hot summer day

Things are heating up and it is important that we all are aware of the potential health concerns that could affect us during these Hot Summer Days.

What to look for:

Sunburn, Heat Cramps, Heat Exhaustion, and Heat Stroke (Sun Stroke)

Here are the symptoms and some first aid tips:


Symptoms : Skin redness and pain, possible swelling, blisters, fever, and headaches

First Aid :   Take a Shower using soap to remove oils that may block pores preventing the body from cooling naturally. If blisters occur, apply dry, sterile dressings and get medical attention

Heat Cramps

Symptoms : Painful spasms usually in the leg and abdominal muscles. Heavy sweating.

First Aid:  Firm pressure on cramping muscles or gentle massage to relieve spasm. Give sips of water, if nausea occurs, discontinue.


Heat Exhaustion

Symptoms: Heavy sweating weakness, skin cold, pale and clammy. Weak pulse. Normal temperature possible, fainting, vomiting

First Aid:  Get victim to lie down in a cool place. Loosen clothing, Apply cool, wet cloths. Fan and move victim in air conditioned place. Give sips of water. If nausea occurs, discontinue, If vomiting occurs, seek immediate medical attention.


Heat Stroke       

Symptoms: High body temperature (106+) Hot dry skin, Rapid, strong pulse. Possible unconsciousness. Victim will likely not sweat.

First aid :  Heat stroke is a severe medical emergency, Call 9-1-1 or emergency medical services or get victim to a hospital immediately. Delay can be fatal. Move the victim to a cooler environment. Try a cool bath or sponging to reduce body temperature. Use extreme caution. Remove clothing. Use fans and air conditioners. Do not give fluids.

Let’s all have a safe and fun Summer, by being on the lookout for these possible heat disorders that can ruin a great day, We at Southern Pest Control hope that all of you and your families have an enjoyable Summer. If you have any pest issues that interfere with your summer fun, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 800 527-9832 . Our trained professionals are always ready to eliminate your pest issues.


Hot Summer Days – Safety and Survival Serving the Mississippi Gulf Coast Area

Pascagoula | Leaksville | Gulfport | Bay St. Louis | Diamondhead | Biloxi

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