Recently, the New York Times published an article on effective methods to control mosquitoes and ticks that cause West Nile virus and Lyme disease. This information is more important than ever as we are coming off the heels of the worst year ever for West Nile virus (claiming 286 lives), and as Lyme disease was named the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the U.S. (33,097 cases in 2011, with only 10 percent of cases actually reported), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Helpful tips, including strategic landscaping to prevent ticks from entering your lawn and turning over items as small as bottle caps to remove stagnant water where mosquitoes harbor are discussed in the New York Times article.
In addition to taking a keen look at your yard, learn more about how pest control products protect your family, pets, and community from mosquitoes, ticks, and more. Without the ability to control these pests, diseases like West Nile virus and Lyme disease would be an even greater threat to communities.