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Keep Mosquitos Away from Your Puerto Vallarta Home

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June 21, 2019

Of course, using a DEET repellant is the most preventative measure against getting bitten, but better yet is to limit the number of mosquitos around your Puerto Vallarta property - before they have a chance to bite.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Mosquitos are most than just annoying pests that leave you with an itchy bite. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in North America, they can carry an assortment of diseases, including:


West Nile Virus
Dengue
Yellow Fever
Lyme Disease
Malaria
Chikungunya
Chagas' Disease
Cyclospora
Monkeypox
Leishmaniasis

Luckily, in Puerto Vallarta, the largest concern with mosquitos is Dengue, a relatively mild illness with flu-like symptoms that typically last 27 days, and we have not seen outbreaks of other vector-borne illness in the region.

And, in better news, avoiding mosquitos and their bites is not very difficult for Puerto Vallarta homeowners. Here are a few tips to help you keep your property mosquito-free.

Install screens on all of your home's doors and windows.

If your house or condo has a terrace or garden area, be sure that there is no accumulation of standing water, which will attract mosquitos and encourage them to multiply.

Try natural repellents, like citronella candles, place small pots of cloves around your home, or plant rosemary, mint or basil in your garden.

Wear insect repellent when outdoors, especial in the early morning or sunset hours. In local stores, you can find a wide selection of DEET based and/or organic repellants, depending on your personal preference.

For Puerto Vallarta homeowners, mosquitos are a part of daily living, especially during the summer months, but with a little preparation, their bites can be avoided.

Click HERE for more Puerto Vallarta real estate and lifestyle tips from Tropicasa Realty.


Since 1997, Wayne Franklin and his team at Tropicasa Realty have been a trusted name in Puerto Vallarta real estate. Tropicasa Realty is a regional representative of Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate and, with over 100 years of combined experience in real estate, all agents of the company are affiliated with AMPI as well as being International members of the U.S. National Association of Realtors. Wayne Franklin or any member of his knowledgeable team can be contacted in-person at their Romantic Zone Office - Pulpito 145-A at Olas Altas. While in PV they can be reached at (322) 222-6505 or by calling 866-978-5539 (Toll-Free) from the U.S.

Click HERE to learn more about Tropicasa Realty, or visit tropicasa.com.