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Will Floods Reduce Tick Populations?

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As we all know, our natural world is almost incomprehensibly complex. In the United States alone, there are tons of different ecosystems full of creatures ranging across the full spectrum of sizes. Even in our own backyards, there is a treasure trove of life all around, but not everything in nature is beneficial to our health. Indeed, while we sit atop the food chain, there are various organisms we may encounter in our day-to-day lives that can directly parasitize us and even damage our health. There is one organism, in particular, we think of when we consider the creatures that threaten our outdoor living enjoyment: the tick.

Why is Darien tick control important?

Ranging from the size of a poppy seed to the size of a pea, these tiny arachnids are far more nefarious than they might look. Ticks rely on the blood of organisms they attach to for nourishment, and they can stay attached for up to ten days! And, as if this behavior wasn’t disturbing enough, ticks are also capable of transmitting dangerous tick-borne diseases to us and other animals. Tick populations have boomed in recent years due to a variety of factors, including increased temperatures and available food, and researchers expect that these creatures will continue to thrive. How then, can ticks be controlled? Sometimes nature will do the job for us! For example, flooding can reduce tick populations due to a couple of factors. Ticks often burrow for shelter, and they can frequently be found around water sources. When a flood rolls through, the topsoil that ticks rely on may be stripped away, reducing their habitat. Further, floods often displace organisms like deer and birds, which are some of the main food sources for ticks. Without a source of nutrients, tick populations will struggle.

While a flood may benefit us by reducing tick populations, we can’t rely on such infrequent events to defend us against ticks. Professional tick control, however, is quite reliable.

Your source for Darien tick control

At Mosquito Squad, we’ve worked for nearly two decades to defend our customers against ticks and the diseases they carry. With the help of our highly trained technicians and our powerful tick barrier protection spray, we can guarantee a dramatic reduction in the tick population on your property. With treatments every two to three weeks, you can enjoy your yard without worries throughout the summer and fall.

Floods may reduce tick populations, but they are hardly frequent events. For Darien tick control you can rely on, look no further than Mosquito Squad of New Haven & Fairfield County. Give us a call at (203) 275-0078.