3 Benefits of Professional Mosquito Control
From rats and mice to roaches and termites, there are many pests you need to prevent from entering your home. Even though they are not known to infest the interior of your house, mosquitoes can affect your outdoor areas, health, and quality of life. Reducing the moisture content in and around your home is beneficial, but ongoing protection from mosquitoes will require some professional help.
This guide will help you understand the benefits of investing in professional mosquito control.
Hiring professionals to treat your yard and home’s exterior may seem like an unnecessary expense. However, it can actually be a smart investment, especially when compared to the ongoing costs of citronella candles and DIY solutions.
Citronella candles and the scent they release are effective for repelling mosquitoes and other insects. Unfortunately, most experts agree that citronella is only effective for about two hours, meaning it is not a long-term solution for repelling mosquitoes.
You may also consider using essential oils and ingredients from your pantry to make repellants or traps. You may think these DIY solutions are more affordable and safer, but they are usually not effective at controlling, repelling, or trapping mosquitoes. Therefore, your homemade solutions will waste your time and your money.
Improves Outdoor Living
Whether you have a basic wood deck or a more elaborate porch, deck, patio, and firepit/fireplace setup, outdoor living offers many benefits for your home and health. You can enjoy reading in the afternoon sun, grilling out with family and friends, or cozying up in front of the fireplace in the evening, all in the comfort of your backyard.
Outdoor living makes your home more appealing and valuable, and it can also benefit your emotional wellness. Spending time outdoors can also improve your mood. Exposure to the natural light of the sun can increase energy levels and make you feel happier.
Of course, if mosquitoes are infiltrating your outdoor space, you will likely struggle to enjoy your time outdoors.
Trusting the professionals to keep mosquitoes away from your porches, decks, and patios will improve your time spent outdoors.
Protects Against Infections and Disease
Mosquitoes are considered one of the deadliest creatures in the world. Because they will bite, mosquitoes can cause you to develop different infections and diseases, so the importance of investing in mosquito control should be easy to see.
Firstly, you should know that most people will experience some sort of reaction after being bit by a mosquito. Even a small bite will cause redness, slight swelling, and itching. If you continuously scratch at the bite, the wound can become infected.
If you have abnormal reactions to insect bites or you have been bitten multiple times, you may have a dangerous allergic reaction to the mosquito bite. An allergic reaction will increase the redness, inflammation, and itching around the bite wound. You may also develop hives around the bite.
In some instances, a severe allergic reaction will occur. If your throat starts to swell and you are struggling to breathe, seek out emergency medical attention immediately.
Other signs of a more severe reaction include the following:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Rapid heart rate
- Sensitivity to light
- Muscle weakness
Again, if you experience one of these symptoms, contact 911 or visit the nearest hospital or urgent care facility.
Finally, remember that many mosquitoes carry life-threatening diseases. Mosquitoes have been known to carry and transmit the Zika virus, dengue, the West Nile virus, and yellow fever. Malaria is also a mosquito-borne disease that was responsible for an estimated 445,000 deaths in 2016 alone.