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Mosquito Update

Posted by: Cooper Pest

In the United States, mosquitoes are known to spread West Nile virus, eastern equine encephalitis and, in recent months, chikungunya virus. These illnesses do not have specific vaccines or treatments, so prevention of mosquito bites throughout the fall months is crucial.

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Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes Continue to Bite as Summer Draws to a Close

Cooper Pest Solutions encourages ongoing vigilance against mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases

Lawrenceville, NJ (August 13, 2014) – Summer is in its final weeks, but that doesn’t mean mosquitoes will disappear with the arrival of cooler weather. Cooper Pest Solutions, a pest management company servicing New Jersey and Pennsylvania, urges people to remain cautious of mosquitoes as they are known to flourish well into the fall months, continuing to pose a health risk. Cooper Pest will continue to offer their mosquito free service throughout the early fall, as well as their special event mosquito service.

“Although mosquitoes are often associated with the summer heat, they also thrive during the fall season,” said Laura Dykes, Regional Manager at Cooper Pest Solutions. “In fact, mosquitoes will remain active until the temperature drops below 60 degrees, which means the threat of mosquito-borne diseases is still a concern in the coming weeks.”

“As the seasons begin to change, it’s still important for people to apply bug spray containing DEET, picaridinor oil of lemon eucalyptus when spending time outdoors. This alone will significantly decrease their chances of getting bitten by an infected mosquito,” added Dykes.

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a nonprofit organization committed to the protection of public health, food and property from household pests, also recommends the following tips to avoid exposure to mosquitoes.

  • Wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts and closed-toe shoes to protect the skin

  • Minimize outside activity between dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active

  • Eliminate areas of standing water around the home, such as flowerpots, birdbaths and baby pools. Mosquitoes only need about ½ inch of water to breed

  • Screen all windows and doors, repairing even the smallest holes that could serve as entry points for pests

For more information on mosquitoes, please visit www.cooperpest.com.

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