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Protect Your Property and Residents from Mosquitoes

By Hope Bowman, Technical Specialist, Western Pest Services

Mosquitoes may be small, but these pests can cause big problems. Mosquitoes are one of the most dangerous pests in the world, causing more than 1 million deaths annually, according to the World Health Organization.

Most active in warm weather, mosquitoes are the greatest threat during summer. Sometimes, they can even be a problem into the fall until the first freeze. Mosquitoes are known transmitters of a multitude of diseases including malaria, West Nile virus, encephalitis, dengue fever, yellow fever, and Zika virus. Add in the fact that female mosquitoes can lay up to 3,000 eggs in their lifetime, and it becomes clear that mosquitoes can become a problem in no time.

Considering the health threats mosquitoes pose, it’s easy to see why you don’t want these pests on or near your property. But what can you do to help prevent them?

The best way to keep mosquitoes away is by preventing them from breeding on your property. Here are five key steps you can take to help protect your property and residents from mosquitoes:

It’s important to take a proactive approach when it comes to mosquito control. By removing potential breeding sites, addressing the areas of your property conducive to mosquito activity, and encouraging everyone to take precautions when spending time outdoors you can help protect your tenants, employees and community from the risks associated with mosquitoes.

Hope Bowman is a Technical Specialist and Board Certified Entomologist with Western Pest Services, a New Jersey-based pest management company serving businesses and homeowners in major Northeastern markets.