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Mosquitoes, Yardscreen — Quick History

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Mosquitoes have brought misery and danger into the 21st century. Historically, it has been worse, though it is hard to imagine.

Before the 20th century, America, and in particular the southeastern States, faced daunting quality of life hardships and disease epidemics. The European explorers noticed that the American south was flat with an abundance of water, but infested with mosquitoes. They learned that some Native Americans along the coast would bury themselves in the sand at night so they could sleep without being eaten alive by mosquitoes.

Over the next 3 centuries, various tactics to avoid mosquito bites were incorporated into the lives of Americans living in the low areas. It was not known how truly deadly mosquitoes were until the yellow fever epidemics of the 19th century set scientists on a path to find that mosquitoes were to blame.

Identifying the cause brought on the advent of continuing efforts to understand the problem, educate citizens, and control mosquito populations in order to protect the public health. Over the last century, public health officials have worked with cooperative and non-cooperative politicians plus interested and disinterested citizenry to institute permanent programs in the fight against mosquitoes and vector-borne diseases such as yellow fever, malaria, dengue, encephalitis, and now West Nile virus among others.

America benefits from controlling mosquitoes.

Public mosquito control efforts have allowed for much of the southeast to be developed into a habitable environment. Florida is a prime example where efforts to tame the wetlands have brought beautiful resorts such as Miami Beach and Orlando into existence while at the same time eliminating breeding areas for the immense mosquito pestilence in those areas.

This continuing land development across the U.S. and the massive funding of very aggressive mosquito control research and deployment of methods to protect our troops during WWII brought science and technology into the fore. The use of pesticides also created the environmentalist. These stakeholders fight against the effective use of EPA-approved chemicals in mosquito abatement programs.

The mosquito control industry has continuously improved through experience, research, and changes in the needs of citizens, and responses to new disease outbreaks. But where does that leave the average American who just wants to relax outside and read a book or do some gardening?

A mosquito program that suits your lifestyle.

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Public health mosquito control has been the domain of governments for decades and was outside the areas of expertise for the "pest control industry" led by large corporations disinterested in mosquitoes. Call your local government to help with too many mosquitoes at your home, and they'll offer suggestions but that's it. Call a pest control company, and they'll require you to buy their other services while often providing low expertise and fleeting results — mosquitoes are not their main thing.

The answer is to all a company that focuses only on mosquitoes and vector-borne disease protection.

The Yardscreen Company is America's Mosquito Service. We have developed a tailored solutions-set which benchmarks the best and brightest in mosquito control advances to offer our customers the benefits of the most effective methods of mosquito reduction and disease prevention at their home or business.

We do it in a way that strives to merge biological, physical, chemical, and cultural actions to cause effective, economically-affordable, environmentally-balanced, and socially-acceptable outcomes.

We do it for you, for us, for our children, and for our communities. Go ahead and do the things you love to do — Think Outside, Think Freedom, Think Yardscreen!