Summer has arrived and I think we can all agree that you should be able to enjoy your outdoor space without the nuisance of mosquito bites. We certainly tend to spend more time outside during the summer months entertaining friends and family, kids playing on the lawn, or just cooking on the outdoor grille.
Mosquitoes Bring Diseases
Unfortunately, the reason that people hate mosquitoes, past the biting and general irritation, is that they bring diseases that can be pretty harmful to humans, and pets too! These pests generally bring more of an issue when you have little people running around your yard, playing in sandboxes and treehouses – but don’t get us wrong, these diseases can affect everyone.
One of the more common viruses that mosquitoes bring is West Nile Virus.
West Nile Virus
This disease has symptoms that mimic the flu, and it doesn’t necessarily show up anywhere differently. The symptoms of WNV include fever, body aches, rash, and headache. However, sometimes people get through this with absolutely no symptoms at all. But in severe cases, West Nile Virus can actually do some permanent damage. Some of these issues are paralysis, memory loss, light sensitivity, and there is no cure for it. To ensure you steer clear of this disease and other ones that mosquitoes bring, try to keep your lawn and home pest-free.
Here are some important tips to reduce mosquitoes and enjoy your outdoor space all summer long!
Target What Attracts Mosquitoes
A large reason that these little pests are so resilient is the length of their life cycle. Female mosquitoes can lay their eggs in pretty much any water that is still, which means standing water is the enemy in this case. Things such as flower pots, toys, buckets, birdbaths, old tires, unused lawn furniture, anything that collects rainwater, and whatever else provides a wet hiding place for a bug that can easily attract mosquitoes. You should eliminate those spaces as best you can by emptying these things out daily and only refilling when necessary. and reduce the overall population of the mosquitoes.
Professional Mosquito Control is Your Way Out
The Nuleaf professionals are prepared to treat your lawn throughout the entirety of the summer so you will never have to worry about the treatment wearing off or running out. This treatment is safe for pets and kids alike, so you don’t have to worry about keeping kids off your lawn. Once it is dry, they can play freely.
Keep Your Lawn A Safe Place
This Year! Call Nuleaf Lawn Care for Mosquito Control Today!
Don’t let these flying, blood-sucking pests get the best of you this year – choose Nuleaf to ensure your yard is as pest-free as it can be! Our team is trained to make sure these creatures leave your backyard sanctuary alone while you enjoy it for the summer.
At Nuleaf, our mosquito control program, both traditional and natural treatments, is designed to keep mosquitoes and other insects out of your yard. Don’t forget to check out our lawn care program and our tree and shrub care program to make your yard work complete this season.