San Diego weather has taken a strange turn this year. As we head into the fall season, it’s important to note the pests that come along with the current weather patterns and changes. We have seen hotter days and increased humidity, which makes the perfect environment for vectors.
Vectors are classified as an insect that bites and has the potential to transmit disease to those it bites. A couple very common examples of vectors would be mosquitoes or ticks. These vectors are blood-suckers and leave itchy bite marks, and they have the potential to seriously hurt you and your family if left untreated. Mosquitoes are known to transmit malaria, West Nile virus, and even Zika. Contacting a pest control company about your mosquito problem can keep you and your family and friends safe.
San Diego is a beautiful city where there is plenty of water, and it stays warm and sunny all year long. For us humans, that sounds like perfect living conditions, but it’s also the perfect place for mosquitoes and other vectors. Mosquitoes in particular are attracted to stagnant water and warm temperatures. Because we recently experienced some tropical storms and an increase in humidity, the mosquito population has increased this season.
Vectors are prevalent this year. San Diego has been recognized as a place with high-risk for disease-carrying vectors. The issue that we face is that we cannot simply change the weather or living conditions to combat these bugs. As long as these warm, humid conditions continue, our home and community is at risk.
In order to prevent vectors from coming for your home, there are a few steps you can take. One great place to start is to keep any eye out for stagnant water near your home. If you have a fountain that isn’t operating, consider draining it. Is there a part of your yard that collects water puddles? Do what you can to keep things dry. Without moisture and precipitation, you can begin to decrease the amount of mosquitoes and vectors that will be attracted to your home.
Mosquito repellent can work, as well, but only for so long. Finding a natural mosquito repellent that works for you and your family can help keep them from biting you for a short time.
The best precaution and treatment of vectors is calling Mission Pest Control. At Mission Pest Control, we work hard to keep you and your family safe. Because San Diego is at high-risk, calling a professional pest control company is your safest bet to avoid vectors into the fall. San Diego is Mission Pest Control’s home, and we intend to keep it comfortable and safe all year long. Call us, your neighbors at Mission Pest Control, for all your pest control needs.