Tick and Mosquito Populations Explode Due to Climate Change

Author: Mosquito Squad of Fairfield, Lyme, and New Haven County

Have you wondered if your yard has always had this many mosquitoes and ticks? Although ticks and mosquitoes have always existed in abundance in the Northeast, populations of these pests are growing larger than ever before. Of all things to be flourishing, mosquitoes and ticks are probably the worst, and most dangerous, bugs in our yards. So, why are their populations increasing, and what can Mosquito Squad do to help protect your family from such nasty critters?

Tick and mosquito control CT has never been more important.

While ticks and mosquitoes are certainly annoying, this is the least worrying of their characteristics. Both ticks and mosquitoes are known by another name: Vectors. A vector is any organism that can transmit pathogens to humans, and some ticks are known for their ability to transmit Lyme disease to their hosts. As you probably know, Lyme disease is on the rise due to increased tick populations, and their growth is being aided by climate change. The northeast has typically been well defended from ticks due to the icy cold temperatures found here in the winter, but warmer temperatures are slowly increasing the range of these parasites, explaining the near doubling of Lyme disease cases in the U.S. since 1991. This is quickly becoming a crisis. Although there are only 20,000 – 30,000 confirmed cases of Lyme disease per year, the CDC purports that the United States has an actual case count of more than 300,000 instances of Lyme disease every year, with most cases going misdiagnosed or unreported.

Mosquitoes also benefit from warmer temperatures, but it’s not just climate change that aids mosquito populations. Urbanization is a huge factor as well. Based on recent research discussed by the Yale School of the Environment, two disease-carrying mosquitoes, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, will spread further into the U.S. and its northern states by 2050, and these two species alone will threaten nearly 50% of the globe’s population. Urbanization, in combination with warmer temperatures, is making residential areas prime habitat for these flying foes. The fact that mosquitoes and ticks are expanding their range is troublesome, so it is essential that you take the necessary steps to implement tick and mosquito control in CT for your family’s safety.

Choose Mosquito Squad for your trusted tick and mosquito control in CT.

As a trusted tick and mosquito control company since 2005, Mosquito Squad’s highly trained technicians have helped defend Connecticut families from ticks and mosquitoes for nearly two decades. Locally owned and operated by folks who live here in Connecticut, we know the importance of defending your family from mosquito and tick-borne illnesses. We offer a few methods of protection for CT families. You can choose from an EPA registered barrier protection spray, which is applied to all the areas around your home and property about every three weeks to defend your loved ones and pets from mosquitoes and ticks. With the help of our formula and strategic spraying process, you can expect to see about 90% less mosquitoes on your property. If you ask us, nothing beats keeping our loved ones optimally protected from ticks and mosquitoes in CT.

Alternatively, you have the option for all-natural mosquito and tick protection, which has a base of essential oils. This product offers slightly less protection for a little less time; about two weeks between sprays. However, the formula will act as a repellent for up to 21 days, so you will maintain some defense for a considerable period.

Finally, we offer tick-specific treatments called tick tubes. Ticks are indiscriminate with the organisms they decide to target for food, and that includes mice. Playing on the natural nesting instincts of mice, our tick tubes contain treated cotton that mice will use to make their nests. Harmless to the mice, the insecticide on the cotton swabs kills ticks on contact, so whenever a tick tries to target a mouse on your property, you can rest assured that the tick won’t survive the encounter. This set-and-forget method of tick control is highly effective, and it provides a great supplement or alternative to our barrier protection sprays!

Whatever tick and mosquito control options you prefer, we are here to help protect you, your family, and your yard.

Reduce the number of ticks and mosquitoes on your property with Mosquito Squad’s CT tick and mosquito control. Give us a call today at (203) 275-0078.