Our New Fairfield Tick Control Also Controls MosquitoesPosted by Mosquito Squad
December 20, 2023
As the tick and mosquito season approaches, have you taken a moment to consider what steps you might take to defend against these pests this spring and summer? A trap that many fall into is the false promises offered by products from big box stores. You already know how extensive the tick and mosquito problem is in your yard, so you should rightly be skeptical of the claims a mosquito control device might have on the outside of the box. Mosquito zappers and other devices of the same style claim that they can have a significant impact, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Most products you can buy from a store only deal with the symptoms of your tick or mosquito problems, not the source. So, what causes so many ticks and mosquitoes to show up in your yard?
If you see ticks and mosquitoes in your yard all the time, you may need to check if your yard is a favorable habitat for these creatures. One thing that ticks and mosquitoes have in common is a desire to stay out of the sun. Direct sunlight is harmful, if not deadly, to both creatures, meaning they will seek out sheltered, shady areas of your yard in which to rest and breed. If your yard has areas of bushes or foliage that are shady and cool, you may have noticed that you are bitten more often. Here are a few ways to limit tick and mosquito habitat on your property:
- Remove yard waste, including grass clippings, leaf piles, and other areas where ticks can hide.
- If possible, keep outdoor living areas away from dense foliage where mosquitoes and ticks will shelter.
- Pour out any standing water that can be used by mosquitoes to breed.
These methods are effective, but there is only one way to ensure your home and yard are defended against ticks and mosquitoes: Professional New Fairfield tick control and mosquito services. This is what we offer at Mosquito Squad.