We are currently experiencing the peak of summer weather in the Northeast, and with it comes the outdoor living we’ve yearned for! Now is the time of year to spend time with family and friends, frolicking in the outdoors, and oftentimes our backyards are the best place to gather. Convenient and sheltered from the public, your own outdoor living space is difficult to beat. However, there is one creature that is universally known as the enemy of an outdoor lifestyle.
Mosquito control is essential for an outdoor lifestyle
As you know already, mosquitoes are the scourge of time spent outside as they have an uncanny ability to ruin the fleeting moments we take out in nature. Due to their sophisticated targeting abilities, mosquitoes can detect us from over 20 feet away with relative ease. Considering that mosquitoes are almost everywhere in our part of the world, it would be a fair assumption to say that we are never more than a few feet from a mosquito, meaning we are constantly at risk. To make matters worse, rain plays a significant role in aggravating mosquito infestations in yards. Mosquitoes rely on standing water to lay their young, and it only takes about ten days for an egg to turn into an adult mosquito, meaning preventative action is essential after a rainstorm. How can you take steps toward reducing the mosquito problems on your property?
How to implement mosquito control on your property
Since mosquitoes rely on standing water, one of the best steps you can take to reduce the number of mosquitoes on your property is by removing it. There are a few common places you can look for standing water. For example, make sure to clean your gutters and ensure leaves and other detritus haven’t created a trough for mosquitoes to breed in. Further, check to see if there are leaf piles or other yard waste around your property. Leaves and other waste can cup enough water for mosquitoes to lay their eggs in. Finally, consider if your lawn drains properly. If there are low spots on your property that frequently allow puddles to form during rainstorms, consider speaking with an irrigation expert with the knowledge to eliminate such areas from your yard. Puddles are an absolute gold mine for mosquitoes, so keeping them from forming is essential.
The most effective way to control mosquitoes, however, is with the help of a mosquito control professional.
At Mosquito Squad, we’ve worked for nearly two decades to assist our customers in tackling their mosquito problems. With the help of our highly trained technicians and our mosquito barrier protection spray, we can guarantee up to a 90% reduction in the mosquito population on your property! With treatments every two weeks included in our premium protection program, you can rest easy knowing your property is defended throughout the summer and fall.
Mosquitoes are everywhere, and they’re even worse after it rains. To defend your property, Mosquito Squad of Bergen & Passaic County provides powerful mosquito control you can rely on. Give us a call at (609) 735-6057.