Protect Your Family From Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV)
Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV), a fatal virus spread by mosquitos, has been detected in Florida. EEEV is a rare virus that causes brain swelling, and could be fatal. 1/3 of those infected with the virus will not survive, while survivors typically walk away with some form of brain damage. It is now more important than ever to protect your family from the hungry bites of mosquitos in and around your home.
Here are 3 helpful tips to keep your home and surrounding area safe from mosquitos this summer:
1) Remove Any Standing Water from your Yard
Make sure that any plastic toys, tubs, old tires, bird baths and baby pools are all clear of standing water. These are breeding grounds for mosquitos and one small body of water can multiply the mosquito population in yard very quickly.
2) Always Have a Mosquito Repellent On Hand
You can’t always control the environment surrounding your family, that means you need something to prevent bites when you are on the go. There are a number of great mosquito repellents with a large variety of ingredients that will fit any family’s lifestyle. From natural products, to strong deep wood varieties, always have your favorite on hand. Check out products with DEET or Picaridin for a stronger defense and mosquito repellent wipes for ease on the go.
3) Make Sure Your Windows are Secure
We all want the cool night time breeze to come into our homes, but make sure that you keep out the unwanted mosquitos by securing your screens and windows. Each month, make sure to take inventory of the condition of your screens and windows to ensure that there are no rips or holes. Even the smallest puncture in your screen could bring in unwanted mosquitos as they seek to find the warm glow of light at night.
4) Call Your Mosquitonix Team
Mosquitonix is able to access your home and yard and recommend the best option to keep mosquitos away! We offer one time spraying, event spraying, and even do installation of a long term solution that mists as your family enjoys the outdoors. Give us a call today to learn more and schedule your free consultation!
If you need help in eliminating these pesky biting insects from your yard, our MosquitoNix® Team in Southeast Florida from Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, & Miami are here to help!