Blog Contributed by Stephen McClain
Spring will soon be arriving and that means warmer weather and spending time outdoors! Finally, we can shake off our cabin fever and head out into the sunshine. But, one thing we’d all like to forget about is mosquitos. Mosquitos have been the bane of our existence and their pretty dangerous to boot. With the rise of mosquito-born illnesses, like the Zika and West Nile viruses, it’s more important than ever to protect yourself and your loved ones against the pesky bugs.
In case you’ve been concerned with the spread of the Zika virus, let us relieve your fears. The virus is usually spread by the Aedes mosquito and symptoms begin about 2 to 7 days after infection. Symptoms can include a small fever and joint aches, but most people who do become infected don’t exhibit any symptoms. Now, here is where you can breathe a sigh of relief. The only cases of Zika found in the United States have been cases where the victims traveled to high-risk countries, such as Brazil and Africa. So far, no cases have been domestic in origin.
That doesn’t mean those mosquitos don’t bite! Great Estates Landscaping wants you to be comfortable this summer and enjoy your backyard with your loved ones. Not to spend your days scratching mosquito bites! So, we’ve created a program that will eradicate those mosquitos. We start by spraying a safe repellent around areas that will attract the most mosquito activities. The best part is this spray is safe to use around children and pets, so you don’t have to keep them inside while we work. We will thoroughly inspect your property and deliver concentrated repellent around standing water areas (like pools and lakes), and any areas that people congregate (like outdoor patios and porches). We will even return every 21 to 30 days to respray your property. This ensures you get the best protection from mosquitos, all summer long.
Call Great Estates Landscaping today and learn more about how we can protect your loved ones from mosquitos. We’ll walk you through our spraying program and how it can better eliminate the mosquito menace from your backyard.
In addition to being a manager on the landscaping maintenance, installation and turf management team at Great Estates Landscaping, Stephen McClain is a sports fanatic who enjoys spending time in nature and doing outdoor activities with his family.
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