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Deadliest Animals on Earth – Mosquitoes!
More deaths are associated with mosquitoes than any other animal on the planet. Mosquitoes may carry any number of deadly diseases, including:
- Dengue fever
- Yellow fever
- Rift valley fever
- West Nile virus
- Mosquitoes also carry heartworm, which can be lethal to your dog.
Just because mosquitoes can carry these diseases, doesn’t mean you can’t protect your pets and your home.
Protect Your Pets
~ Put your dog on a heartworm prevention program. like Frontline.
~ Keep your pets inside when mosquitoes are most active – early morning and early evening.
~ Change water bowls frequently.
~ Avoid walking your dog in marshy places.
Protect Your Family
~ Stay indoors when mosquitoes are out and biting, usually between dusk and dawn.
~ Wear light, loose-fitting clothing.
~ According to the CDC, the products that provide semi long lasting protection for adults include:
- Oil of lemon eucalyptus, a plant-based repellent, or PMD, its synthesized version
- IR3535 (Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Expedition and SkinSmart)
* Follow the instructions on all bug repellents!
Protect Your Home
- Use screens on windows and doors. Close off any small gaps or openings around screen doors or window screens.
- Reduce mosquito breeding sites around your home. Mosquitoes breed in water that has been standing for seven days or longer.
- For even more protection, call in an expert in yard mosquito control like Apex Exterminating. Using a barrier protection spray program, Apex Exterminating will apply the barrier protection spray around your home that eliminates mosquitoes on contact and continues to work for up to 21 days (depending on rain and other weather).
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