Officials fear the perfect storm this summer in Texas with our mild winter and wet spring which all lead to more mosquitoes. The Zika virus is in the headlines but to date nobody in Texas has contracted the disease locally. However, mosquitoes in Mexico are carrying the virus and it is expected to hit Texas this summer. The bigger risk right now is West Nile Virus which is contracted locally and can have effects just as devastating as Zika. So how can you protect your family this summer? Here are some quick tips to fight the bite with mosquito protection!
Keep them out of your house by using air conditioning inside or making sure your screens in your windows and doors are intact. Look for all sources of standing water around your home. Did you know a soda can filled with water can be enough of a breeding ground for 20 mosquitoes? So even if you don’t think you have standing water, it is worth a check around the house especially with all the recent rain.
Protect yourself from getting mosquito bites by limiting the time you spend outside during peak hours. If you are outside, using an insect repellent as well as wearing long sleeved shirts and long pants are recommended. Many don’t like using the repellent and wearing long sleeves in the Texas heat doesn’t seem all that enjoyable. So what else can you do?
Landscape Lighting Guru is excited to announce we are now offering mosquito protection for your outdoor living areas with a unique new product. The Mosquito Repellent fixture offers mosquito repellency to enhance your patio, deck or yard. The patented mosquito protection system is effective providing protection within 15 minutes of use and is effective against all types of mosquitoes, including the Aedes aegypti mosquito, a known carrier of the Zika virus. It is conveniently odorless, silent, invisible during use – no smelly oils, smoke, or zapping sounds to disturb you.
If you are interested in learning more about how this fixture can protect your family this summer, please give us a call at 210-710-7737.