Eliminate Disease-Spreading Pests With Help From Your Friends at AllWet

While mosquito and tick bites are extremely irritating, they are much more bearable than the diseases these persistent pests can spread. Ensure you don’t become a tasty snack for these ravenous varmints and safeguard your property this summer! 

Ticks

One of the most well-known bacterial illnesses spread by ticks, Lyme disease, can range from mild to severe. Most cases can be treated with antibiotics; however, it is wise to actively work to prevent the illness rather than risk contracting a serious case. Some symptoms of Lyme disease are: 

  • Bullseye Shaped Rash
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle & Joint Pain

As the weather gets warmer, you will probably be spending more time in your backyard enjoying it before another harsh New Jersey winter hits. Although wearing long pants and long-sleeves when you’re outside may help guard against tick bites, the best method of protection is prevention such as a Yard Defense Program which keeps ticks at bay all season long. Ensure you and your family are able to enjoy a tick-free summer!

Mosquitoes

Obviously no one likes to hear the buzzing sound of mosquitoes in their ear while enjoying a lovely summer evening out on the porch. Constantly slapping away these tenacious insects can get annoying fast, not to mention dealing with itchy bites! 

However, mosquitoes can also spread dangerous diseases such as West Nile and Zika Virus. While the two are similar in nature, pregnant women are more at risk if infected with Zika, as it can lead to significant birth defects. A few ways you can prevent mosquito bites include:

  • Install screens on your doors and windows.
  • Eliminate standing water in and around your property.
  • Avoid wearing dark clothing.
  • Stay inside at dawn and dusk.

Cockroaches

Because roaches will eat just about anything, it is easy for them to become vectors for a range of bacterial diseases from salmonella to streptococcus. If a roach touches food that you later ingest, you may be susceptible to illness! Identify areas of your home where roaches are commonly located. Be sure to investigate any confined spaces such as behind your refrigerator, water heater, in your pantry, below your sink, in your drain and underneath your kitchen sink. 

If you have any questions about how to protect yourself and your family from the harmful effects of pest-related diseases, give us a call at (973) 862-4172 or visit our website to fill out a contact form. You are also welcome to utilize our live online chat service which will connect you directly with a representative!