Flea, Tick, and Mosquito Control
Backyard pests can be a big nuisance. Especially in the warmer months. Not only do fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes cause irritating bites, but they can also carry diseases that can be harmful to you, your family, and your pets. We all have enough to worry about these days—and it just makes sense to reduce our risks.
The importance of Mosquito Lawn Treatment
The most common mosquito-borne disease in the state of Pennsylvania is the West Nile virus, but there is always the risk that global illnesses such as zika, malaria, and dengue fever could be introduced to mosquitos in Pennsylvania and potentially cause serious health complications or even death.
The good news is that with the right precautions, you can limit your exposure to mosquito bites and greatly reduce your chances of contracting a mosquito-borne illness. Some bite prevention methods include eliminating pools of standing water on your property (where mosquitos breed), wearing protective clothing, and staying indoors. But a thorough mosquito lawn treatment is a comprehensive prevention method that will allow you and your family to freely enjoy your yard.
Why You Should Invest in Flea and Tick Lawn Spray
When we think about fleas and ticks, most of us think of our furry friends first. But the truth is that if your beloved pet gets fleas or ticks in their fur, those pests can be introduced into your home and be transferred to you or your children.
Some examples of flea-borne diseases that can be transmitted directly to humans are typhus and plague. But there are also diseases such as “cat scratch disease” that can infect household cats as an intermediate host and eventually infect the human members of your family.
Ticks are known hosts for a whole slew of diseases that can be transmitted to humans—the most notable of which is Lyme disease: the most common vector-borne disease in the United States. If left untreated, Lyme disease can cause serious symptoms such as severe swelling or joint pain, facial palsy, nerve pain, inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, and heart palpitations.
Why It’s Important to Hire a Professional
Homemade pest control products are often ineffective, and chemicals purchased at the hardware store could pose a threat to children or pets. Hiring a professional to administer your flea, tick, or mosquito prevention treatment is really the best option to ensure a safe and effective service.
As you begin your search for the right company to complete your pest control treatment, make sure you ask questions and check credentials. If a technician uses the wrong type of solution or conducts an improper spraying technique, the treatment may not be effective… and essentially be a waste of money. So, always make sure you see a license or certification to ensure that the company you hire has the training and experience necessary to get the job done right.