Summer Mosquito Risks To Pregnant Mamas
Summer Mosquito Risks To Pregnant MamasSummer is coming and so are the mosquitoes that the Texas heat will bring!
Mosquitoes are attracted to us as we exhale and sweat, and since anyone living in Texas is no stranger to sweat, we are bound to be become a walking target for those irritating, red bites. The weather here in Central Texas provides mosquitoes with ideal living and breeding temperatures almost year round, but I don’t want that to keep us from enjoying the outdoors.
Why do we need to be concerned about these tiny pests?
Although these insects are small, they are more than just an annoyance. They can transmit potentially deadly disease. Expecting mamas and littles are at the highest risk for contracting diseases, such as Zika and West Nile, because these diseases can cause serious complications, birth defects and compromise brain development.
Having been through three pregnancies in Texas, I am all too familiar with the worry associated with Zika during pregnancy. I personally was a walking furnace with my babies growing inside me, and since mosquitoes are attracted by our sweat, I might as well have had a target on my swollen belly during the summer months. The scary part is that a pregnant woman, even one without symptoms, can pass Zika to her developing baby.
There are no treatment options or vaccine to prevent the spread of Zika. So what do we do??
• Avoid areas where mosquitoes might be nesting are breeding.
• Avoid being outdoors during dawn and dusk when they are most active.
• Wear Deet repellant and light colored long sleeves and pants.
• Dump out any basins that could catch water from rainfall, such as children’s toys in the yard like dump trucks, buckets, and water tables.
Unfortunately, pregnant or not, I tend to be a magnet for these pesky bugs, and they find me even with all my best repellant attempts. So I was thrilled to learn that Chem Free Pest & Lawn could install a mosquito repellant system in my home to protect my family’s favorite playground – the backyard.
Austin families are known for making Eco-Friendly products a top priority. So it’s no surprise that Austinites are searching for a more holistic way of keeping unwanted pests out of their yards while having the least effect on the natural environment. Chem-Free’s natural approach to mosquito control eliminates breeding grounds, modifies conducive habitats, while using low-impact controls to limit populations.
Chem-Free can identify and target mosquito breeding grounds and resting areas within your yard, and tailor a treatment plan to reduce the mosquito population in ALL life-cycle stages. To protect your family, Chem-Free offers two low-impact treatment options made up of organic compounds. This allows families to enjoy the outdoors even at the times of day that Mosquitoes tend to be the most active. Their professionals can create a barrier of protection around your yard to provide a more peaceful living space.
What does low impact really mean?
As a mom of three, I’m always looking for ways to reduce the amount of toxins reaching my family. So I was thrilled to discover that Chem-Free offers organic pest control options. Their misting systems and foggers use a natural compound of Pyrethrum, derived from the Chrysanthemum plant. This low-impact treatments method is an environmentally friendly way to keep harmful pest away while maintaining a sustainable habitat for non-threatening insects, and ensuring the least impact to your landscape and garden area.
Call today to have Chem-Free customize a yard treatment plan tailored to your personal needs and comfort level.