While the summer months mark the beginning of longer days and warmer weather, they can also signal the onset of annoying and potentially dangerous bugs. Because of an exceptionally wet spring, this summer, in particular, is on course to be a plagued by insects. Here are some important facts and tips from Stern Environmental that will help keep you, your employees and your costumers safe and comfortable.
Dangers of Biting Insects
Most insects will simply leave an itchy and annoying bite, but mosquitoes, chiggers and ticks have the potential to pass on serious diseases and cause health problems. Ticks alone are know to transmit Lyme disease, rocky mountain spotted fever and trigger other life threatening reactions. That is why it is especially important to take real measures to fight back against the robust insect population that is infesting the area.
If you or your employees are spending a lot of time outdoors, be sure to take advantage of the wide range of effective bug sprays on the market. You can choose between formulas that contain DEET or use more natural repellents.
Protective clothing can also reduce bites. Simply wearing pants and long sleeves can keep bugs away from your skin.
Finally, NYC pest control services can help you control the pest population around your business and employees. Safe, affordable and effective treatments can help you stay safe during this summer of bugs and bites.