Massey Services Offers Tips to Avoid Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

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Tips to Avoid Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Mosquitos, more specifically the mosquito-borne Zika Virus disease, have been in the news a lot lately. Mosquitos have been around for millions of years and are one of the most irritating pests. Massey Services, the nation’s fifth largest pest prevention company, offers these tips to lessen the bites and keep you protected from mosquito-borne illnesses.

  • Focus mosquito abatement efforts outside the home; prevent mosquitoes from entering by having tightly closed doors as well as windows and screens that are properly fitted
  • Mosquito larvae can develop and become adults in a matter of days; drain standing water often from the places it collects around your home (bird bath, unfiltered pools) to eliminate breeding habitats
  • If there are excessive amounts of water outside your home, request professional help to apply a larvicide to reduce the mosquito population
  • Clear leaves and debris from gutters and drains to prevent the accumulation of stagnant water.
  • Avoid working or playing outdoors at dawn or dusk when mosquitoes are most active. If you must be outside at these times, wear long sleeves and long pants.
  • Mosquitos can bite through thin clothing; use insect repellant with DEET, applying it not only to skin but clothing, as well.

“Mosquito abatement is a process that targets mosquitos where they live and breed, such as uncontrollable standing water,” said Massey Services Vice President of Quality Assurance Adam Jones. “It provides a barrier of protection around your home that is inspected and treated monthly to minimize mosquito populations all year.”

There are 13 species of mosquitos which are capable of transmitting diseases. A professional pest management company can provide proper control and elimination services through a customized mosquito abatement program.

About Massey Services:
Based in Orlando, Florida, Massey Services is the nation’s fifth largest pest prevention company and the largest privately held family-owned company in the industry. Celebrating 31 years of profitable growth, Massey Services and its subsidiary organizations employ approximately 1,860 team members and operate 1,700 vehicles that provide residential and commercial pest prevention, termite protection, landscape and irrigation services to over 488,000 customers from Service Centers throughout Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, South Carolina and Oklahoma. For more information about Massey Services, please visit

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