MOSQUITOES AND YOUR HEALTH
As our climate continues to allow mosquito and tick populations to thrive year after year, the insect-borne disease continues to be a threat. Protect you and your family from these potentially deadly diseases. Shoreline Mosquito Defense’s prevention techniques and services can reduce the chance of exposing your family to mosquitoes, ticks and the diseases that they carry.
We can all agree that being bitten by mosquitoes is not enjoyable. However, insect bites can be more than just painful and annoying, they can be deadly.
Worldwide, mosquitoes are responsible for more than a million deaths each year due to parasitic and viral diseases like malaria and dengue fever.
Your pets are also at risk of the parasitic heartworm larva that is transmitted by mosquitoes.
Each year, mosquito populations throughout the United States are testing positive for carrying West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
Tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever continue to be a concern.
What can you do to protect your family?
Eliminate any standing water. Mosquitoes need water to breed, so if you eliminate their breeding ground, you can greatly decrease the number of mosquitoes in your yard. Included with our service, we will point out potential breeding grounds and provide proper instruction to prevent the accumulation of standing water.
Here are a few tips to make your yard less appealing to biting insects:
Frequently empty your birdbaths, children’s toys, kiddie pools, tire swings, garden containers, etc.
Get rid of objects such as old tires, buckets, or water holding containers.
Regularly flush out your gutters to remove leaves and other debris.
Fill in the low areas in lawns and landscaped areas where rain water may collect and stand for more than seven days.