As great as the summer season is in our region, there are a few pests that demand our attention every year. An uninterrupted summer free of bugs would be lovely, but such an idea is fiction in our part of the world. Without fail, as soon as warmer temperatures return, we are flooded with insects of all kinds that return for the hot temperatures. Unfortunately, some of these creatures are bad for our health, and others are responsible for environmental degradation.
In the past four years, an insect known as the spotted lantern fly has made its home in our region, and this spells trouble for our trees. With no natural predators or parasites in the U.S., this invasive insect feeds on tree sap and can cause mold growth that may weaken or kill the trees they feed on. The best way to control them? Stomping and swatting. If you see this insect anywhere in your yard, make sure to squish it as it may cause damage to your yard and the surrounding environment. While controlling this insect requires squishing and smacking, another creature in the Northeast isn’t so easily eliminated.
Tick control is essential this summer
The ticks that inhabit everything from the grass in our backyards to the woods throughout our region are of particular concern for those living in the Northeast. From poppy seed-sized to pea-sized, ticks are always small and hard to spot, making them particularly problematic for public health. Why? Ticks are responsible for the spread of Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne disease in the United States. Despite their minuscule size, ticks can cause a serious blow to your health, sometimes resulting in chronic illnesses that can cause symptoms to last for months to years. With these downsides in mind, it is important to consider how to defend yourself against these arachnids.
How to implement tick control
Ticks are extremely hardy creatures, and they can survive smacks and attempts at squashing them. To adequately defend yourself against ticks, it is important to consult with professionals. Enter Mosquito Squad, your local tick control expert.
Who can you trust for tick control this season?
At Mosquito Squad, we’ve worked since 2005 to defend our customers from ticks and mosquitoes. With the help of our barrier protection spray, we can guarantee a dramatic reduction in the tick population on your property. Our treatments are strategically implemented for maximum effectiveness, and we only need to return every 2-3 weeks to reapply.
Spotted lantern flies are easy to squish, but ticks are not. For tick control that works against these hardy creatures, look no further than Mosquito Squad of Princeton. Give us a call at (609) 778-1797.