PUBLISHED ON August 19th, 2014
When you think of Washington and Oregon pest control services, you may associate it with getting rid of pests after they infest your home. Pest control, however, is also about prevention. Preventive measures are the best way to protect yourself and your family from vector-borne diseases, which microbes from blood-sucking insects, like mosquitoes, cause.
In the last couple of decades, mosquitoes in the U.S. have gone from being an itch-causing nuisance to an insect with the potential to transmit the West Nile virus. Recently, Asian tiger mosquitoes that carry chikungunya found their way to the Americas. Oregon and Washington pest control experts warn that it’s only a matter of time before Asian tiger mosquitoes make their way to the U.S.
With the number of West Nile virus cases increasing the Pacific Northwest and the threat of chikungunya looming, it’s up to you to be proactive about prevention, especially during the warm months of the year.
Eden offers Advanced Mosquito Control that targets pests that spread vector diseases, but keeps the environment safe. Summer officially ends in October, so it’s not too late to get a handle on mosquitoes. Call Eden today to learn if an integrated mosquito management program is right for your property.