How To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes In Virginia
Due to our proximity to the coast, mosquitoes are some of the most frequent bugs we’ll see in our yard over the summer. While all we want to do is spend time outside with our loved ones or go on a hike at Back Bay, we end up covered in mosquito bites or annoyed by their buzzing. Mosquitoes aren’t just an annoying nuisance, though—they can also be a threat to our good health. In this blog post, we’ll investigate why mosquitoes are attracted to us, the threats they pose, and how to keep mosquitoes away from your family and property this summer.
Are mosquitoes dangerous?
Troublingly, mosquitoes can pose a serious threat to public health due to their ability to spread disease. It is why local municipalities prioritize mosquito population reduction and why quality mosquito control is so important.
Mosquito-borne illnesses in Virginia include:
- West Nile Virus
- Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)
- Chikungunya Fever
- Dengue Fever
In the last few years, you’ve probably heard about Zika virus and while there has never been a recorded case in Virginia, our coastal areas are considered vulnerable as known mosquito carriers are present.
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