May 16, 2022
During the warmer months, you want to be able to enjoy your time outside without worrying about mosquitos, ticks, and fleas. With every mosquito bite you get, there’s a risk of serious infection. You might scoff at first, but Mosquitoes cause more human suffering than any other organism — over one million people worldwide die from mosquito-borne diseases every year. Not only can mosquitoes carry diseases that afflict humans, but they also transmit several diseases and parasites that dogs and horses are very susceptible to like malaria, dog heartworm, West Nile virus, and zika virus. With these diseases that are hitting a bit closer to home, it’s more important than ever to be vigilant about mosquito control for your home.
Now onto the next set of disease-carrying pests that can ruin your summer fun! As fleas and ticks become more resistant to common treatment methods, their populations rapidly expand in Tennessee. Ticks are second only to mosquitoes as vectors of human disease including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, relapsing fever, ehrlichiosis, tularemia, and tick paralysis. It is important for the health of your pet, as well as the safety of your family, to include ticks in your yearly control services. Next, fleas are probably the most common external parasite of dogs and cats worldwide. Fleas can carry and transmit several potential illnesses of importance to humans, including typhus and plague, and can transmit “cat scratch disease” among cats who can then spread the disease to humans. Additionally, fleas serve as an intermediate host for tapeworms, which can infect your pet and occasionally humans.
There are many options available for repelling these insects. However, if you don’t have the time or desire to handle it yourself call LawnPro of Murfreesboro to set up treatment. We do one-time services up to regular treatments for the entire season. LawnPro of Murfreesboro will help you reclaim your backyard by preventing these pests from settling and breeding, so you can relax and enjoy your outdoor space without unwanted guests.