We are into a full fledged summer and that means more bugs! One of the most pesky bugs we deal with in North Texas is mosquitoes. They affect family events and outings when they decide to pester us with their bites! This is especially likely to happen near water, and we all know how much time we spend near water to cool off in the Texas heat.

Mosquitoes need water to breed and that is why they are always around in these situations. It wouldn’t be such a big risk if they didn’t carry certain viruses like Zika and West Nile. Luckily, there are ways to lessen the chances of contracting one of these viruses and to keep the wellness of your loved ones safe around these biting insects.

Some ways to lessen the bites and improve fun swimming time are to keep the water moving in your pool with a proper system, wear waterproof insect repellent, and cover up when you are out of the pool! These are so simple, but very effective. Remember these tips when dealing with mosquitoes to keep everyone safe and avoid a visit to the doctor.