School is officially out for the summer and with that happy announcement, we will be seeing more and more children and families out enjoying their yards, playing outside and entertaining friends. With summer’s warmer weather also comes a rise in the mosquito and tick population. In fact, when you combine warm weather, with abundant rain, such as we have had the past few weeks, your yard can quickly turn into a breeding ground. Take pro-active steps now to keep your yard is pest free and enjoy the coming weeks and months out in nature.
For mosquitoes, all it takes is a mere capful of standing water to create a haven for mosquito larvae to flourish. Twice weekly water checks around your home are an important way to notice and eliminate these breeding sites. See the chart pictured for more common places to check for standing water.
Ticks and mosquitoes both use debris piles as nesting grounds, so tidy up those spaces and make sure your compost pile is far away from your kid’s playset or the family deck. This will help limit contact between you and these pests.
Mosquitoes and ticks are more than just a nuisance. First and foremost, they are blood suckers! That alone should be reason enough to have them removed from your yard. Did you know that part of New England’s dramatic decline in the moose population is attributed to the winter tick? When deer, foxes, coyotes, and even mice and other creatures use our property as a “pass through” or a home, they can unwittingly bring tick populations onto the property.
Just one adult tick can lay a clutch containing nearly 2,000 ticks! Mosquitoes and ticks both are known vectors (carriers) of serious illnesses and disease, from Lyme Disease from ticks to West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) just to name a few.
For truly effective protection this summer, work with Mosquito Squad of the North Shore. We guarantee our work and proudly stand behind our products. Our trained professionals provide homeowners and businesses seasonal barrier spray protection which eliminates 85% – 90% of mosquitoes and adult ticks from your yard. Our EPA-registered spray is water resistant and lasts for up to three weeks. We take protection to the very edge of your property, not just around your home’s perimeter or targeting a few select sections of your yard.
To learn more about Essex county mosquito and tick control, or to schedule your free consultation for your home throughout the entire North Shore region, you can contact us now.