Soon, the snow will be melted and with warmer weather and standing water, those tiny, biting nemeses – mosquitoes – will be back with a vengeance! Like two teams in a standoff match, it’s the Home Team (our families, friends, and pets) vs. the Visitors (mosquito varieties Aedes albopictus, Aedes vexans, and Anopheles barberi just to name a few). And like any good game, the outcome depends on both a strong offense and a solid defense. Here at Mosquito Squad of the North Shore, we have five Home Team strategies to give mosquitoes the stomp out in 2015!
Strategy 1: Tip Off
According to the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District’s website, mosquitoes not only leave painful bites, but they also carry diseases such as West Nile, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Malaria, and Bone Break Fever. It only takes a capful of water to provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes. To effectively break the cycle of mosquitoes in your yard: tip over any containers of standing water. Mosquitoes hatch in a mere three days, so freshening the water in birdbaths and dog bowls is a critical move.
Strategy 2: Toss Out
Not disposing of yard debris is like giving team mosquito a free throw: cool place to hang out during the heat of the day, so they can come out in offense droves in the cool of the morning or evening. Toss out all yard waste quickly for an effective block.
Strategy 3: Turn Over
As stated by the Mass Audubon, “The mosquitoes of greatest concern for WNV (West Nile Virus) transmission breed primarily in small isolated areas, such as buckets, old tires, tree hollows, and stormwater catch basins.” Get the jump on mosquitoes after a rainfall by turning over and emptying excess water out of the things that collected water during the shower.
Strategy 4: Taut Defense
“Sag” is not a term you want to describe your yard’s tarp and cover situation! Keep those tight in order to keep mosquito breeding grounds benched.
Strategy 5: Timed Treatment
Having proven winners provides an edge in any team. No matter how hard we as individual families work making sure our yards are not mosquito havens, many times, it still is not enough. We need professionals who are invested in keeping our yards mosquito free, so that we are able to more fully enjoy them.
Mosquito Squad of the North Shore are the pros you want on your side. For over four years, we’ve been hard at work here in the community, keeping mosquitos and ticks sidelined from your yard. We use an advanced “barrier system” with a time-released product is non-toxic to birds, animals and children. It lasts for weeks at a time.
Our intense training program ensures that our technicians target the mosquito prone “zones” of your yard, while leaving the flowering portions safe for the bees and butterflies. Not only are we accredited with the Better Business Bureau, we proudly sport an “A+” ranking. Our friendly customer service is the best in town, due in part to our Gold Standard policy: if your yard gets a resurgence of mosquitoes between scheduled barrier treatments, we will come out again, at no charge to you.
Give us a call today and see how we can team up to free your yard from mosquitoes this season. For March Madness, we are offering all new customers who sign a season long contract, a sign-on bonus:
- $25 discount
- entry into our Mosquito Squad Free Throw
You read that right! One lucky new customer will receive their 2015 season of service absolutely free.
Mosquitoes are more than just a pain. They carry all manner of diseases from heartworms for our pets to West Nile Virus and more for us. Mosquito Squad of the North Shore Mass is a part of your winning team lineup for solid mosquito control. To learn more about our highly effective tick tube program and barrier sprays, contact Mosquito Squad of the North Shore.