ORGANIC MOSQUITO, FLEA AND TICK
Mosquitoes are the biggest killers on the planet and the most deadly animal in the world. With just one bite it can cause great havoc by spreading devastating illnesses like West Nile Virus, Encephalitis, Malaria, Chikungunya and even Heartworm in pets.
Ticks are just as serious a threat as they easily travel across outdoor landscapes and latch onto pets that enter our homes and then land on a human host, spreading Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and other tick-borne illnesses.
Vectors of Infection
West Nile Virus (WNV)
First found in Uganda in 1937, WNV has spread globally. Its flulike symptoms include fever, headache, and body aches. More serious symptoms include disorientation, muscle weakness, neck stiffness and more. Eighty percent of West Nile cases will never display any symptoms.
Among the most serious condition linked to mosquitoes, encephalitis is the inflammation of the brain. It starts as a virus that usually resolves itself, but in the cases that it worsens, it can invade the central nervous system and cause encephalitis. Eastern Equine encephalitis (EEE) is the most common encephalitis and can affect humans and horses.
Spread through the bite of an infected mosquito, the Zika virus is an emerging virus garnering much media-attention. Symptoms of the virus include fever, skin rash, and conjunctivitis and typically last less than a week. A connection between Zika in pregnant women and birth defects is currently being investigated.
This parasitic roundworm infects dogs and other animals. The heartworm larva is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito and proceeds through a variety of life stages. The heartworm takes residence in the host’s heart where it grows to impressive lengths. It is of the greatest concern in canines where it most frequently leads to serious repercussions.
Eradicated in the US in the 1940s, malaria continues to kill millions in Africa each year. Malaria is both preventable and treatable.
With outbreaks in Africa, Asia, and Europe, the Chikungunya virus was first found in the Americas in 2013 in the Caribbean. This mosquito-borne disease causes fever, joint pain, headaches, rash, and swelling. There is currently no vaccine for chikungunya and travelers to affected areas are encouraged to protect themselves against mosquito bites.
What you can do:
- Maintain: Remove any and all standing water, even if it’s a small amount of water, mosquitos will bread in those areas. These are some areas they may be a threat: Wagons, wheelbarrows, children’s play toys, and sandboxes, underneath and around downspouts, in plant saucers, tire swings I’d recommend drilling holes on the bottom of tire swings so water can drain out. Pet food bowls, tarps, gutters, flat roofs and small driveway cracks that may hold standing water. Patching those concrete cracks would also be a good idea. Remove excess grass, leaves, firewood, and clippings from your yard.
- Communicate: Talk to your neighbors about where they might have standing water and send them this information.
- Treat: Have your yard treated for mosquitos every 3-4 weeks from March through October. By utilizing our service of barrier treatment, you reduce the need for using DEET-containing bug spray on your body. Land Medic can eliminate up to 90% of the mosquitos and ticks on a property.
Are you planning an outdoor wedding, graduation party or other outdoor events? Don’t let buzzing, biting mosquitoes ruin your special day. Land Medic’s special events spray will keep mosquitoes off your guest list. About 24-48 hours prior to guests’ arrival, we’ll apply a spray that includes extra protection against biting, stinging insects. It’s exactly what you need for a perfect party:
- Eliminates or greatly reduces the number of mosquitoes that might otherwise bite guests or hover around food.
- Dries in 30 minutes, leaving no odor or visible residue.
- Is applied long before your food and dinnerware arrive, so there’s no opportunity for contamination.
- Provides protection day and night through your entire event.
Land Medic can help you get rid of those pesky mosquitoes so you can enjoy your outdoor spaces again.
- Mosquitoes are resilient pests that will not only ruin your outdoor experience but also carry dangerous vector-borne diseases. At Land Medic, our most popular mosquito control treatment is our barrier protection spray program.
- Applied by our professional applicators around your home and throughout your backyard, this acclaimed, trusted and dependable mosquito control solution eliminates mosquitoes on contact and continues working for up to 21 days, depending on the impact of rain and weather elements.
- For optimum protection, season-long control is highly recommended, every 21 days. Land Medic will remind you in advance of an upcoming service and leave you to notice that we’ve been there. You don’t even need to be home during the application.
- Land Medic protects your family (and pets) from the nuisance and danger of mosquitoes by focusing on the areas of your property where mosquitoes and ticks are most likely to feed and harbor. Once applied, Land Medic provides even greater protection as mosquitoes attempt to feed off your greenery, as the residue from the treatment will knock them down too.