Mosquitoes and ticks are more than just a nuisance. Not only do they cause that annoying itch, but these blood-sucking pests also carry diseases that can make you, your family, and your pets sick. Investing in a mosquito control program is more important than ever to protect your family from the dangers these parasites carry. Maine Tick & Mosquito offers a proactive approach to eliminating and preventing future mosquitoes and ticks from taking over your southern Maine backyard.
Our full-season mosquito and tick control include treatments beginning in April. First, we work to eliminate the adult mosquitoes and ticks throughout your property by targeting where they live, eat, and breed. Then, for complete protection, we target their young and destroy their nests, eggs, and larvae. We do this to help prevent further infestations.
Alternative Organically Based Pest Control
In addition to our comprehensive full-season mosquito and tick control, we offer an alternative organically based pest control service. If you are interested in learning more about this service, please contact us. We offer free, no obligation consultations.
According to the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA), there are 176 species of these annoying insects in the U.S. and more than 3,000 species throughout the world. Many scientists consider them the most deadly animal in the world, contributing close to a million deaths per year.
West Nile Virus (WNV)
The leading mosquito-borne disease in the U.S. is the West Nile Virus. Most cases of WNV are mild and go unreported, causing little if any symptoms for people; however, the disease can cause inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. Other symptoms can include stiff neck, sleepiness, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, and paralysis. At this time, there are no medications to treat or vaccines to prevent the disease.
The Zika virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an Aedes mosquito. Common symptoms include fever, headache, joint pain, muscle pain, and red eyes. The virus can be transferred from a pregnant woman to an unborn fetus causing congenital disabilities for the child. At this time, there is no known cure for the Zika virus.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
While the Eastern Equine Encephalitis is an extremely rare disease caused by the bite of an infected mosquito, if one gets infected, it can cause encephalitis or inflammation of the brain. Some people infected with EEE have no symptoms, while others that develop the illness develop fever, headache, weakness, and body and muscle pain.
Tick-Borne Diseases in Southern Maine
Ticks can often be found in wooded areas with lots of tall grasses and weeds, leaf litter, and wetlands. They can even be found in woodpiles, overgrown patches in your yard, and also on bird feeders. These pesky critters are a nuisance for both your family and your pets. Like mosquitoes, they too carry diseases.
The most common tick-borne illness in the U.S. is Lyme disease. The bacteria that cause it attacks your nervous system, heart, and other organs. At first, you develop flu-like symptoms, such as fever, chills, headache, joint, and muscle pain. Because symptoms mirror the flu, it often goes misdiagnosed. If left untreated, Lyme disease can lead to:
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Less common than Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever can cause fever, headaches, vomiting, stomach pain, red eyes, and sore muscles. Most people also get a splotchy rash that starts on their ankles or wrists. According to the centers for disease control, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever can rapidly progress to a serious or life-threatening illness, so it’s essential to get treated if you have recently suffered a tick bite.
Maine Tick & Mosquito Control Is Your Solution
Don’t suffer any longer. Stop living inside and get back to enjoying your backyard. Maine Tick & Mosquito Control will eliminate these annoying and irritating creatures and give you back the lawn you deserve.
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A single mosquito control and tick emergency spray service before your big event will help reduce the possibility of annoying insects biting and wreaking havoc on your guests. We apply a barrier spray 24-hours before the event to help prevent your celebration from being ruined. Contact us now to learn how.
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