Mosquito season in Cherokee County is just around the corner. Diseases spread from the bite of mosquitoes generally have people more than a little wary of the little pests. At Canton Termite and Pest Control, we are committed to keeping your family safe. Please take a few moments to review how you can safeguard your family and home.
First of all, you need to know the FACTS:
-The West Nile Virus is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and can infect people, horses, many types of birds and other animals.
– Peak mosquito feeding hours occur from dusk until dawn.
-Only an estimated 1-3% of West Nile Virus infections will develop severe illness. Most people infected by the virus will either show no symptoms or only mild flu-like symptoms such as headache, fever and body aches. Rarely do symptoms get more severe.
-On rare occasions, West Nile Virus infection can result in a severe and sometimes fatal illness known as West Nile encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord).
-The rate of severe symptoms is greater for those people over 50 or in poor health
-No evidence currently exists to suggest that West Nile Virus can be spread from person to person or from animal to person.
These statistics may seem a bit frightening. We must work on prevention and control of the insect , in other words, “Fight the Bite” There are ways you can help prevent mosquitoes from taking over your yard.
-Eliminate standing water which allows mosquitoes to breed. Check for items outside the home that collect water such as cans, bottles, jars, buckets, old tires, drums and other containers.
-Change water in flower vases, bird baths, planters and animal watering pans at least twice a week.
-Repair leaky pipes and outside faucets, and move air conditioner drain hoses frequently.
-Avoid bites when going outside at night in areas where mosquitoes are present by using insect repellent.
-Wear light-weight clothing that covers the arms and legs.
Of course, we at Canton Termite and Pest Control have researched effective and safe methods for preventing and controlling mosquitoes. We feel our treatment plan is the best in the industry and invite you to try it for yourself.
Give us a call and keep your family safe and comfortable during this coming mosquito season.
Here’s to helping YOU live PEST FREE!
PS. Give us a call today at 770-479-1598 and ask about our FREE 58 Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!