This is an excerpt from the American Mosquito Control Association’s website on why we need mosquito control:
“We already have the mosquitoes. We are continually importing the diseases they carry. We must be prepared to prevent their becoming part of our public health landscape. That requires safe, effective, sustained mosquito control. However, continued public support is crucial for the success of each of these efforts. We will all pay the price for complacency.
Disease prevention through preparedness remains the mosquito control profession’s primary focus, and is fully consistent with the very finest traditions of public health. Yet, the continued increase in worldwide tourism and trade virtually guarantees further challenges from exotic diseases requiring ready control expertise to prevent their establishment and spread. Should these emerging mosquito-borne diseases of man and animals settle into the American public health landscape, particularly as an unintended consequence of environmental policy initiatives, we will have only ourselves to blame, for we have the means to control these diseases within our grasp. We must remain prepared to accept and meet these challenges—our citizens and our nation’s wildlife deserve no less.”
Growing up, our youth was spent playing outdoors – at the local ballpark, baseball, basketball or tag football, hide-and-seek, capture the flag. We roamed through the woods that surrounded our homes. Spent the hours climbing trees, building “forts” out of broken branches, twigs and leaves, swimming in the local pond or lake. Seemed like the perfect world for a kid. Now it’s a battleground for the parent we’ve grown into. West Nile Virus, EEE, Lyme Disease. Zika
Perhaps it’s over-reaction; perhaps it’s just the time we live in. Unfortunately, disease is making its way into our worlds at an alarming rate. And we can do prudent things to prepare and protect ourselves and our love ones.
For first class service and protection at an extremely competitive price, call Master Mosquito Control at 888-321-4486 or visit our website: www.BugHitman.com. We can implement a season-long treatment of your property so you can enjoy the outdoors again.
Although we have lived with mosquitoes our entire lives, how much do we really know about them? The following are some interesting facts about our pesky pests, according to the American Mosquito Control Association:
FINALLY. It’s spring! And that means time for mosquito control! Why? Because according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Zika virus disease is now a nationally notifiable condition. And along with the West Nile Virus, EEE and Lyme Disease, which we have known about for a while now, people should take greater care when playing, hiking, camping and even walking barefoot outdoors. Please note – this is not meant to scare everyone, but to make you aware of the growing trend.
ZIKA: As of this February, 49 states have reported over 5,000 Zika virus disease cases to ArboNET2 over the past two years. ArboNET is a national arboviral surveillance system managed by the CDC and state health departments.
Of the reported 5,040 cases, some 4,748 were in travelers returning from affected areas. These folks contracted it elsewhere and brought it back. But more concerning were the 220 cases acquired through presumed local mosquito-borne transmission in Florida (214) and Texas (6). Another 72 cases were acquired through other routes, including sexual transmission (44), congenital infection (26), laboratory transmission (1), and person-to-person through unknown route (1).
Nearly 90 percent of all cases of Lyme disease are not caused by adult deer ticks, but rather the nymph tick. These are very tiny, almost invisible to the naked eye. They are no larger than a poppy seed on a bagel. Very difficult to see. So while it’s still a good idea to inspect yourself, your children and pets for ticks regularly, there are still preventative methods you can employ to lower the chances of getting bit.
Ticks typically only travel a few feet from where they are born. The Lone Star tick will go up to 35 feet away, but he’s the marathoner amongst a group of sprinters and couch potato-like tick relatives. A female deer tick – the carrier of Lyme Disease - can lay up to 18,000 eggs! That’s a lot of those little critters running around. And they can hang around for up to two years! Besides hitching a ride on a deer, hence their name Deer Tick, they can also be found on other animals such squirrels and birds. Ticks can also live on any animal including the white footed mouse and other rodents. And this is where we can help combat them.
Besides our barrier spray treatments which can effectively address the ticks found in your lawn, killing ticks on contact, the defense can be extended into the woods or nearby heavy shrubbery. That’s where we can employ Tick Tubes. These are recycled, biodegradable tubes stuffed with cotton balls that have been treated with our special tick killing solution. We will place Tick Tubes around your yard in all the locations where mice and other rodents frequent. The treated cotton balls in our Tick Tubes kill the deer ticks in the den but not hurt the mouse or other rodent.
The mouse can enter the tube and take the cotton back to its den, using it as it would any piece of insulation, leaf or other warm protective cloth. The tick, hitching a ride on the mouse, will ingest the cotton, dying in the process.
Between the barrier sprays and the Tick Tubes, you can reduce the tick population significantly by effectively breaking the life cycle of deer ticks in and around your yard. These treatments have been proven to be effective in reducing ticks that can cause Lyme disease by up to 10 times. These tubes kill deer ticks!
A proper Tick Control Treatment, using Tick Tubes offered by Master Mosquito Control, is applied twice during the season. The first time in the spring/summer months and once more in the fall. The object here is to disrupt the life cycle of the tick, so that regular applications, year-over-year will reduce and destroy the tick population.
Call us today at 888-321-4486 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org; or speak with our technician when he applies the Mosquito Treatment to your yard.