Mosquitoes are a growing concern in our area. They can transmit disease and really ruin a day outdoors. There are a lot of questions our customers have about them, feel free to use our informational sections below to learn all about mosquito biology and prevention. If you would like to learn about our Yard Guard Mosquito and Tick Control program, please click here to learn more.
Thankfully, you don’t have to suffer from ticks and their bites.
Depending on the environment bed bugs are harboring, there may be a different “best” approach in the way to treat for bed bugs. Viking offers two effective and successful methods in the treatment of bed bugs for you to choose from. We offer a conventional bed bug removal service with various application techniques and we also offer heat treatments to remove bed bugs. Once we see the environment, we can determine which solution is right for you!
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What are Mosquitos?
While you know a bothersome mosquito when you see one, we’re sure there are a few facts about them of which you aren’t aware, such as:
● Only female mosquitos bite.
● Mosquitoes can smell human breath and use it to find us.
● It’s the mosquito’s saliva that causes bumps.
● Mosquitos prefer temperatures of at least 80 degrees.
Now that you have a bit more understanding about these six-legged pests, let’s brush up on a bit of mosquito prevention.
How Do I Prevent Mosquitos?
While we’d be more than happy to help you with your mosquito problem, we’re sure you’d rather never have to deal with them in the first place. The very first thing you’ll want to do is get rid of any sources of standing water on your property to keep mosquitos from laying eggs and turning your home into a maternity ward. You should also keep your lawn and vegetation well-trimmed. Finally, some plants that act as a natural mosquito repellant include peppermint, basil and lavender. Read our “How To Prevent Mosquitos” article here.
How Serious are Mosquitos?
While mosquitoes are known for transmitting diseases, the chances of you contracting malaria, Zika, dengue fever or chikungunya are slim. If you feel feverish, dizzy or confused after a mosquito bite, it’s best to visit your doctor ASAP. With the Zika virus, symptoms are mild and may last less than a week. They include fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes. In many cases there are no symptoms. Zika may cause birth defects in pregnant women. There is not a known vaccine yet.
Exterminate Mosquitos. Call Viking Today
Say bye bye to those Mosquitos for good. Mosquito removal and prevention techniques from Viking include our control program, which includes treating your entire yard to keep mosquitos from sucking your blood and enjoyment. Learn more by giving us a call today at 844-636-9308. If you like, you’re also welcome to submit an online Contact Us form.