Boston named among worst cities for mosquitoes

Posted by Mosquito Squad

May 19, 2017

If you spend any amount of time outdoors in the Boston, MA, area, you already know how frustrating dealing with mosquitoes can be. During the warm-weather season, it feels like there is no escaping their scourge.A recent article in the Boston Patch corroborates what many residents assumed all along; that Boston is among the worst cities in the US for mosquitoes.

The Hub is no stranger to making the list, last year it was named 10th worst, though this year’s 19th spot does show improvement it is still in the top 20. Mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance that can thwart our outdoor activities, they are downright dangerous. They can transmit diseases such as malaria, yellow fever and dengue fever through their bites. In the United States, mosquitoes are known to transmit West Nile Virus and other illnesses that can cause encephalitis or swelling of the brain. Historically, over one million people worldwide die from mosquito-borne diseases every year. Not only can mosquitoes carry diseases that afflict humans, they also transmit several diseases and parasites that can also endanger our pets.

The CDC offers these tips to prevent the spread of the disease:

  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
  • Stay in places with air conditioning and window and door screens to keep mosquitoes outside.
  • Take steps to control mosquitoes inside and outside your home. These include common sense practices for eradicating mosquito breeding sites around your home.
  • Sleep under a mosquito bed net if you are overseas or outside and are not able to protect yourself from mosquito bites. This is especially important when traveling to areas where Malaria, Dengue and Zika is a concern.

Along with these tips, Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South offers a mosquito control treatment program that will aid in keeping you and your family protected. Mosquito control is our specialty at Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South. Whether you need proactive protection throughout the season or a one-time treatment, we have a solution that’s perfect for you. Our tested and proven mosquito control barrier will eliminate up to 90% of mosquito populations in your yard and keep them from returning for up to 21 days. Our service lets you gain control of your yard and keep your family protected all summer long.

In addition to utilizing our mosquito barrier treatment, Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South recommends minimizing your yard’s propensity for mosquito breeding. Our 5-T’s of mosquito control tips include: Tipping over items in your yard to reduce standing water; tossing out excess lawn and landscape debris; turning over large items with the potential to hold water; keep tarts tight or remove them; take care of home maintenance needs.

Call Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South today at (781) 471-5793 or email us at You can also fill out a contact form by clicking Alert the Squad to your left.

Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South serves: Abington, Avon, Braintree, Brockton (02301), Canton, Cohasset, Dorchester (02124), Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Weymouth and Wollaston.