Mosquito Control Tips for Poolside Fun


Summer is in full swing, and so are all the activities that accompany the fantastic weather. Hosting guests, spending time with family, and splashing around in the pool are all amazing uses of one of the best seasons of the year. Summer enjoyment is something we look forward to every year after the end of the frigid winter, but there are some creatures that always find a way to spoil our outdoor enjoyment. What insects are we referring to? As you know, mosquitoes are perhaps the most annoying insect around, both for their whining flybys or their painful, itchy bites. Whatever you despise most about mosquitoes, you’re not alone in your dislike. Arriving as early as the beginning of spring and remaining in our region until the fall, the mosquito season now extends for a significant portion of the year, meaning defensive measures against these insects are in your best interest. The question is though, how can you take preventative action on your property?

At-home Huntington mosquito control

Dealing with mosquitoes can seem like a daunting task due to the sheer number of these insects, but one of the keys to keeping their populations down is by removing standing water from your property. Mosquitoes are entirely reliant on still water in which they can lay their young, which will turn into larvae and will eventually leave the water to become full-fledged mosquitoes. So, view standing water as one of your nemeses in the fight against mosquitoes. To effectively remove water from your property, you must be wary of all the variables in your yard. For example, some of the biggest culprits for standing water are things that you rely on for outdoor enjoyment. Kiddie pools that aren’t emptied after use are prime examples of water containers that can be infested with mosquito larvae. Pool toys, additionally, are also potential items that can retain water and provide habitat for mosquito larvae. Finally, hot tub areas can create splash zones where, if water isn’t adequately dealt with, mosquitoes will have the opportunity to lay their offspring. Anything else, like pool covers, leaf litter, and the bases of flower pots can create enough of a puddle for a mosquito larva to survive to adulthood. And yes, while removing this water will help in your fight, professional mosquito control is the best way to ensure you are defended against mosquitoes at all times.

Huntington mosquito control from the professionals

At Mosquito Squad, we’ve worked since 2005 to ensure our customers are defended against mosquitoes throughout the spring, summer, and fall. With the help of our highly trained technicians and our barrier protection spray, we can guarantee up to a 90% reduction in the mosquito population on your property. With an application every two weeks included in our premium protection program, you can rest easy knowing you’re defended all summer and fall.

Pools and even pool toys can contribute to your mosquito issues! To defend against these insects, trust the professionals at Mosquito Squad of Long Island for Huntington mosquito control. Give us a call at (631) 203-1252.