Mosquitoes: Carriers of Serious Diseases

Mosquitoes can definitely be a nuisance by biting and causing you to have itchy bumps. However, they pose much more of a problem than unpleasant bites. These pests can cause you and your family to become sick thanks to the diseases they carry. Bluffton mosquito control companies stay busy all summer long getting rid of these pests from SC properties.

Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Certain mosquito species carry diseases that can make people sick. In some cases, illnesses from these diseases are mild, but others can cause long-lasting effects or serious health issues. Some of the most dangerous diseases are found in other parts of the world, such as dengue and malaria.

However, there are some diseases that occur right here in SC that can also be serious, such as West Nile virus. It’s also important to note that climate change increases the risk of having diseases from other parts of the world show up in the SC area. If the mosquito species that cause these diseases end up in SC due to rising temperatures, they bring these germs with them.

Mosquito Prevention

The best way to lower your risk of having a mosquito-borne disease is by protecting yourself from being bitten. You can do this by wearing insect repellent and wearing protective clothing, such as long sleeves, in the evenings and at night when mosquitoes are more active. Keep in mind that making it harder for mosquitoes to breed also helps keep them off of your property. This means not having standing water around, which mosquitoes lay their eggs in. You can also have your property treated to prevent mosquito infestations.

If you have a mosquito problem on your property, don’t hesitate to call Island Pest Control. We’re among the top Bluffton mosquito control companies in the area. When you hire us, you can count on receiving top quality pest control services to eliminate mosquitoes.