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BEAT THE BITE OF MOSQUITOES THIS SUMMER

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BEAT THE BITE OF MOSQUITOES THIS SUMMER

 

The Las Vegas Valley summertime is when all the pests are scurrying around the yard and invading homes – from Summerlin to Henderson. Mosquitoes are among the bugs we find annoying.

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there were 2,205 U.S. cases of West Nile virus in 2014, 97 of which were fatal. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) urges Americans to be vigilant against threats posed by mosquitoes.

In the U.S., West Nile virus is the illness most frequently contracted through mosquito bites. However, another mosquito-vectored disease, the Chikungunya virus, has made its way in to the U.S. from the tropics via travelers to affected areas, with the first locally-acquired cases having emerged last year in Florida.

To reduce contact with mosquitoes and prevent the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses, NPMA recommends the following prevention tips:

  • Eliminate areas of standing water around the home such as flowerpots, birdbaths, baby pools, grill covers and other objects where water collects. Mosquitoes need only about 1/2 inch of water to breed.
  • Screen all windows and doors. Repair even the smallest tear or hole.
  • Minimize outside activity between dusk and dawn, when the majority of mosquitoes are most active.
  • If you must spend time outdoors during peak mosquito times, or when you will be outdoors for extended periods, wear long pants and sleeves and use an insect repellant containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon-eucalyptus.
  • If you are concerned about mosquito activity on your property, contact a pest control company.

GLOBAL PEST SERVICES in Las Vegas is a licensed pest control company that is qualified to handle all your pest elimination needs including bed bug infestations. Call our office at 702-657-0091 or go to our web site- to speak with us for all your pest control needs. Get a quote now!

 

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