The Nile is the longest river in the world, flowing through Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan, and Egypt. In many ways it is literally the source of life and commerce for much of Africa. Remains of ancient civilizations abound on its shores, offering great insight into the history of the region. The area is well worth the visit, having something to offer everyone. Fortunately you only need to concern yourself with the East side of the Nile, which saves time and money.
Why? Because mosquitoes are bringing the West Nile to you. In the 2011 Center for Disease Control study forty-five states had reports of West Nile Virus in humans. While the West Nile Virus is rarely fatal, with 80% of all people infected not even knowing they have it, it can have serious symptoms including neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness, and paralysis. This is not good.
How do you avoid infections? First, strange as it sounds, don’t pick up any dead birds. Not sure why you would want to any way but don’t. Resist the urge. West Nile is very good at killing birds, crows in particular. If you do not know how the bird was killed (cat?) then assume it died of illness. If you must move a bird, use gloves or a shovel/scoop. West Nile is spread by mosquitoes biting infected birds and then biting you. Touching the bird will save the mosquito time and energy.
The next question becomes “How do I control mosquitoes?”
Glad you asked. Besides the standard suggestions about eliminating their breeding areas, you can simply kill them. That works pretty well to stop their biting. There is a system that can do that using your existing irrigation system. This means it covers your entire yard, not just part. It also means the insecticide goes to the low places that the water drains to.
The system is Skeet-R-Gone. Liquid pest repellent concentrate is injected into an existing sprinkler system by a 160 PSI pump that is housed in an exterior enclosure. This enclosure also houses the concentrate. The bug repellent concentrate is pumped through tubing that connects to a special mixing chamber and saddle valve. The mixing chamber is installed directly into the water supply after the backflow preventer. Once the pump is activated through the Skeet-R-Gone controller, the pest repellent will mix with water and be distributed throughout your yard by your sprinkler heads.
The all-natural pest control product is formulated with plant extracts from crops grown in North America. Precise blending with essential oils and spice extracts such as thyme, sage and oil of cedar give our Bug Slug Colloidal Pest Control muscle with NO hazardous chemical additives.
Some of the advantages of Skeet-R-Gone are:
- Bug Slug Concentrate: Eco-Friendly
- Bug Slug made from natural ingredients – it’s green!
- Won’t harm grass, plants, people, or pets
- Insects cannot build a resistance
- Pesticide Free
- High Performance
- Contains no WHIMS regulated ingredients
- Made from renewable natural resources
You and your family are far more important than the mosquitoes. At least, to us you are. Keep your health; stop the irritation, the scratching and the biting. Kill the bug.
By the way, it also kills flies, fleas, gnats, no-see-ums, mites, spiders, fruit flies, fire ants, chiggers, ticks, silverfish, crickets, moths, cinch bugs, ants, palmetto bugs and many more.
Anything that gets rid of fleas, ticks and chiggers has got to be good.