Mosquito-Borne Diseases Are On The Rise In Maryland
Mosquitoes are well known as a vector for diseases, with different species spreading different kinds of illnesses like the West Nile virus, Zika, and malaria. Not all of these illnesses are as dangerous as malaria, especially not in a country with good health care like the United States, but each one carries risks that you’re better off avoiding if you can. So is it time to call mosquito control experts.
Unfortunately, central and eastern Maryland are close to Chesapeake Bay and have a lot of swamps and wetlands where mosquitoes love to breed. The CDC has seen a big rise in diseases spread by mosquitoes in recent years, and thanks to its ecology Maryland has one of the highest rates of disease in the United States.
However, there are steps you can take to reduce the problem in your area. Among our other services, Bugout, Inc. has the Glen Burnie mosquito control experts. Mosquitoes don’t usually infest homes, but they can infest properties and neighborhoods and we have plenty of experience showing people how it’s done.
Inspect Your Yard
In order to lay their eggs, mosquitoes need access to about an inch of standing water. The water can be saline or fresh depending on the species, but the important thing is that the water is still. If they can find that, they will lay hundreds of eggs that use the blood of humans and other animals to grow.
Mosquitoes can find what they’re looking for in swamps and ponds, but they can also find it in your backyard. Birdbaths attract birds, but they also attract mosquitoes if you don’t change the water regularly. Water can also pool in discarded tires, children’s toys left on the lawn, and clogged gutters.
Work Together – Mosquito Control Experts
You should also work with your community to help reduce the mosquito population. As the Glen Burnie mosquito control experts, we’ve helped plenty of neighborhoods and towns spray nearby wetlands with mosquito pesticides and shown them how they can use natural solutions like using aerators to create an artificial current in ponds and stocking the area with fish that love to eat mosquito eggs.
Mosquito-borne illnesses are a serious issue, and Maryland is more at risk of them than most states. That’s why it’s important to control the population and reduce the chances that they’ll pick up and spread disease. So inspect your property, support your community, talk with the Glen Burnie pest control people, and do your part to protect against epidemics.