Mosquitoes Plants Prevent

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PLANTS HELP PREVENT MOSQUITOES -Summertime is time from fun in the sun, outdoor cooking and just relaxing next to the pool. But this hot time of the year also brings out that most hated insect in the South, the Mosquito.

In addition to spraying yourself down with whatever you can find to help,
for a greener approach, try installing some of these mosquito and
insect-repelling plants around your yard. These are some natural plants that can help greatly.

Here are 6 plants that can help repel mosquitoes.

Marigolds

Place potted marigolds near mosquito entry-points, such as doors and
windows, or on a deck or balcony where you spend a lot of time outdoors. They also deter insects that prey on tomato plants this is a bonus for gardeners.

Not only do they make your landscape more attractive, but marigolds
also have a distinct smell that repels mosquitoes.

Citronella

Citronella is one of the most common ingredients in insect repellents, due
to its strong smell, which masks mosquito attractants.

The perennial clumping grass grows 5 to 6 feet and can be planted in the
ground or kept in large pots.

Citronella plants thrive best in full sun and areas with good drainage.

Catnip

While Catnip does repel mosquitoes in proximity, some people apply
crushed leaves for more protection.

Lavender

In addition to smelling lovely, aiding in relaxation and promoting restful
sleep, lavender dissuades mosquitoes and gnats from invading your outdoor dinner party when planted in the garden or in pots placed by windows, doors and entertainment areas.

Basil

Enjoy delicious pesto dishes, and keep mosquitoes at bay, with this
insect-repelling herb. Basil is one of the few herbs in which you don’t have to crush the leaves to reap its benefits.

Lemon Balm

Also, known as horsemint, lemon balm’s aroma wards off mosquitoes, but
attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies.

It’s fast growing, drought resistant and reseeds itself, so consider
planting in a pot rather than in your yard to avoid a lemon balm takeover.

We at Southern Pest Control hope that you have found this
interesting. Remember when the unwanted pest problem gets out of control, we can quickly rid you of this problem. We have been helping folks like yourself along the Gulf Coast for over 40 years. Please visit our website at www.southernpestcontrol.biz to meet our team and learn more about us.

 

 

 

Mosquitoes in Ocean Springs


mosquitoes in Ocean Springs

Summer Time Mosquitoes in Ocean Springs- Summer means its time for outdoor fun in the sun, but it’s also prime time for several pests. All that extra time outdoors can bring everything from poison ivy rashes to exposure to Lyme disease from tick bites. And of course, there’s that ubiquitous summer menace, the mosquito.

In the South with the rising temperatures brought about by global warming, the risks posed by these pernicious pests the mosquito could also be increasing. A warmer climate can mean expanded habitats for many pest species, as well as increases in their numbers.

There are many species of the annoying pest called the mosquito found in different areas around the country. While some are merely an itchy nuisance, others come with the risk of spreading diseases like West Nile virus and the Zika virus , including the invasive Asian Tiger mosquito, which first appeared in the U.S. in 1985.

As temperatures around the country rise, the areas that are conducive to such mosquitoes could expand, and the insects could start to emerge earlier in the year, meaning more opportunities for bites that could spread disease. After an unseasonably warm late spring, summer, and early winter in 2012, the U.S. experienced a West Nile Virus outbreak linked to the Asian Tiger mosquito, with some 5,600-people becoming infected. As you know our winter in South Alabama and the Mississippi Gulf Coast was extremely mind this year which could create the similar effect as in 2012.

Asian Tiger mosquitoes tend to die off when temperatures venture outside a range from 50°F to 95°F and when relative humidity dips below 42 percent. A Climate Central analysis examined how warming would affect this range for cities around the country, showing how many more “mosquito suitable” days there were now compared to 1980. In the Mississippi Gulf Coast area, there were 8 fewer days and in South Alabama where were 8 fewer days than in 1980.

So, we at Southern Pest Control ask you to be careful when enjoying the great outdoors this summer. If you need help ridding your home of these unwanted pests, please call us at 800 527-9832. One of our well-trained experts will come out and inspect your property and give you solutions to help keep mosquitos away as well as a free estimate on how we can help.

We have been in the pest control business in the Entire Gulf Coast Region for over 39 years. Please visit our website at www.southernpestcontrol.biz to meet our team and learn more about us.



Plants Help Prevent Mosquitoes

plants help prevent mosquitoes

PLANTS HELP PREVENT MOSQUITOES -Summertime is time from fun in the sun, outdoor cooking and just relaxing next to the pool. But this hot time of the year also brings out that most hated insect in the South, the Mosquito.

In addition to spraying yourself down with whatever you can find to help, for a greener approach, try installing some of these mosquito and insect-repelling plants around your yard. These are some natural plants that can help greatly.

Here are 6 plants that can help repel mosquitoes.

Marigolds

Place potted marigolds near mosquito entry-points, such as doors and windows, or on a deck or balcony where you spend a lot of time outdoors. They also deter insects that prey on tomato plants this is a bonus for gardeners.

Not only do they make your landscape more attractive, but marigolds also have a distinct smell that repels mosquitoes.

Citronella

Citronella is one of the most common ingredients in insect repellents, due to its strong smell, which masks mosquito attractants.

The perennial clumping grass grows 5 to 6 feet and can be planted in the ground or kept in large pots.

Citronella plants thrive best in full sun and areas with good drainage.

Catnip

While Catnip does repel mosquitoes in proximity, some people apply crushed leaves for more protection.

Lavender

In addition to smelling lovely, aiding in relaxation and promoting restful sleep, lavender dissuades mosquitoes and gnats from invading your outdoor dinner party when planted in the garden or in pots placed by windows, doors and entertainment areas.

Basil

Enjoy delicious pesto dishes, and keep mosquitoes at bay, with this insect-repelling herb. Basil is one of the few herbs in which you don’t have to crush the leaves to reap its benefits.

Lemon Balm

Also, known as horsemint, lemon balm’s aroma wards off mosquitoes, but attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies.

It’s fast growing, drought resistant and reseeds itself, so consider planting in a pot rather than in your yard to avoid a lemon balm takeover.

We at Southern Pest Control hope that you have found this interesting. Remember when the unwanted pest problem gets out of control, we can quickly rid you of this problem. We have been helping folks like yourself along the Gulf Coast for over 38 years. Please visit our website at www.soyhernpestcontrol.biz to meet our team and learn more about us.

Mosquitoes Gulfport in 2019

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If you live in South Mississippi or Alabama, mosquitoes may be a year-round disturbance. These tiny, blood-thirsty insects will attach anywhere from head-to-toe, particularly during warmer months. They also carry diseases that can cause severe symptoms like fevers, diarrhea, vomiting, and even death.

Diseases carried by mosquitoes kill more people than any other living species on Earth. Statistics show that more than 700,000 people worldwide die in any given year because of the diseases these bugs carry.

With the rise of global temperatures, along with the rise of human activity, comes a better environment for mosquitoes to proliferate and spread across the world.

The warmer and wetter it is, the more mosquitoes will be around. Looking back to late summer 2018, areas that had long stretch of rain even as far north as Michigan caused mosquito populations to triple or quadruple. More rain means more standing water, which means more mosquitoes. Similar bouts of rain are expected in 2019, which will no doubt lead to similar increases in mosquito populations.

These warmer and wetter conditions allow diseases that mosquitoes carry to be spread quicker and easier. Currently, different parts of the world are facing outbreaks of yellow fever, dengue, Zika and chikungunya, according to studies. Fortunately, many parts of the U.S. still don’t have substantial communities of the primary disease-carrying mosquitoes that exacerbate outbreaks and epidemics. However, researchers believe that by 2050, almost every section of the United States will have communities of mosquitoes at some point during the year. This makes it imperative to take mosquito control seriously no matter where you live. Keeping areas around your home free of standing water and keeping outdoor covered spaces free from clutter that can create moisture with go a long way in helping protect you again a mosquito outbreak. We at Southern Pest Control have been helping folks in the Gulf Coast Region keep mosquitoes under control at their homes and offices. We have been in the pest control business for over 38 years with well-trained technicians and support staff. Please visit our website at https://www.southernpestcontrol.to meet our team and view all the services

Summer Time Mosquitoes

summer time mosquitoes

Summer Time Mosquitoes- Summer means its time for outdoor fun in the sun, but it’s also prime time for several pests. All that extra time outdoors can bring everything from poison ivy rashes to exposure to Lyme disease from tick bites. And of course, there’s that ubiquitous summer menace, the mosquito.

In the South with the rising temperatures brought about by global warming, the risks posed by these pernicious pests the mosquito could also be increasing. A warmer climate can mean expanded habitats for many pest species, as well as increases in their numbers.

There are many species of the annoying pest called the mosquito found in different areas around the country. While some are merely an itchy nuisance, others come with the risk of spreading diseases like West Nile virus and the Zika virus , including the invasive Asian Tiger mosquito, which first appeared in the U.S. in 1985.

As temperatures around the country rise, the areas that are conducive to such mosquitoes could expand, and the insects could start to emerge earlier in the year, meaning more opportunities for bites that could spread disease. After an unseasonably warm late spring, summer, and early winter in 2012, the U.S. experienced a West Nile Virus outbreak linked to the Asian Tiger mosquito, with some 5,600-people becoming infected. As you know our winter in South Alabama and the Mississippi Gulf Coast was extremely mind this year which could create the similar effect as in 2012.

Asian Tiger mosquitoes tend to die off when temperatures venture outside a range from 50°F to 95°F and when relative humidity dips below 42 percent. A Climate Central analysis examined how warming would affect this range for cities around the country, showing how many more “mosquito suitable” days there were now compared to 1980. In the Mississippi Gulf Coast area, there were 8 fewer days and in South Alabama where were 8 fewer days than in 1980.

So, we at Southern Pest Control ask you to be careful when enjoying the great outdoors this summer. If you need help ridding your home of these unwanted pests, please call us at 800 527-9832. One of our well-trained experts will come out and inspect your property and give you solutions to help keep mosquitos away as well as a free estimate on how we can help.

We have been in the pest control business in the Entire Gulf Coast Region for over 38years. Please visit our website at www.southernpestcontrol.biz to meet our team and learn more about us.

Plants Repel Mosquitoes in Ocean Springs

Plants repel mosquitoes in ocean springs

 

PLANTS REPEL MOSQUITOES IN OCEAN SPRINGS-Summertime is time from fun in the sun, outdoor cooking and just relaxing next to the pool. But this hot time of the year also brings out that most hated insect in the South, the Mosquito.

In addition to spraying yourself down with whatever you can find to help, for a greener approach, try installing some of these mosquito and insect-repelling plants around your yard. These are some natural plants that can help greatly.

Here are 6 plants that can help repel mosquitoes in Ocean Springs.

Marigolds

Place potted marigolds near mosquito entry-points, such as doors and windows, or on a deck or balcony where you spend a lot of time outdoors. They also deter insects that prey on tomato plants — an added bonus for gardeners.

Not only do they make your landscape more attractive, but marigolds also have a distinct smell that repels mosquitoes.

Citronella

Citronella is one of the most common ingredients in insect repellents, due to its strong smell, which masks mosquito attractants.

The perennial clumping grass grows 5 to 6 feet, and can be planted in the ground or kept in large pots.

Citronella plants thrive best in full sun and areas with good drainage.

Catnip

While Catnip does repel mosquitoes in close proximity, some people apply crushed leaves for more protection.

Lavender

In addition to smelling lovely, aiding in relaxation and promoting restful sleep, lavender dissuades mosquitoes and gnats from invading your outdoor dinner party when planted in the garden or in pots placed by windows, doors and entertainment areas.

Basil

Enjoy delicious pesto dishes, and keep mosquitoes at bay, with this insect-repelling herb. Basil is one of the few herbs in which you don’t have to crush the leaves to reap its benefits.

Lemon Balm

Also, known as horsemint, lemon balm’s aroma wards off mosquitoes, but attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies.

It’s fast growing, drought resistant and reseeds itself, so consider planting in a pot rather than in your yard to avoid a lemon balm takeover.

We at Southern Pest Control hope that you have found this interesting about plants repel mosquitoes in Ocean Springs. Remember when the unwanted pest problem gets out of control, we can quickly rid you of this problem. We have been helping folks like yourself along the Gulf Coast for over 37 years. Please visit our website at www.soyhernpestcontrol.biz to meet our team and learn more about us.

 

 

Mosquito – This Summer are Bad?

mosquito

 

Summer means it’s time for outdoor fun in the sun, but it’s also prime time for several pests. All that extra time outdoors can bring everything from poison ivy rashes to exposure to Lyme disease from tick bites. And of course, there’s that ubiquitous summer menace, the mosquito.

In the South with the rising temperatures brought about by global warming, the risks posed by these pernicious pests the mosquito could also be increasing. A warmer climate can mean expanded habitats for many pest species, as well as increases in their numbers.

There are many species of the annoying pest called the mosquito found in different areas around the country. While some are merely an itchy nuisance, others come with the risk of spreading diseases like West Nile virus and the Zika virus , including the invasive Asian Tiger mosquito, which first appeared in the U.S. in 1985.

As temperatures around the country rise, the areas that are conducive to such mosquitoes could expand, and the insects could start to emerge earlier in the year, meaning more opportunities for bites that could spread disease. After an unseasonably warm late spring, summer, and early winter in 2012, the U.S. experienced a West Nile Virus outbreak linked to the Asian Tiger mosquito, with some 5,600-people becoming infected. As you know our winter in South Alabama and the Mississippi Gulf Coast was extremely mind this year which could create the similar effect as in 2012.

Asian Tiger mosquitoes tend to die off when temperatures venture outside a range from 50°F to 95°F and when relative humidity dips below 42 percent. A Climate Central analysis examined how warming would affect this range for cities around the country, showing how many more “mosquito suitable” days there were now compared to 1980. In the Mississippi Gulf Coast area, there were 8 fewer days and in South Alabama where were 8 fewer days than in 1980.

So, we at Southern Pest Control ask you to be careful when enjoying the great outdoors this summer. If you need help ridding your home of these unwanted pests, please call us at 800 527-9832. One of our well-trained experts will come out and inspect your property and give you solutions to help keep mosquitos away as well as a free estimate on how we can help.

We have been in the pest control business in the Gulf Coast area for over 37 years. Please visit our website at www.southernpestcontrol.biz to meet our team and learn more about us.

Mosquito Concerns in 2018

 

mosquito

 

It’s Summer time here along the Gulf Coast Region and the mosquito continue to increase as a health threat that we need to stay attuned as to what is happening throughout the country.

There has been an increased range of health hazards from mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks. There has been a 250 percent increase in diseases in 13 years.

The latest report from the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta warns of a rising threat from emerging vector-borne diseases. A team studied more than 640,000 cases between 2004 and 2016, They concluded that mosquito borne disease epidemics happen more frequently

Local cases of dengue fever have been reported in Texas, Florida and Hawaii. Symptoms include high fever, muscle and joint pains, headaches, and nausea.

Florida and Texas have also reported outbreaks of the Zika virus that are carried by the mosquito. The symptoms are similar to dengue fever, including headaches and aching joints. While the disease is rarely life threatening, if pregnant women contract the virus it can be passed to the foetus and case microcephaly. This is where the baby’s brain is not fully developed.

Zika is spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The reports say that the range of these insects has been expanding. They could possibly be in 38 US states.

Another disease Chikungunya has become a major global health problem. It has spread locally also in Texas and Florida. It is rarely fatal but causes fever, severe joint and muscle pains, headaches, and skin rash. There is currently no vaccine for this disease.

At Southern Pest Control, we take mosquito control as a main priority in the summer months here along the Gulf Coast Region. We offer an effective mosquito control program as well as all our other pest control services. We have been serving the Gulf Coast for over 37 years with well-trained pest control experts. If you need help please call us at 800 527-9832, a member of our expert staff will answer your call and address your pest problem. Please visit our website at www.southernpestcontrol.biz to meet our team of professionals.

Mosquito Season Is Here!!

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Mosquito season is well underway. We at Southern Pest Control want to keep you informed about the concerns involving these unwanted pests.

Mosquitoes are insects belonging to the order Diptera, the True Flies. Like all True Flies, they have two wings, but unlike other flies, their wings have scales. Female mosquitoes’ mouth parts form a long piercing-sucking proboscis. Males differ from females by having feathery antennae and mouth parts not suitable for piercing skin. A mosquito’s principal food is nectar or similar sugar source.

There are over 3,000 different species of mosquitoes throughout the world; currently 176 species are recognized in the United States. The use of the word “mosquito” is apparently of North American origin and dates back to about 1583.

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, they also transmit several diseases and parasites that dogs and horses are very susceptible to. These include dog heartworm, West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis . In addition, their bites can cause severe skin irritation through an allergic reaction to the mosquito’s saliva – this is what causes the red bump and itching. Mosquito vectored diseases include protozoan diseases, i.e., malaria, filarial diseases such as dog heartworm, and viruses such as dengue, encephalitis and yellow fever.

 

Diseases associated with Mosquitos

Malaria

Chikungunya

Dog heartworm

Dengue

Yellow Fever

Eastern Equine Encephalitis

St. Louis Encephalitis

LaCrosse Encephalitis

Western Equine Encephalitis

West Nile Virus

Zika Virus.

West Nile & Zika Viruses are 2 of the main concerns in our region.

Keeping your surrounding areas of your home clean and remove any objects, which may contain water, can help avoid a breeding ground for mosquitos.

There are many companies that now offer a mosquito control service. The technician visits your property to provide barrier sprays, delivering effective mosquito control treatments to rid your yard of these unwanted pests.

We at Southern Pest Control offer our own unique affordable mosquito protection service for any of our present customers as well as anyone in the Gulf Coast Region that is having mosquito problems or any other pest issues. We have been serving our region for over 37 years with quality affordable pest control. Please call us at 800 527-9832 to speak to one of our friendly knowledgeable pest control experts.

Zika Virus Symptoms

zika virus

The Zika virus is still in the news. We at Southern Pest Control thought it would be best to give you an update on the zika virus symptoms.

Many people infected with Zika virus won’t have symptoms or will only have mild symptoms. The most common symptoms of Zika are

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Conjunctivitis (red eyes)
  • Muscle pain

How long symptoms last

Zika is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika. For this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected. Symptoms of Zika are similar to other viruses spread through mosquito bites, like dengue and chikungunya.

How soon you should be tested

Zika virus usually remains in the blood of an infected person for about a week. See your doctor or other healthcare provider if you develop symptoms and you live in or have recently traveled to an area with risk of Zika. Your doctor or other healthcare provider may order blood tests to look for Zika or other similar viruses like dengue or chikungunya. Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections.

When to see a doctor or healthcare provider

See your doctor or other healthcare provider if you have the symptoms described above and have visited an area with risk of Zika. This is especially important if you are pregnant.  Be sure to tell your doctor or other healthcare provider where you traveled.

We at Southern Pest Control hope that this information was helpful. Please call us at 800 927-527-9832 if we can help rid you of your mosquito problem. Our team of professionals are standing by ready to help. Please visit our website at www.southernpestcontrol.biz to meet our team and learn about all the services we offer.