We are at summer’s end, which means you can once again enjoy the outdoors without fear of insects, or can you? While it might seem like there are fewer bugs to worry about now that autumn is on the horizon, it would be a mistake to lower your guard just yet. Cooler temperatures always bring the promise of fewer insects, but warm weather is persisting for longer in our region. On average, summer’s heat is extending for longer than ever, even into late fall, which presents a challenge for our outdoor living experiences. Why? Ticks are still active in Connecticut. Despite what you might think, ticks are surprisingly hardy insects, certainly stronger than the mosquitoes that pester us during the summer months. While mosquitoes can’t function at or below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, ticks can remain active a full 10 degrees below a mosquito’s temperature limit.
Southington tick control isn’t just effective in summer
Ticks are also capable of living for far longer. While most mosquitoes can last for a little over a month, some kinds of ticks can survive for 2 to 3 years in the wild! Over their lifetimes, ticks will parasitize blood from their victims, which often leads to ticks carrying various kinds of dangerous bacterial diseases. Unfortunately, humans are a viable source of blood for ticks, so we are at risk of contracting a tick-borne disease each time we are bitten. Especially in the Northeast, bacteria from ticks are especially concerning due to the vast number of ticks that test positive for Lyme disease and other diseases. Indeed, somewhere around 300,000 to 400,000 people are estimated to contract Lyme disease every year in the United States. With the potential for a warm fall, it is important to know that ticks responsible for such diseases could remain active even into October. That’s why professional tick control is an important consideration this fall.
Who to trust for tick control in Southington
At Mosquito Squad, we’ve worked for nearly 20 years to ensure our customers are defended against ticks and the various diseases they can transmit. With the help of our highly trained technicians and our tick barrier protection spray, we can guarantee a dramatic reduction in the tick population on your property. Autumn tick treatments are also important as they will reduce the likelihood of a large tick population overwintering on your property. Ticks are a health risk, and they should be strongly discouraged from living in your yard.
Autumn is an important season for tick control. At Mosquito Squad of Hartford, we’re your source for powerful Southington tick control. Give us a call at (860) 356-3953.