As the weather gets hotter, more and more citizens across the United States are beginning to worry about mosquitoes transmitting the Zika virus. The chance of this disease reaching us here in Western New York is incredibly low, but it is always best to be safe! Whether you have tropical summer travel plans or would just like to keep mosquitoes away while you’re in the backyard, Amherst Exterminators has a few important tips for you to remember.
Remove Standing Water
If your yard is infested with mosquitoes, the best way to get rid of them is to remove all forms of standing water. This water is a breeding ground for flying insect pests, and without it you will see their numbers dramatically decrease.
We recommend checking your gutters to make sure they are draining properly and changing the water in your bird bath frequently to help reduce mosquitos’ numbers.
Dress to Cover
Mosquitoes are most active around dusk and dawn, which luckily enough are two of the coolest times of day. If you plan to be outside at these times, wear full length pants, sneakers and a long sleeve shirt to help prevent bites.
Use Bug Spray
Bug spray is the best and most efficient way to protect yourself from mosquito bites, and we recommend applying it whenever you will be spending an extended period of time outside. Check the repellant’s label to make sure it contains DEET and be sure to follow product instructions when applying.
For all your insect pest extermination needs, Amherst Exterminators is here to help! Contact us by phone at 716-908-2475 to learn more about our services and to schedule an appointment to remove the unwanted pest you are facing.