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Ticks and Mosquitoes After Heavy Rains: They Didn't Just Wash Away

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Ticks and Mosquitoes After Heavy Rains: They Didn't Just Wash Away

December 20, 2023

With the latest bouts of heavy rainfall across the New Hampshire Lakes region this summer, you might have hoped the rains would wash away some of our most persistent pests. Unfortunately, the reality is different. Far from washing away, the rains created even more conducive conditions for mosquitoes and ticks. If anything, the rainfall might have made life better for them, providing moist areas for ticks to stay cool and plentiful breeding sites for mosquitoes. Moisture can linger for weeks in leaf litter and other sheltered areas, meaning even moments of dry weather aren’t necessarily enough to remove this favorable mosquito habitat.

Mosquito Control to Break Up Breeding Sites, Treat Yards

Post-rain situations present a myriad of places for mosquitoes to lay their eggs. Puddles, clogged gutters, and even the tiniest amount of stagnant water in a discarded soda cap can serve as breeding grounds. This calls for a strategic approach to mosquito control. By understanding where these pests are likely to breed post-rain and taking steps to interrupt their life cycle, homeowners can ensure a significant reduction in the mosquito population. And these methods are also effective against ticks! Mosquito control isn't just about breaking up breeding sites, it's also about treating yards, ensuring that adult mosquitoes are handled efficiently. This multi-tiered approach promises a more comfortable and nearly buzz-free outdoor experience.

Tick Control Because Ticks are Emerging Once More

While we often associate ticks with tall grasses and woodland areas, the added moisture from rain provides a conducive environment for these pests closer to home. Dampness in the underbrush, mulch, and even leaf litter can harbor ticks as they wait for a host to latch onto. This means that residents shouldn't become complacent. While fall is approaching, tick control remains crucial now more than ever. By understanding how to prevent your yard from becoming a tick haven and getting professional tick control treatments, you are taking proactive steps against Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.

Rain might be a boon for our late-summer landscaping, but it's also a call to action against pests that thrive in such conditions. By implementing both tick and mosquito control strategies in your yard, you're not just reacting to the problem, but proactively helping safeguard your space from potential health hazards.

Ready to ensure a more comfortable outdoor space post-rain? Reach out to our team and take the first step in reclaiming your yard from mosquitoes and ticks. Rain didn't wash away pests in the New Hampshire Lakes region. Post-rain mosquito control and tick control from Mosquito Squad of New Hampshire Lakes is crucial. Don't let your guard down! Give us a call today at (603) 301-4857.

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