Why are Mosquitoes Bad After Rains?

Posted by Mosquito Squad

July 28, 2022

As a resident of the Northeast, you know how bad the mosquitoes can get in our region, and this year has been no different. No matter how hard we wish, mosquitoes return in force every year with their populations seemingly greater than before. If this is something you’ve felt over the years, you aren’t imagining things. Due to a variety of factors like increasing temperatures and increased food sources, mosquito populations have become measurably larger over the past decade, and we are on the menu. Indeed, research indicates that a few species of mosquito prefer to target humans over other animals in the natural world. This is a distressing fact as mosquitoes aren’t just a threat to our outdoor living endeavors. Our health is also at risk due to these insects.

Enfield mosquito control is important for disease defense

Although most people would associate mosquito-borne diseases with other continents, mosquitoes can also infect people with dangerous diseases in the United States. Although relatively rare in our region, diseases like West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis do pop up in mosquitoes and their human victims on occasion. These troubling trends typically encourage people to wonder how one can defend against the mosquitoes that buzz around yards. One of the most important steps is by removing standing water from your property. If you’ve ever noticed how bad mosquitoes become in the days following a summer rain, there is a reason.

Since mosquitoes rely on standing water to lay their eggs, the water that remains after a summer rain is prime territory for a mosquito nursery. As you can imagine, mosquitoes breeding in abundance on your property is a horrible prospect. So, make sure you take some mosquito control measures. For example, check your gutters for blockages that could allow for puddles to form within. Further, make sure yard waste is removed from your property. Leaves and other detritus can hold enough water for mosquitoes to lay eggs within. Finally, make sure to check pots, bird baths, and fountains are checked frequently to remove standing water. For fountains, ensure the water is treated so mosquito larvae won’t survive. For the best defense available, though, trust the mosquito control professionals.

Enfield mosquito control is best from the experts

Mosquito Squad has worked since the mid-2000s to ensure our neighbors are defended against mosquitoes, and we’re still going strong. With the help of our mosquito barrier protection treatments and our highly trained technicians, we can guarantee up to a 90% reduction in the mosquito population on your property. With treatments every two to three weeks, you can defend against mosquitoes throughout the summer and fall!

Standing water allows mosquitoes to lay their eggs. In addition to pouring out standing water on your property, trust the experts at Mosquito Squad of Hartford for Enfield mosquito control. Give us a call at (860) 356-3953.