As the warm weather approaches, outdoor activities will become the norm for many families. BBQs, walks in parks, and sunbathing mark some of the most frequent activities during the warmer seasons.
Unfortunately, they also attract some uninvited company in the form of mosquitoes and ticks.
These insects pose a serious danger to both humans and animals. Not only are they annoying, but a single bite from one of these creepy crawlies can cause serious health issues, and in extreme cases even death.
The following are some of the most serious reasons why you need to get rid of mosquitoes and ticks from your yard as soon as possible.
1. Lyme Disease
Ticks are the most frequent transmitters of lyme disease.
A unique and very dangerous form of bacteria is what makes up lyme disease. Symptoms typically include:
- High fever
- Heart palpitations
If left untreated, lyme disease will spread to the heart, joints, and the nervous system, causes mayhem in the body that will later be very difficult to get rid of.
2. West Nile Virus
Although it may sound exotic, the West Nile Virus has actually been recorded in several locations in the United States.
It spreads from bites of infected mosquitoes that carry the virus after drawing blood from an infected bird.
- Strong headaches
- High fever
- Muscle weakness
The West Nile Virus is characterized by serious neurological problems such as meningitis and encephalitis. Both illnesses are very difficult to get rid of, and in serious cases will result in the death of the patient.
3. Zika Virus
The Zika Virus is another illness that comes from mosquitoes who originate from Asia.
Also known as the ‘tiger mosquito’ because of the tiger stripes on its back, this insect has largely expanded across the United States and is causing havoc for healthcare workers. Not all tiger mosquitoes are infected with the virus, but those that are will quickly spread it to both humans and animals.
Common symptoms of the Zika Virus include:
- High fever
- Joint pain
Unfortunately, pregnant women are especially vulnerable to this virus, which is why it is essential that the cause of it be removed from their environment as soon as possible.
How to Remove Mosquitoes and Ticks from Your Environment
Although there are many commercial products on the market that claim to get rid of these insects, attempting to take care of the problem on your own is extremely dangerous.
No matter how much you try to protect yourself, exposing your body to mosquitoes and ticks in the process could end with disastrous consequences. This is why you must always hire a professional team to do the job!
At RidAway, our yard care experts know how to protect you from these pests.
Our protection plan includes several stages:
- Discovering the location where these pests hide
- Carefully eliminating the pests and clearing the area
- Ensuring that your environment is safe for living
- Periodical visits to ensure there are no new invaders
- An annual treatment program to keep you safe 365 days of the year
- State licensed and industry certified professionals and equipment
Don’t wait for any of these illnesses to become a problem in your life. Give us a call right now to fix the problem before it’s too late.