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The Zika Virus Part 2: How To Protect Your Home

Protecting your home is always of utmost importance to us at Knox. Here are a few ways you can keep mosquitoes, the carriers of the Zika virus, away from your home.

Avoid Standing Water

Mosquitoes like to lay their eggs in stagnant water, like buckets left outside and full of rainwater, animal food bowls, flower pots, vases, etc. After it rains, look around outside your home and empty out anything with standing water to help prevent mosquito eggs.

Protect Yourself From Bites

The mosquitoes carrying the virus-like to bite during the daytime, so if you know you will be in an area that may have mosquitoes take bite preventative measures. Wear long sleeves and pants if possible, and use insect repellent on exposed skin. Treat your clothes with the repellent before putting them on, even down to your boots and socks.

Keep Doors Closed

Keeping the front porch door open while talking to the neighbors gives mosquitoes a point of entry to your home. Use screens on doors and windows you want to leave open, or avoid having doors open for extended periods of time.

But these are all just basic preventative measures. If you really want to protect your family, don’t just play defense.

Play Offense

Take the fight to your backyard by getting your home and property professionally treated.

Head to our website to schedule a service today.