We all know about the dangers of West Nile Virus and that the prime carriers of West Nile in this country are mosquitoes. According to state health records, right now, we already have more confirmed cases of West Nile than ever, and the season isn’t even over. Even if you don’t live in a wet, marshy area or own a scrap yard with stacks of old tires sitting around(two of the mosquito’s favorite homes), you may still be harboring mosquitoes and making it easier than ever for them to spread the West Nile Virus to you and your family. In fact, studies have shown that almost 85 percent of those who have contracted West Nile Virus, more than likely caught it on a residential property.
A lot of people think mosquitoes come from the creeks, streams and the ponds near their homes and this is one of the most common misconceptions. Clogged gutters, over-watered flower beds – anything that can collect water is a potential source, especially trashcans. Experts say all it takes is one tablespoon of standing water in a dirty trashcan to breed hundreds of mosquitoes.
It’s also important to note that once those mosquitoes hatch, they usually tend to stay close to home, i.e. your home! When dealing with mosquitoes, you want to try to get rid of as much of the population as possible naturally and that means removing their breeding grounds. Keeping your trashcans clean and free of debris is one of the best ways to decrease the mosquito population around your home. Dirty trashcans hold standing water and that small amount of water could mean the chance for you or your family members contracting the West Nile Virus.
Once you remove the breeding grounds for mosquitoes, you will notice a difference in as little as a few days. Your yard and home will have less mosquitoes and your family will be safe from the West Nile Virus. This is strong information to relay to your current and potential customers as it effects everyone in almost every state. Pass the word today and let your customers know that a clean trashcan, is a healthy trashcan. Recommend a trashcan cleaning service in your city today.