Even though they're so tiny you can barely see them; you may be surprised at just how dangerous this common backyard bug really is.
Mosquitoes are blood-sucking insects known for their endless hunger and itchy, red bites. These prolific creatures are hazardous to humans, spreading illnesses like malaria, West Nile virus, Zika virus, and more. Aside from the fevers, muscle spasms, and headaches, the scariest condition these creatures can cause is death—especially in small children and mature adults.
Stay Safe No Matter What
Getting rid of mosquitoes entirely may not be possible, but there are measurable steps you can take today to help mitigate the risk for bites and illness.
- Wear long-sleeved clothing when you expect to be outside. Leggings or close-fitting clothing may still allow mosquitoes to bite through the material, so choose your outfits wisely.
- Trim back shrubs, trees, and other greenery from the sides of your house. The more places mosquitoes have to hide and breed, the more of them there will be. Many species of mosquito are nectar sippers as well, so consider planting your garden further away from the house.
- Mosquitoes are to water as summer is to heat. It's inevitable! If you have any standing water on your property, now is the time to get rid of it. Fill in low areas in the lawn, empty birdbaths regularly, and drain the kiddie pool. Standing water that cannot be removed may be treated with a larvicide that prevents mosquito eggs from hatching.
Don’t mess around with mosquitoes more than you need to. If an infestation strikes, you should acquire professional pest control services immediately.
Minimize Mosquitoes with Pickett Pest Control
Mosquitoes are aggravating and disease-spreading pests that should not be allowed to remain on a property for long. Even if you haven’t experienced any life-threatening illnesses through mosquito exposure, every bite you receive increases risk factors for you and your loved ones. If you’re concerned about mosquito infestations, look no further than the professional services of Pickett Pest Control. With years of experience dealing with pest infestations from all around the state, Pickett serves the residents of Utah with quick treatments, reliable services, and friendly smiles.
Our professional mosquito abatement services can be scheduled throughout the growing season to prevent the insects from maintaining their hold on your property. Our No-Bull Service Guarantee means that you’ll be sure to get the treatments you need in a manner that’s totally up to your standards. Reach out to our office today to speak with a team member about your mosquito options, and experience Pickett’s professionalism firsthand.