Should you be Worried about Mosquitoes around your Nashville Home?

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Before we know it, spring will be here with warm weather right behind it. That means mosquitoes will be making a comeback. These flying, blood-sucking pests carry diseases and can cause some significant health problems with their bite. Just how worried should you be about mosquitoes this spring and summer? Today on the blog, we explore that topic and how your Nashville pest control professionals at Ameri Care Services can help with mosquito control.

What dangers do mosquitoes pose?

As mentioned earlier, mosquitoes are known carriers of a host of illnesses and diseases, some of which can be severe and even life-threatening.

This list of maladies includes the following:

  • West Nile virus
  • Zika virus
  • Dengue fever
  • Yellow fever

Your best defense against these diseases is to incorporate preventive measures and services as a means of mosquito control.

Home prevention tips

  • Eliminate standing water: It doesn’t matter how big it is. Even the tiniest puddle is substantial enough to serve as an area where mosquitoes can breed. Make sure to keep an eye on pools, gardens, flowerpots, tarps and any containers you keep outside and make sure they remain free of standing water.
  • Keep up and pick up: Mosquitoes thrive in overgrown yards, tall grass, and garden beds that have become engulfed by weeds. Make sure to keep your grass cut low, remove leaves and other organic debris, and generally keep your property well-maintained to remove these locations where mosquitoes like to congregate and thrive. Mosquitoes also love garbage piles so make sure to pick up your trash as well and place all refuse in a container with a lid that closes well.
  • Let it blow: Circulating air deters mosquitoes. If you have a porch or patio that you like to use in the warmer weather, consider installing an outdoor fan in that space to literally blow mosquitoes out of your area.
  • Green thumb: Certain plants serve as natural mosquito repellents. These include marigolds, lavender, rosemary and basil.
  • Close it up: To keep mosquitoes out of your home, make sure that you’ve sealed your windows and doors and repaired any screens that are broken, damaged or have holes in them.
  • Professional pest control: All of the previously listed remedies and measures can do some good but for the best protection against mosquitoes, there is no substitute for the treatments used by an experienced and highly-trained pest control professional.

Although it is impossible to completely eradicate mosquitoes since they live and reproduce outside, the treatments at Ameri Care Services for mosquito control are invaluable. We can install treatments on the borders of your property, or any space within your property that you desire, to form a protective barrier that deters mosquitoes from flying your way no matter what the weather holds.

Mosquito control in Nashville and Murfreesboro in Tennessee

Ready to learn more? One of our knowledgeable and courteous pest control technicians can come to your home or business and compose a thorough treatment plan for mosquitoes and any other pests that concern you. This plan will be customized to your property and needs. With more than three decades of experience, the team at Ameri Care Services has the expertise you desire. Are you ready to schedule your consultation? Contact us online or call (615) 893-7111.