Mosquitoes are an inevitable part of summer in DFW, and their bites can cause severe itching and transmit diseases like West Nile Virus and Zika.
At Paragon Pest Control, we understand the challenges that come with mosquito season, which is why we've compiled a list of tips to help you protect yourself and your loved ones from these pesky insects.
- Tip #1: Eliminate Standing Water
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, so the first step in controlling their population is to eliminate any sources of stagnant water around your home. This includes emptying plant saucers, birdbaths, and any containers that may collect rainwater.
- Tip #2: Use Mosquito Repellent
In addition to eliminating standing water, using mosquito repellent is crucial in protecting yourself from bites. Look for products containing DEET, Picaridin, or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, which are proven to be effective against mosquitoes.
- Tip #3: Wear Protective Clothing
Mosquitoes are most active during dawn and dusk, so wearing long-sleeved shirts, pants, and socks can reduce your risk of bites. Light-colored clothing is also preferable as it attracts fewer mosquitoes.
- Tip #4: Install Screens on Windows and Doors
Keeping your windows and doors closed is not always an option during the hot summer months, so installing screens is an effective way to keep mosquitoes out of your home.
- Tip #5: Seek Professional Pest Control Services
If you're still experiencing mosquito problems after implementing the above tips, it may be time to seek professional pest control services. At Paragon Pest Control, we offer effective mosquito control treatments that target mosquito breeding areas, reducing their population and preventing future infestations.
Mosquito season in DFW can be challenging, but with these tips from Paragon Pest Control, you can protect yourself and your loved ones from bites and the diseases they may transmit. Remember to eliminate standing water, use mosquito repellent, wear protective clothing, install screens on windows and doors, and seek professional pest control services if needed.
Stay safe and enjoy the summer!