As the temperature increases, so do the number of insect bites. Mosquitoes and other insects thrive in rising heat and humidity. East Texas has both. In a recent released report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that Texas had the third highest quantity of mosquito-borne disease cases amongst all 50 states between 2004-2016.
Harmful diseases, such as Zika and Lyme, can travel through infected mosquito bites. Since 2004, nine new germs have been reported as spread by mosquito bites, two of these diseases being fatal.
The need for mosquito prevention and protection in our community is rising. The number of disease cases spread by mosquito, tick, and flea bites in the U.S. has tripled in the past decade. The Centers for Disease Control calls for local control organizations with greater tools and staff with greater expertise to effectively reduce the growing threat. These local control organizations are on the front lines of the battle against deadly diseases and are a valuable asset to the community.
Petty’s Irrigation, Landscape, and Pest Control is a local control company that offers effective quality control of mosquitoes. With more than six decades of service to the community and a fully licensed staff by the Texas Department of Agriculture, Petty’s Irrigation and Landscape is ready and qualified to address mosquito issues this season.
The CDC comments that many local control organizations lack the necessary tools to appropriately control mosquitoes. In contrast, Petty’s is committed to staying up to date on the latest pest control practices through ongoing education. One of the ways they accomplish this is by utilizing cutting-edge technology and equipment.
Locals in the East Texas community have the opportunity to protect themselves from diseases this summer at a discounted rate. Through Aug. 31, 2018, Petty’s is offering a discount of $100 off a number of their services, including mosquito treatment. The discount can be claimed by calling 903-539-4860.