A Story That Doesn’t End Well
Warmer weather has finally arrived and we all look forward to getting outside for picnics, barbeques and other family-related events. It can all be fun and games . . . until the bugs arrive. During the annual Easter Egg Roll, President Obama was reading a book to a group of children in the White House garden when they were suddenly attacked by a swarm of bees, disrupting the entire event. Your summer story probably won’t include a swarm of bees but there will probably be a chapter or two that will include mosquitoes.
Tips For Minimizing Mosquito Activity Around Your Home
Mosquitoes are a nuisance and generally associated with an uncomfortable bite, followed by swelling, itchy skin. While a mosquito bite can be painful, the real danger is in the potential for disease transmission. Like other countries around the world, the U.S. is not immune to mosquitoes that carry diseases like West Nile Virus, Malaria, Dengue/Yellow Fever and more. Mosquitoes can affect pets as well, causing Heartworms in dogs and cats which can never be fully eliminated, only controlled. To help you prepare for summer, try these tips for minimizing mosquito activity around your home or business:
- Empty anything that collects and holds water and moisture
- Clean out clogged gutters regularly
- Remove any junk from your property such as old tires, old cars, or old appliances
- Keep vegetation pruned back
- Be careful not to overwater your lawn
Let Us Take The Bite Out Of Your Summer
While these preventative tips can help minimize your potential for mosquitos, it will take routine maintenance to effectively control a mosquito problem. Walker Pest Management has been serving the pest control needs of the Upstate for more than 14 years and our trained, experienced team can reduce your mosquito problem significantly and provide seasonal control for future mosquito threats. We offer special service plans to ensure that your summer is more about family fun and less about frustration. Call Walker Pest Management today for a free mosquito control quote and start firing up your grill for a mosquito-free ending to a storybook summer.
“Let Our Family Take Care of Yours”