Besides mosquito bites being itchy and bothersome, the bite of an infected female mosquito can spread viruses like West Nile or Zika. This Summer, it’s increasingly more important to take action in order to say safe from bug bites – especially in the humid Summer months in St. Louis.
Our pest control experts have the following tips for individuals and families to minimize their chances of getting mosquito bites this year.
Mosquito Safety Tips for Summer
– Wear long-sleeve shirts, long pants, and socks outside, whenever possible.
– Use insect repellents that contain DEET, picaridin or lemon eucalyptus oil to all exposed skin areas.
– When using sunscreen, apply sunscreen first and insect repellent second.
– Follow repellent instructions, reapplying as necessary when outdoors.
If you’re looking for further protection, we can help! Mosquito Squad of Greater St. Louis provides barrier treatment services. Give our team of pest control specialists a call to schedule your mosquito control visit today.
We would be happy to help keep your family pest and mosquito protected!