Are you planning to spend lots of time outdoors this spring and summer? The Northeast is finally starting to thaw out, and hints of spring are on the horizon. The promise of the warmer seasons always gets people thinking about plans and summer activities, but don’t make plans without accounting for the ticks and mosquitoes in your yard. The unfortunate truth we face today is that ticks and mosquitoes are more prevalent than ever, and so are the diseases they carry. Ticks and mosquitoes are inherently unsanitary animals as they feed on blood from other animals, and this makes them dangerous.
For example, deer are a common reservoir for Lyme disease, and once a tick feeds on an infected deer, they can pass the disease to humans. Indeed, the same applies to mosquitoes that pick up pathogens from other animals and subsequently infect humans when they bite. Historically, tick and mosquito-borne diseases haven’t been very common in the United States, but infection rates have changed dramatically in recent decades. For example, 300,000 people are estimated to become infected with Lyme disease in the U.S. every year, even though only ~30,000 cases are reported accurately every year. Mosquitoes can carry diseases like West Nile virus, Zika virus, and others, but the concern about these aerial pests is that invasive mosquitoes in the southern U.S. are expected to move northward in coming years. One species, called Aedes Aegypti, is especially concerning due to its ability to spread diseases like yellow fever and Dengue fever. These threats lie at the doorstep of many in Connecticut, so make sure you defend yourself this spring, summer, and fall.
South Windsor mosquito control methods
Did you know you can implement some mosquito control yourself? Yardwork is required, but it’s worth it. For example, clearing out your gutters, removing yard waste and leaf litter, and pouring out standing water are all effective ways to eliminate mosquito habitat. Mosquitoes depend heavily on moisture and standing water, so removing yard features that provide shelter and water is very important. However, such methods are only a good starting place. Professional mosquito control is the best way to reduce the mosquito population on your property and discourage mosquitoes from entering it in the first place.
Where to look for South Windsor tick control
Professional tick and mosquito control are highly effective, and the experts at Mosquito Squad have the tools to make your outdoor living dreams a reality. These pests and their diseases have no place in your yard. Since 2005, we have been defending our customers with care that is unrivaled in our industry. With the help of our highly trained technicians, as well as our barrier protection treatment, you can rest assured that you will be defended throughout the spring, summer, and fall. With a single treatment every 2-3 weeks, you can expect to see up to a 90% decrease in the mosquito population in your yard. Mosquito and tick control has never been more important. With the expert help of Mosquito Squad of Hartford, you can enjoy this spring and summer without worries. Give us a call at (860) 356-3953