Are Central Mass Mosquitoes Responsible for Heartworm in Your Pet?

Author: Mosquito Squad of Chelmsford & Cambridge

Are Mosquitoes really to blame for Heartworm? You bet.

Only the bite of the mosquito can infect your dog or cat with Heartworm. Once bitten by an infected mosquito it takes about seven months for the larvae to mature into adult heartworms. These worms can live for 5-7 years lodging into your pet’s heart, lungs, and surrounding blood vessels. Through Heartworm reproduction, a dog can have as many as 250 worms in its system.

We know your pet is part of your family and you want to protect him/her as fervently as you protect your children. When it comes to your dogs and cats, Heartworm is one of the most preventable illnesses and one of the most costly to treat. If not caught in time it can even lead to death.

Danger in your Pet’s Favorite Places

Does your dog love to lay in the hot morning summer sun? If so, by lunchtime her or she has probably moved on to a nice shady cool spot under a tree. Mosquitoes love these cool dark places too. When your dog heads directly to their favorite spot it is like a feast being set out before them.

If your cat is like the curious felines we know, he or she loves to creep into the cool, dark underbrush to investigate the space for rodents, birds, frogs and other creatures. It is by no coincidence that mosquitoes like to hang out here as well. Looking for their next meal, a mosquito just might get lucky and have your cat walk right up to them.

Heartworm Prevention in Central Mass is Easy

Keep your yard free of standing water and excessive brush piles to keep those pesky mosquitoes from multiplying and staying. Remember, a drop of water is enough to create a mosquito breeding ground.

Allow your pets to enjoy their favorite parts of your yard with the help of Mosquito Squad’s  barrier spray. Mosquito Squad of Chelmsford & Cambridge will break the Heartworm cycle by spraying your entire yard, starting at the perimeter and working inward. Our spray not only eliminates mosquitoes on contact but with our timed release formula it continues to work for up to 3 weeks, eliminating 85-90% of mosquitoes.