Memorial Day Brings On The Season Of Pools And Out-Of-Control Mosquitoes

Author: Mosquito Squad of North Shore

It’s Memorial Day! This day marks the beginning of warm weather and outdoor fun!  You have prepped the pool for the season and bought a couple extra pool toys for the kids. Finally, you jump in for a couple of laps or a game of water volleyball. You jump out to dry off and for the mosquitoes in your yard it’s GAME ON! Only, you’re the target of this game. Mosquitoes love wet, hot environments that create oxygen. Unfortunately you, your kids and your guests have the perfect ingredients for a mosquito snack.

Your back yard pool can be a source of entertainment all summer long.  Unfortunately, it can also be a breeding ground for mosquitoes who threaten to ruin your fun. We have already begun to receive calls from Tewksbury, Westford and Carlisle residents worried about mosquito control. Our residents suffered last summer from mosquito bites while in the privacy of their back yards. The mosquitoes were especially bad in late afternoon when we like to grab a spatula and grill-out around the pool. Our Mosquito Squad of Chelmsford customers tried different solutions including magnets and Deet. Nothing short of wearing long clothing could prevent the mosquitoes from biting.

Not only do mosquitoes love to chomp on you right when you get out of the pool. They take residence around your pool. Pools are a perfect place for mosquitoes to congregate. Mosquitoes love to breed in small pools of water. Puddles of pool water around the pool area are perfect locations for mosquitoes to lay their eggs. Eggs can hatch within 48 hours of exposure to opportune conditions. Not only are you more likely to be bitten by a mosquito in your pool area, you are more likely to get a mosquito-borne illness. West Nile Virus and EEE are prevalent in the Massachusetts area. Mosquito control measures are necessary to eliminate the mosquitoes that are pesky and potentially dangerous to your family.

With Mosquito Squad, you don’t need to worry about sharing your yard with mosquitoes. We provide a barrier spray for your yard that treats your entire property. This spray both eliminates mosquitoes on contact and also has a timed-release formula to keep on working. You don’t have to worry about a thing except for all the ways you’re going to have fun when your outdoor experience is mosquito free and tick free.

Here are a couple of additional hints. Homeowners should regularly inspect their property for any standing water or any items that have the capacity to collect water, especially after a rain. Tip and toss any standing water from these items.  Safe mosquito practices such as these, combined with having your property treated by a licensed mosquito control professional will eliminate mosquitoes in your yard. In turn, these practices will greatly reduce the risk of mosquito-borne disease transmission.