2021 is turning out to be an unprecedented year just like its predecessor. For many reasons. With some of the most extreme heatwaves ever recorded, the United States (and the rest of the world) is seeing an increase in the number of hot days per year – and pests that come along with it.
Are Mosquito Populations Growing?
While this is great for those looking to spend more time outdoors, the weather changes certainly come at a price. Mosquitoes thrive in warmer and humid climates, so the longer warmer season is great for them as it gives mosquitoes ample time to breed, bite, and destroy your next family BBQ.
Public health officials have recorded large increases in the population, mosquito-borne illnesses, with some areas seeing growth at biblical proportions, due to the increase of global temperatures. It’s predicted that by 2050, two superspreaders of these illnesses with significantly expand their range. This growth will put nearly half of the world’s population at risk of developing yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue, and the Zika Virus.
Increased Mosquito Population & Reported Diseases
In places like Michigan, there has been a large uptick in the populations of mosquitoes, ticks, and mother pests. This is mostly due to the warmer weather we’ve recently seen. And to make matters worse, Michigan has recently spotted the Asian tiger mosquito. This is this harmful and invasive species third time being spotted in the area. The first identification was in 2017, with the second being in 2018.
The Asian tiger mosquito is dangerous because it’s known for transmitting these nasty, and sometimes fatal diseases. While there have not been any locally reported cases yet, agencies are recommending property and homeowners have pest control services performed to protect them and their families.
What Does This Mean for Pest Control Owners?
While both residential and commercial property owners can do things such as eliminating standing water sources and using EPA-approved repellants, they are instead choosing to seek out professional mosquito and pest control companies – and are encouraged to do so.
According to the Kevin Coelho of Mosquito Squad of Hampton Roads in Virginia, these population increases have been keeping their team busy. “On a day-to-day basis, we average anywhere between just over 100 to just around 200 appointments or customers we serve daily," he said.
With the population of mosquito and mosquito-borne illnesses being on the rise, there’s never been a better time to be or become a pest control owner.
Why Choose the Mosquito Squad Franchise?
Mosquito Squad is far more than your average pest control company or team of exterminators.
Whether you’re looking to convert your current pest control company into a household name that people rely on, or thinking about starting your own pest control business, we’ll provide you with everything you need to deliver top-tier control services to your local and surrounding communities.
We’re pioneers in our industry and have created innovative solutions our customers love. Our Protective Barrier Treatment provides our customers a thoughtful Treatment that attacks the problem head-on through customized care for their lawn.
Through our innovative products and proven pest control franchise processes, we’ve been able to provide hundreds of franchisees with the ability to deliver superior mosquito and pest control services to their communities. All while being able to enjoy their own time outdoors, or wherever they choose to spend their weekends and generous off-time. Whatever your business or financial goals may be, reach out to our team to explore all the pest control franchise opportunities we offer.