Now Is The Time To Prevent Ticks And Mosquitoes◀ Back To Blog
April 22, 2014
Ticks and mosquitoes are just as excited about this warmer weather as we are! Even though we might not see them yet, this is the time to take steps to prevent ticks and mosquitoes. Both of these common summertime pests can carry diseases. Taking some steps now can prevent future issues with their bites and the ill side effects.
Ticks can carry serious diseases like Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Fever. Ticks are usually brought in to your property on wild animals. They will find a lovely home in any long grass. They will lay in wait in this grass for their unsuspecting host. This host can be any of your pets or even your family! Ticks carry diseases that they pick up from their previous hosts. They will then pass these diseases on to their current host. This is how humans and pets get diseases that are usually just in wild animals.
Mosquitos are so common that many people don't realize just how dangerous they can be. They too are proficient disease carriers. They are known to carry and distribute such diseases like:
West Nile virus
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Seems kinda scary, huh? I don’t know about you, but I DO NOT want my property to be a mosquito or tick habitat and breeding ground! So, how do you get rid of mosquitoes and ticks on your property? Well, to manage these pests effectively, we believe you will find your worries reside with a quality home pest control program or mosquito and tick control program. Additionally, there are some simple prevention steps that one can take to minimize mosquito and tick issues in the first place. Here are some suggestions from the professionals at Thomas Pest Services that can help you reduce your tick and mosquito presence:
Keep pools covered when not in use.
Allow no standing water, EVER.
Keep gutters clear of leaves and debris.
Keep all drainage systems clean and functioning properly.
Repair or replace torn window and door screens.
Keep grass cut short.
Remove bird feeders (they attract tick carrying wildlife).
Treat your pest with tick preventative (talk to your vet).
Check your clothing and yourself after spending time outdoors for ticks.
Although they are common, ticks and mosquitoes do not have to be common place on your property. Call Thomas Pest Service and start down the path to a pest free summer!