Have you heard the phrase, "Killing two birds with one stone?" No matter what you want to accomplish in life, it is always best to maximize your efforts. If you're finally ready to do something about those irritating mosquitoes in your backyard, you may want to consider killing two birds with one stone.
If you've come to the place where you understand that mosquitoes aren't only a painful irritant, but that they can spread flu-like diseases that are potentially fatal, and you've decided to get a professional to reduce the mosquito population around your home, now is the time to maximize your efforts.
Mosquitoes and ticks both live in your lawn. The tick is hoping an animal will pass by or that, maybe, they'll have the opportunity to get on a shoe and climb up under the pants of an unsuspecting human. Mosquitoes wait in your lawn to hatch from their egg sacks. But, unlike those ticks, they don't need any help getting around. As soon as rain moistens the ground, all those egg sacks on your lawn will give birth to a fresh batch of mosquitoes. Both of these pests can be eradicated with a treatment from a pest controller. So, why not take care of them both at the same time?
Why worry about ticks?
Like mosquitoes, ticks are disease carriers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention links them to anaplasmosis, babesiosis, Borrelia miyamotoi, Colorado tick fever, ehrlichiosis, Heartland virus, Lyme disease, Powassan disease, rickets, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, STARI, and Tularemia. Some of these illnesses, like Lyme disease, can stay in the human body permanently, contributing to health problems like heart disease, nerve damage and arthritis. This is definitely not an insect you want hanging out in your backyard. Backyards are for cookouts, games and festivities, not virus spreading bugs.
If you live in Gainesville, Northern Florida or Georgia, contact McCall Service to treat for mosquitoes and ticks. We can take care of both pests at the same time and pass the savings on to you. Then, you can do whatever you want with your backyard, even if it is only to simply lay and stare at the sky.