If you’ve been keeping up with our blog (or the news in general), then you’re well aware of the danger that flying insects (especially mosquitoes) can pose during summer months. Aside from uncomfortable bites and stings, they can also carry disease (such as dengue, malaria, West Nile Virus, Zika, etc) and act as catalysts for (possibly life-threatening) allergic reactions.
Now that summer has come, the warmer weather encourages them to be more active, which means an INCREASED RISK for your home AND your loved ones!
One of the most common ways for stinging and biting insects to get into your home and start causing trouble is through tears and holes in the screens on windows and doors. At first glance, these holes may seem like minor cosmetic annoyances, but the fact is that they can potentially have a BIG impact on your health (and your wallet, should you need medical treatment).
Luckily, the National Pest Management Association has created this quick, easy to follow video designed to show you how you can protect your home by repairing screens to avoid an infestation!
Of course, a screen is handy home decor, and certainly protects your home from insects who may try coming in through the window / door…. but remember, insects like to wedge into all sorts of small spaces! That’s where help from your friendly neighborhood Pest Control man comes in! He provides ongoing (and warrantied) protection against any bothersome pests that may come a-knockin’!