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Best Ways to Prevent Mosquito Diseases -

Prevent Mosquito-Borne Diseases with Mosquito HeatTM Service.

Mosquitos are certainly some of the peskiest parts of the warmer weather seasons, but most people only think of the irritating itch that comes from mosquito bites. Unfortunately, mosquitos can also present a whole other issue: disease.

If you’re worried about contracting a mosquito-borne disease from a mosquito bite, there are a number of ways to prevent these types of diseases. Mosquito Heat™ by Fit Turf™, services the Michigan and Colorado areas, which means that we know all there is to know about pests like mosquitos in these states. Here’s everything you need to know about preventing mosquito-borne diseases.

  • Currently, there are four types of diseases carried by mosquitos in the Denver area. These diseases are Western equine encephalitis (WEE), St. Louis encephalitis (SLE), California encephalitis and West Nile (WN) virus.
  • In the Detroit metro area, mosquito-borne diseases include West Nile virus, St. Louis encephalitis, Eastern equine encephalitis and certain types of the California group of encephalitis viruses.
  • You can ward off mosquitos in your yard in any part of the country by reducing standing water. This means emptying buckets, kiddie pools, and anything else that can collect even as little as a half an inch of standing water. Because mosquitos lay their eggs in water, this is the most fool-proof to keep mosquitos (and their young) away.
  • Another thing that attracts mosquitos is carbon dioxide, which is much more difficult to reduce, since humans naturally produce it when they exhale. This is how mosquitos seem to find you even in the dark.
  • Mosquitos are also attracted to hot areas, which is why they like to gather near a person’s skin. If possible, wear clothing that covers your skin in order to keep mosquitos away.
  • Certain types of lawn treatments, such as Fit Turf’s Mosquito Heat Program, can help to keep mosquitos off of your grass and lawn. With this treatment, we’ll layer your lawn with a fine mist of our “Mosquito Magic” solution, which creates a barrier around the lawn and keeps mosquitos away. If you’re looking for a more general solution that also wards off other types of pests, Fit Turf also offers a Perimeter Pest Control
  • You may also want to install some type of mosquito netting around any outdoor patios or dining areas to keep mosquitos out of the places where you like to relax. These unobtrusive screens and sheets are some of the best ways to truly keep pests away, and they come in a variety of styles to suit any taste and budget.
  • To keep mosquitos away from your own skin, Wear mosquito repellent containing up to 30% DEET. These come in convenient spray bottles that make them easy to apply and re-apply throughout the day.
  • For clothing or patio furniture with fabric coverings, spray repellents containing permethrin on the surface. Do not apply these stronger repellents directly to the skin.
  • You should also know when your risk of mosquito-borne illness is highest. In most areas, the hotter temperatures of the mid-summer months mean that more mosquitos will be flying around your yard at this time, so you’ll want to be extra cautious at these times.

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