Preventative Pest Control Advice To Keep Asian Tiger Mosquitoes At Bay
Unless people have been hiding out for the last decade or so, they have at least heard a little bit about Asian Tiger Mosquitoes. According to the University of California, Riverside, the invasive species was spotted in the United States for the first time in the mid-1980s. Apparently, the pests came here via a commercial shipment of tires. However, these flying insects are capable of adapting to various climates, and they can now be found in more than 900 counties spanning across 26 states.
Unfortunately, Maryland happens to be one of those locations. The mosquito was first discovered in Baltimore back in 1987. Since then, the species has spread all over the Old Line State. Why is this such a big deal? Web MD states that in Asia, the insect is well-known for transmitting illnesses to humans such as encephalitis, dengue fever, yellow fever, and West Nile fever.
Meanwhile, in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that the Asian Tiger Mosquito is responsible for five viruses, two of which can infect humans. They are encephalomyelitis and Cache Valley. The other three affect birds, cats, dogs, and other animals. Due to health being a topic of concern, residents must take precautions to avoid becoming sick. Continue reading to learn about some preventative pest control tips that will help you eliminate the bugs from your property.
Now, The Preventative Pest Control Tips
1. Hire An Exterminator
Our pest control organization has been helping Glen Burnie and surrounding area residents with their extermination needs since 1988. The technicians know how these flying insects, rodents, and more operate. They will put a treatment plan into effect to eliminate the problem. If it happens to be Asian Tiger Mosquitoes, the team will be more than happy to help you and your family reclaim your yard. After all, folks shouldn’t have to fear going outside at their own home.
2. Wear Long Sleeves, Pants, And Use Approved Mosquito Repellant
Often, pregnant women and infants cannot utilize repellants. Therefore, they have to take other measures to avoid being bitten. One option is to wear long-sleeve shirts and pants. Also, Maryland citizens may want to consider investing in a mosquito tent or net. They can cover the babies stroller with the netting before going for a walk. Then again, a tent can serve as a place for the entire family to enjoy a meal outside. For those that can use repellant, the CDC recommends purchasing products that include the ingredients…
• Picaridin, Also Known As KBR 3023
• Para-Mentane-Diol (PMD)
• Oil Of Lemon Eucalyptus (OLE)
3. Fix Standing Water Issues
Asian Tiger Mosquitoes can lay eggs in a very small amount of water. Stopped up rain gutters, pet water bowls, and birdbaths can prove to be the perfect breeding ground. So, don’t give the population a chance to thrive by removing things where standing water accumulates.