The CDC, as reported by WREG in the provided link, has issued a warning that mosquito, flea and tick bites have more than tripled the amount of illnesses in the last 14 years.
There are nine diseases that have been reported for the first time in the USA.
Bug bites pose a serious threat to our well being but many steps can be taken to avoid the bite. Remove standing water where mosquitoes breed. Treat flea infestations quickly. Check for any ticks after being outside, especially if you've been under trees. If you find a tick, save it to aid in identification in the event of an infection. Spraying the yard will reduce fleas, ticks and mosquitoes for up to 21 days. Be proactive and enjoy the outdoors safely.
NC Governor Cooper has continued the recent tradition of naming April as Tick and Awareness Month. I wasn't aware until this year but it makes so much sense. April is when we start seeing these insects and they begin multiplying with warmer temperatures. It's amazing what a couple of days in the 80s temperatures will do.
For the 2018 season, I am offering an early payment option. If it's easier for you, you can make a one time payment and get a free spray. Some of my customers have asked to pay upfront and I want to give a discount for them. Contact me at 910-309-5103 and I'll get you on the schedule to spray every 3 weeks. Pay for 9 sprays and get the 10th for free!
Daffodils and blooming trees, budding leaves and bumble bees.
It's exciting when it warms up and we can spend a few hours outside enjoying the sunshine.
All the bugs like it too!!! With this warm weather, they are starting to come alive and reproduce. With an early start to the season, let's get ahead of their cycle and spray so that you and your family can enjoy your yard rather than becoming a hostage to insects.
With an application every 3 weeks, you can extend your time outside and enjoy every minute of warm weather.
Call me at 910-309-5103 and ask about our early season specials and discounts!
Believe it or not, I've been spraying already this year. We had a warm spell a few weeks ago and my customers started calling me! I would have never guessed that February would have been the beginning of the bug season, but the recent cold snap has likely reversed that trend and thankfully so.
From experience, I've noticed that when temperatures are in the 70 degree range or close to it, dormant eggs will hatch and begin the larval stages. All you need is that little bit of warmth, water and time before the mosquitoes will be bothering you. That said, I believe that the general warming we expect in March and April are coming in the next couple of weeks and I expect to start hearing more from my customers.
With my service, there is no contract and therefore no official beginning of the season. My customers make it clear when they want to start/stop any service I provide. The generally accepted period of time between applications is three weeks. The chemical I apply in your...
I was fortunate enough to have one of my customers interviewed by Greg Barnes of WTVD Channel 11 News as well as having one of my signs shown on camera a few times. Certainly the news wants to try and keep a non-biased approach so no local mosquito spraying company was specifically mentioned, but... My customer! My sign!
With the Zika virus on the horizon for the US, West Nile already problematic and conditions in our area that really encourage heavy mosquito populations, there's no better time than to get ahead of the problem. Contact me about starting to handle your mosquito pest problems this spring. Every three weeks we can do an application to keep you, your family and your pets in much better shape.
Here's how the CDC characterizes the Zika Virus.....
"Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon." Yet, the more the CDC studies, the more problems they are finding.
I don't want this post to come across as fear mongering, but more informative. Although there's not a complete remedy for 100% protection from Zika or any other blood borne il...