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Stay Protected Against Mosquitoes this Summer!

Eden's Advanced Mosquito Control 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.

The Importance of Mosquito Pest Control

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.

Mosquito Pest Control Tips

  • Never have standing water on your property.
  • Drain fountains and water features that don’t have a pump or aren’t in use.
  • Change the water in birdbaths every day.
  • Cover your pool and spa.
  • Use lidded containers on outdoor garbage cans.
  • When enjoying the outdoors, wear long, light-colored clothing.
  • Use ceiling fans or oscillating fans on porches and patios.
  • Use a repellent that contains picaridin, DEET, lemon eucalyptus oil or IR3535. When used correctly, repellents are safe and effective. Apply the repellent over sunscreen or body lotion; reapply it every four to six hours.
  •  Surround your home with plants that repel mosquitoes, like lemongrass, mint, rosemary, wormwood and marigold.
  • Light citronella candles during backyard barbeques.
  • Call a Washington and Oregon pest control company to help.

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.

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