Will Torrential Rains Eliminate Mosquitoes, Ticks?

Posted by Mosquito Squad

December 20, 2023

Recent flash floods and torrential rains have soaked areas in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, leaving many residents wondering how this may affect mosquito and tick populations. While one might think that flooding could wash away these pests, the reality is quite different.

Mosquito Control After the Rain

When the rains go away, they often leave behind pools of standing water - the ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes. From flowerpots and gutters to puddles and ditches, these stagnant water spots become the perfect nursery for mosquito eggs. At Mosquito Squad, we understand the need for effective mosquito control, especially after heavy rains. Our treatments are designed to assist in reducing mosquito populations by up to 90%, helping to keep your outdoor lifestyle enjoyable. Our approach disrupts the breeding cycle, targeting not only adult mosquitoes but also their eggs and larvae. By addressing the problem at its source, we can help you maintain a more comfortable outdoor space.

Tick Control for Hearty Ticks

Ticks are surprisingly resilient. It can take one to three weeks of submersion for ticks to die, and their eggs are even more robust. While floods might disrupt their immediate environment, ticks can often survive, and they remain a concern for residents. Our tick control treatments are designed to dramatically reduce the tick population on your property. We identify and target areas where ticks are likely to harbor, applying our treatments to key locations. This approach helps to keep you defended against ticks, ensuring that you can enjoy your yard with peace of mind.

While torrential rains may bring temporary relief from mosquitoes and ticks, they are far from a solution for controlling these pests. The aftermath of the rains can, in fact, exacerbate the problem by creating ideal breeding conditions. If you're concerned about mosquito and tick populations on your property, reach out to Mosquito Squad of New Hampshire Lakes Region for tick and mosquito control. Our knowledgeable team is here to answer your questions and help you choose the right plan for your needs. Give us a call at (603) 301-4857.

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