Senske Services Pest Control Experts Release Their Top Tips for Avoiding Ticks and Mosquitoes This Summer

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Unfortunately, warmer weather brings increased activity by mosquitoes and ticks. But Senske Services believes that with the right precautions, homeowners can reduce their interactions with these bloodsuckers.

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It is important to keep your family and yourself safe from mosquitoes and ticks during the warmer, if not hotter, months.

“It’s warm now, and warmer, if not hotter, temperatures are coming, so it’s important to understand how to protect your family and yourself from mosquitoes and ticks,” says Patricia Mosley, Director of Marketing.

Ticks and mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance, they can also be dangerous. When they bite people and animals they transmit diseases such as Lyme disease, West Nile Virus, Heartland virus, babesiosis, and dengue fever. To make things worse, these pests have growing populations due to increasing rain and warmer temperatures.

Senske Services' Pest Control division wants to help to lower the number of bites by keeping homeowners up-to-date on prevention methods. The company follows the National Pest Management Association’s recommendations for insect bite protection.

1. Protect Your Skin: Always use insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus when spending time in areas where ticks and mosquitoes hang out. It’s also a good ideas to wear long sleeves, long pants, and light colors.

2. Conduct A Daily Check For Ticks: Ticks can be removed with tweezers. But first they have to be found. To the naked eye, ticks will appear to be about the size of a poppy seed. It’s important to find them as soon as possible after outdoor activity to keep any possible disease from spreading.

3. Protect Pets from Exposure: It isn’t always easy to control pets when they’re out for a stroll. But when walking a dog or cat, it is a good idea to avoid areas of tall grass. After they return from walk in areas where ticks have been found, pets should be inspected for ticks.

4. Inspect Your Property: Protect yards from mosquitoes by eliminating standing water, which mosquitoes use to breed. In addition, keep outdoor play areas and patios away from shrubs and brushes where mosquitoes also tend to congregate. Taking simple steps such as placing wood chips between the lawn and wooded areas can help to deter ticks.

Senske Services promotes the idea that homeowners can continue to enjoy the warm summer days while also protecting themselves from potentially dangerous bites from ticks and mosquitoes. While Senske does not treat for mosquitoes, the company does treat for ticks. Anyone who is dealing with those pests in Senske’s service area is encouraged to give Senske Services a call at 877-944-4007 and speak to a customer service representative, or visit Senske Pest Control.

About Senske Services:
Senske Services, Inc. is a leading lawn, tree and pest control service provider that is locally owned and operated, with its corporate office based in Kennewick, Washington. It has been a trusted source of lawn, tree and pest control services since 1947 across Eastern Washington, Idaho, and Utah, as well as pest control in Las Vegas, Nevada. To see what Senske Services can do for you, visit

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