Don’t Let Mosquitoes Take a Bite Out of Your Backyard Fun
Almost everyone has had the unpleasant experience of being bitten by a mosquito. Mosquito bites can cause skin irritation through an allergic reaction to the mosquito’s saliva – which causes the red bump and itching.
That’s the less serious issue…a more serious consequence of some mosquito bites may be transmission of serious diseases and viruses such as Malaria, Dengue Virus, Zika and West Nile Virus, which can lead to potentially deadly effects. More common here in the Southeast are diseases such as Encephalitis, Meningitis and Microcephaly.
Not only can mosquitoes carry diseases that afflict humans, but they also can transmit several diseases and parasites that dogs and horses are very susceptible to. These include Dog Heartworms, Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus.
Different species of mosquitoes prefer different types of standing water to lay their eggs. The presence of beneficial predators such as fish and dragonfly nymphs in permanent ponds, lakes and streams help keep these bodies of water relatively free of mosquito larvae. However, other areas around your home can be a very welcoming nursery for some species to lay their eggs.
These areas include:
- Tree holes
- Old tires
- Potted plant trays and saucers
- Plastic covers or tarpaulins and even
- Places as small as bottle caps!
Massey’s proven Mosquito Program reduces mosquito populations around your home so you can enjoy outdoor entertaining and activities without the worry or nuisance of mosquitoes.
Our seasonal and annual programs include monthly inspections and mosquito treatments precisely targeted to reduce mosquito populations around your home and property. We treat high-risk areas such as dense vegetation, under patio decks and other damp areas with poor air circulation. We also pay particular attention to stagnant water that can attract hordes of mosquitoes to breed and lay their eggs.
Count on the experts at Massey Services to:
- Prevent larvae from developing into new mosquitoes by treating uncontrollable standing water
- Treat mosquito resting areas, such as shrubs, under decks and beneath patio furniture to eliminate mosquito activity
- Apply a barrier application around your entire property
- Provide a list of recommendations that explain what you can do to help reduce the population of these pests
Our Mosquito program is backed by Massey’s No-Nonsense, Money-Back Guarantee. Plus, if you ever need us between scheduled services, we’ll be back at your convenience and at no extra charge!
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Helpful Tips from Massey Services
Massey Services recommends the following tips to help you protect your family and pets from these annoying and potentially dangerous pests:
- Focus mosquito control efforts outside the home. Keep mosquitoes out of your home by having tightly closed doors as well as windows and screens that are properly fitted.
- Drain standing water from the places it collects around your home (bird baths, unfiltered pools) to eliminate breeding habitats. (Drain often; mosquito larvae can develop and become adults in a matter of days).
- Clear leaves and debris from gutters and drains to prevent the accumulation of stagnant water.
- Avoid working or playing outdoors at dawn or dusk when mosquitoes are most active. If you must be outside at these times, wear long sleeves and long pants.
- Use insect repellent with DEET, applying it not only to skin but to clothing as well (mosquitoes can bite through thin clothing).
- If there is an excessive amount of water outside your home, request professional help to apply a larvicide to reduce the mosquito population.
The CDC provides additional advice on protecting yourself and your family from mosquitoes and the diseases they spread.
*Offer valid with the purchase of any new Mosquito Program and is not valid with any other offer. Discounts cannot be applied towards current services or termite service renewals. Offer expires on 5/31/19.