Prevent Mosquito Problems in Greater Boston, MA
Massachusetts residents are susceptible to diseases transmitted by the mosquito. Greater Boston homeowners should consider using professional pest control services to protect their homes and yards from these pests. Mosquito breeding season is in the spring and summer. Preventative action should be taken early to ensure summer doesn’t bring a cloud of mosquitoes with it. Yankee Pest Control can provide residents with control plans targeted to mosquitoes and other backyard pests, in addition to removing pests from the home.
Recently, we have discovered the mosquito is responsible for transmitting a large number of diseases to the United States. Ailments that were at first only seen in other countries have made their way into the United States via infected travelers. Mosquitoes spread them quickly. Homeowners with a severe infestation of mosquitoes in Greater Boston should contact Yankee Pest Control to build an action plan.
Mosquitoes Spread a Number of Debilitating Diseases
Some of the diseases spread by mosquitoes include:
- Chikungunya: This is a new disease to the U.S., first reported in 2014. Symptoms of Chikungunya virus include fever, joint pain, headaches, and a rash. There is no known treatment for this virus.
- West Nile Virus: One of the most common mosquito-transmitted diseases, most people do not suffer from any symptoms of this virus. A small amount of the population may experience severe symptoms of meningitis, including high fever, neck stiffness, disorientation, and even seizures. At the moment, there is no specific treatment for WNV.
- Eastern Equine Encephalitis: Though rare, this disease is still reported in the United States. In fact, Massachusetts is at the top of the list for the highest number of reported cases. EEE can cause flu-like symptoms, inflammation in the brain, and may cause death.
Enjoy Summer without Mosquitoes
We provide comprehensive protection against mosquitoes and other yard and household pests with our management plans. Contact us today at 781-397-9923 for help dealing with mosquito populations. Greater Boston has taken advantage of Yankee Pest Control’s service since 1990.