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Go mosquito-free this summer with ORKIN
Go mosquito-free this summer with ORKIN. We live in the city of Atlanta and while we love city living, our backyard is all woods. There are several walking trails, a waterfall and tons of vegetation. There is no grass back but there sure are a lot of mosquitoes.
We have been working on creating a nice, outdoor living area on our back deck but it has been tough with all of the bugs. We have to spray ourselves before we can even go outside. Did you know that some species of mosquitoes can transmit diseases such as Zika virus, Chikungunya virus and West Nile virus?
I understand the importance of taking precautions to help prevent mosquito bites, especially in the summer months when mosquitoes are most active but sometimes this can be hard and even with all of the spray, those pesky mosquitoes still manage to find a way to bite me.
We have had friends over and the moment we walked on the back deck, the mosquitoes started swarming. People were batting at these pests and no one was enjoying themselves so we all came back inside.
With all of the crazy weather we’ve had so far this year, meteorologists are now predicting a sweltering summer, and we know that with hot weather come nasty nuisances of the insect variety. Our backyard is no exception; it is a mosquito haven.
Well it used to be a mosquito haven. Our yard was just treated by an ORKIN professional who is an expert at mosquito eradication. And now we can hang out on our deck with friends and not get eaten alive.
When outdoors, it is extremely important to always protect yourself from mosquito bites. With thing like Zika virus, Chikungunya virus and West Nile virus being top of mind, we HAVE to take precautions to protect ourselves and our families. Here are some things that you can do to be proactive around your house to protect everyone:
1. Use EPA-registered mosquito repellents containing one of the following active ingredients: DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, para-menthane- diol or IR3535.
2. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
3. In your yard, eliminate standing water where mosquitoes can breed.
- Remove standing water from gutters, buckets, toys and other containers
- Change water weekly in bird baths, fountains, potted plants and any containers that hold standing water.
- Keep pool water treated and circulating.
4. Around your home, eliminate mosquito entry points.
- Use air-conditioning when possible.
Close gaps around windows and in walls.
Repair and use window and door screens to help prevent entry.
Call ORKIN TODAY!
Are mosquitoes are ruining your summer fun? Simply contact the licensed pest professionals at ORKIN by clicking here to request a free inspection. Go mosquito-free this summer with ORKIN.
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