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Tips to Stay Protected Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Around 1,700 cases of malaria are reported annually, and most of them are from returning travelers and immigrants. Though there are no known active transmission cases in the U.S., it’s still best to stay protected against virus-carrying mosquitoes.

Tips to Stay Protected Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Mosquito or insect repellent is the most common solution to control mosquitoes and other biting insects, but these methods alone are not enough to prevent all of them from biting you. In this post, your local windows company, Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis, shares how you can protect you and your family against mosquito-borne diseases.

Get Rid of Mosquito Habitats

Make sure there’s no standing water in rain gutters, old tires, buckets, plastic covers or anywhere mosquitoes can breed. At least once a week, change the water in bird baths, fountains, rain barrels and plant trays. Swimming pool water should be circulating and continuously treated. Once all potential habitats are eliminated, use an effective repellent to control and eliminate adult mosquitoes.

Avoid Bites

Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants and socks to prevent exposure to bites. Stay inside as much as possible, especially if there’s a mosquito-borne illness going around. Wear head nets and clothing with less skin exposure when entering areas with a high mosquito population. Outdoor yellow “bug” lights, though not mosquito repellents, tend to attract fewer mosquitoes.

Use Structural Barriers

Cover gaps in walls, windows and walls, or install bug screens on your doors and windows to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home. If you have existing door screens, make sure they are working properly. It will also help to use netting on baby carriers and beds.

Invest in high-quality replacement windows and doors to stay protected against mosquitoes and other disease-transmitting insects. At Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis, we are your leading provider of windows and doors. Call us at (314) 332-2364 or complete our online form for a free consultation. We work with homeowners in Chesterfield, MO, and other areas around Missouri.

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"Renewal was fantastic! They kept you in the loop from ordering to installation. They informed you at every step of the process of what was happening. The installers were kind, courteous, and professional. Everything was cleaned up after the installation. It was as if they hadn't been there except to see your beautiful new windows. I highly recommend them."

Angie Klevorn
Nov 21, 2023

"3rd time using RBA for window replacement. Again, a very positive experience, the windows are great, the installation was done right, the professionalism was apparent from start to finish. Still have existing windows to be replaced and will definitely use RBA again to do it in the future."

Doug Dick
Nov 21, 2023

"Renewal by Andersen was a good experience for us in replacement of our windows. From the initial meeting with the sales representative, Leslie, through the waiting period for manufacturing, and then to the installment process, our experience was excellent! Communication is key for me and we were kept informed and updated as our windows were being ordered and manufactured. Calls to update us on the installation process were welcomed and appreciated. They know how much is too much so they don't pester you with unnecessary contact. We love our new windows!!! Did I say that already??😂 We can tell a major difference in reduced Street noise and also the temperature at our windows. Excellent company, highly recommend!!"

Paula Null
Nov 15, 2023

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