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Kill the Mosquito Before it Kills You

October 2nd, 2014 by Rove Pest Control in Mosquito

Everybody knows it; Minnesota has lots of water. All that water provides recreation, fishing, skiing, and mosquitoes. You could easily rename the ‘land of 10,000 lakes’ to the land of a trillion mosquitoes. Whether or not you are sick of swatting mosquitoes every time you go outside, a new invader to Minnesota should worry you.

The Japanese Rock Pool Mosquito

How it arrived in America is a mystery, but the Japanese Mosquito is here in Minnesota and it is not very nice. It looks a lot like the mosquitoes you see in your yard every evening. It lays eggs in the same standing water as all the other container mosquito varieties. The reason you should be worried about the Japanese rock pool mosquito is what it can transmit.

What Is The Problem?

The Japanese mosquito carries a nasty disease called Japanese Encephalitis. Encephalitis is a fancy medical term for inflammation of the brain. When you get bit, a small amount of the virus enters your blood from the mosquito. If you look at the bite, you won’t notice anything out of the ordinary. Nothing will happen to the outside of your body; inside of you is the problem. The virus begins to invade your body and in five to fifteen days, you will notice the symptoms. Initially, you will suffer a severe headache, chills, a high fever, nausea and vomiting. If the disease is left to progress, it will inflame the brain and cause seizures, even coma, or paralysis. Before you lock the doors, windows and never go outside again, keep reading. Most people will only develop mild symptoms or nothing at all. However, of those that do develop severe conditions, one in four will die. Maybe you still want to lock those windows.

What can you do to reduce or eliminate the problem?
· If you are going to be outside for an extended amount of time, use an effective insect repellent.
· Wear long sleeves and pants, especially at dusk and dawn.
· Eliminate breeding areas. Make sure you remove standing water from your yard especially in the spring and early summer.
· That includes tarps, old tires, buckets or puddles. Remember, if you leave any standing water you will have mosquitoes.
· Call Rove Pest Control.

You Need Rove Pest Control

Killing mosquitoes is kind of our thing. Our technicians are certified pesticide applicators. That means we know how to eliminate pest problems safely. We understand mosquito life cycles and know the best and most up to date treatment methods. When we eradicate populations, we use the proven Integrated Pest Management approach. Our technicians use a multi-pronged tactic, and the result is a mosquito free zone. Your family and friends will thank you as they enjoy your pest free backyard. If you are living in Minnesota, the land of a trillion mosquitoes, you need to call in the experts. If you have mosquitoes, then we have a solution that will meet your needs. Give Rove Pest Control a call; we can handle any pest.