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Get Ready For Mosquito Season

Dangers of Ignoring a Pest Infestation in Your Home

Mosquito season is upon us, and with it comes the threat of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile virus, Zika virus, and dengue fever. While there is no vaccine or cure for these diseases, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.

Here are some tips on how to prepare for mosquito season:

  • Drain standing water. Mosquitoes breed in standing water, so it’s important to drain any standing water around your home, including in buckets, flowerpots, and birdbaths.
  • Use insect repellent. When you’re outdoors, use an insect repellent that contains DEET or picaridin. Apply it according to the product label and reapply as needed.
  • Wear long sleeves and pants. Mosquitoes can bite through thin clothing, so it’s best to wear long sleeves and pants when you’re outdoors.
  • Stay indoors during peak mosquito hours. Mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk, so try to stay indoors during these times.
  • Install screens on windows and doors. Screens will help keep mosquitoes out of your home.
  • Repair any holes in screens. If you have any holes in your screens, repair them immediately.
  • Keep your lawn mowed. Tall grass and weeds provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes, so keep your lawn mowed and free of weeds.
  • Remove debris from your yard. Debris, such as old tires and buckets, can also provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Remove any debris from your yard.
  • Plant mosquito-repellent plants. Some plants, such as citronella and lavender, can help repel mosquitoes. Plant these plants around your home to help keep mosquitoes away.
  • Talk to your doctor about mosquito vaccines. There are now vaccines available for some mosquito-borne diseases, such as West Nile virus. Talk to your doctor to see if you or your family are candidates for these vaccines.
  • By following these tips, you can help protect yourself and your family from mosquito-borne diseases.

    In conclusion, ignoring a pest infestation in your home can have severe consequences, including property damage, health risks, increased population, difficulty in eradication, and a negative impact on home value. It is essential to take action as soon as you notice the warning signs of a pest infestation. At Del Valle Pest Control, we specialize in the safe and effective removal of pests from your home. Contact us today at (956) 433-3348 to schedule an inspection and protect your home and family from the dangers of pests.

    • Ants
    • Bats
    • Bed Bugs
    • Bees
    • Beetles
    • Centipedes
    • Cockroaches
    • Crickets
    • Earwigs
    • Fleas
    • Flies
    • Gnats
    • Hornets
    • Ladybugs
    • Mice
    • Millipedes
    • Mites
    • Mosquitoes
    • Moths
    • Rats
    • Rodents
    • Scorpions
    • Silverfish
    • Spiders
    • Squirrels
    • Stink Bugs

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