In addition to being one of the most irritating insects (we’ve all heard the familiar high-pitched whining near our ears that just won’t go away) mosquitoes are also one of the most dangerous. A specific breed of mosquitoes is the carrier for this dreaded dengue disease also known as ‘break-bone fever’ due to the intolerable pain it sometimes causes in your joints and muscles.
In the first six months of 2017 alone, 80 cases of dengue fever were reported in the U.S. Incidents of dengue are on the rise globally and knowing how to prevent the breeding of these deadly insects can help protect your family and loved ones from this deadly, and potentially fatal, disease.
Prevent water stagnation: Stagnant water provides a breeding ground for female mosquitoes to lay her eggs and multiply. It is important to prevent water stagnation, especially during the rains. It is important to clear anything that can accumulate water – gutters, kids pools, flower pots, water buckets kept in your yard – to ensure water does not stagnate in these.
Throw away the junk: Over time, it is natural for unused items to accumulate and turn into junk. To prevent mosquitoes from breeding, be sure to clear this junk that you’ve meaning to dispose off, especially those items that can act as crucibles for holding water, but never got around to getting it done.
Pesticide corners: Mosquitoes thrive in dark and damp places, and the corners of your house could act as resting places for them. Spraying corners with mosquito repellant sprays can ensure mosquito free corners. If you live in or around San Antonio, consult an expert who specializes in providing mosquito control services in San Antonio.
Trim your lawn: An unkempt lawn with over-grown grass, weeds, and shrubs is a potential hazard as mosquitoes simply love making themselves comfortable in these. A neat and trimmed and well cared for lawn eliminates this hazard while beautifying the exterior of your home. Planting mosquito repelling plants and flowers like marigold, lavender and chrysanthemums will ensure these pests are kept out from your house.
Always remember, it is better to be safe than sorry. By following these simple steps, you can ensure your house does not become a safe haven for dengue mosquitoes. If you need professional advice, contact us. We are a trusted and premier provider of mosquito control services in San Antonio.