The outdoor living season has returned, which means some of our least favorite bugs are coming back in force. Ticks and mosquitoes are almost universally disliked, and for good reason. In addition to their unsavory feeding behaviors, these two animals are prolific disease spreaders. As you can imagine, reliance on blood from other animals is a surefire way to pick up and spread pathogens, and we bear the consequences. Both animals spread different kinds of diseases, but each pathogen they can transmit has the potential to have life-changing consequences. For example, let’s look at Lyme disease. Transmitted by ticks, Lyme disease is treatable with antibiotics, but most cases easily go under the radar and are difficult to diagnose. In fact, only about 10% of cases are correctly diagnosed by doctors, opening the door for instances of chronic illness. Lyme disease can cause symptoms like fever and fatigue, but severe cases can result in everything from swollen joints to neurological issues, including memory issues. Similarly, mosquito-borne diseases are nothing to mess with. West Nile virus is the most common disease carried by mosquitoes in the U.S., and its symptoms are very similar to the flu, which can make diagnosis difficult. Severe cases can result in symptoms like muscle weakness, disorientation, and others.
So, as excited as we should be for the return of warm weather, we must stay vigilant. Nothing ruins the enjoyment like a tick or mosquito bite, or even worse, one of their diseases. Your outdoor living experience deserves to be defended, and we can help in this arena.
Secure your yard with Glastonbury tick control
Clearly, ticks and mosquitoes need to be taken more seriously, and there are steps you can take to do so. There are some at-home tick and mosquito control methods, but professional services can guarantee results throughout the spring, summer, and fall. That’s right, these creatures are active in the fall, too!
At Mosquito Squad, we specialize in tick and mosquito control services that have led the industry for nearly 20 years. We love efficiency, which is why our barrier protection treatment is effective against both ticks and mosquitoes. As its name suggests, barrier protection treatments are applied around your yard’s perimeter as well as on any habitat that might harbor these biters. Lasting for up to 21 days, our treatments are a long-lasting defense, and occasional reapplications will relieve your worries through spring, summer, and fall.
Glastonbury mosquito control is just as effective against ticks. For long-lasting defense against ticks and mosquitoes this season, look to Mosquito Squad of Hartford for help. Give us a call at (860) 356-3953.