce the Population
- Eliminate or reduce mosquito-breeding sites on your property.
- Replace standing water at least once a week such as birdbaths, ponds, and unfiltered pools.
- Remove unneeded vegetation or trash from around any standing water sources that cannot be changed, dumped, or removed.
- Mow grass regularly to prevent resting sites for mosquitoes.
Bring in the Mosquito Patrol
In addition to these preventative remedies, Cooks offers a Mosquito Patrol service that controls mosquitoes in your yard, so you can enjoy the outdoors. Our specialized service has been tried and tested and uses a very scientific approach to control mosquitoes where they hide. Now you can enjoy your yard and patio without being eaten alive by these pests.
Call us today to ask about Cook’s Mosquito Patrol service for your yard and enjoy the outdoors!