With mosquito season approaching, many people in the South are dreading the coming months. These…
After such a traumatic year last year, it’s safe to say that many people are now more conscious of their health.
That being said, with summer coming up, it’s important to note that one of the best things you can do for your health is prevent mosquito bites.
As you’re probably all too familiar with (especially down here in the swamp), these blood-suckers not only make you itch, but can also spread viruses and even cause death.
The only way to avoid getting sick from mosquito borne illness is to not get bitten.
If you’re not sick of hearing from the CDC by now, continue reading as we dive into their helpful tips for preventing mosquito bites this summer. Here’s what you need to know.
1. Be vigilant in warm, enclosed spaces
Mosquitoes will bite at all hours of the day–indoors and outdoors. They thrive in warm places and can breed anywhere there is water. These pesky bugs tend to hibernate in warm, enclosed spaces such as sheds, garages, and under homes. Be vigilant in these places, because you’ll likely encounter a mosquito or two.
2. Keep them outside
Door and window screens, as well as air conditioning, will be essential in keeping mosquitoes out of your house. In third world countries where these options are unavailable and the risk of disease is much higher, mosquito bed nets should be used.
3. Use bug spray in combination with long clothing
The most obvious way to prevent mosquito bites is by wearing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered bug spray and long clothing. The best insect repellents will contain at least one of the following: 2-undecanone, picaridin, para-menthane-diol (PMD), DEET, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535.
4. Call Stan’s
At Stan’s Airboat & Marsh Excavator Service, we’re no strangers to these annoying pests. Located in SWLA, we’ve been working in mosquito breeding grounds for years, getting rid of the stagnant water that allows them to reproduce.
Most land that supports these breeding grounds cannot hold the weight of conventional digging equipment. At Stan’s, our fleet of special equipment allows us to access these fragile areas with ease, and dig drainage ditches so that standing water can be pumped out. Make summer of 2021 mosquito-free and contact Stan’s to request a quote!