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Mosquito Control Tips for Landscaping

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Mosquito Control Tips for Landscaping

December 20, 2023

A few years ago, a friend of Mosquito Squad of Southern New Hampshire’s owner, Dave Macchia, contracted Rocky Mountain spotted fever after updating her landscaping.

Having recently spread mulch around her landscaping, she was under the impression that since the mulch was organic, it would be free of pests. She could not have been more wrong. Ticks love dark and moist places. A pile of mulch is a perfect oasis for yard pests, like ticks and mosquitoes.

Will you be landscaping your Pelham NH lawn soon?

Here’s what you need to know. Bark mulch and pine needles, that are often used in yards for cover and landscaping, can beautify your yard but they can also bring in unwanted pests. Untreated, natural materials can serve as hiding places for mosquitoes and ticks. They can be transported into your yard inside of mulch, pine needles, and other organic landscaping materials. Perhaps, you have wondered why mosquitoes are so hard to control in your Pelham New Hampshire yard?

Pelham Mosquito Control Tips and Information

Mosquitoes look for cool, moist places to hide until dusk. This is when they come out from cover looking for a blood meal. Your local garden center provides the perfect environment and hiding places for mosquitoes. You can unknowingly transport them right into your yard via a load of organic landscaping materials. For this reason, you should always wear long, light-colored clothing when working in the yard. Light clothing will help deter mosquitoes and make it easier to see a tiny tick on your clothing. When you return indoors, place your clothes in the dryer on high heat to kill any unseen ticks. You should also immediately take a shower to wash off any ticks that may be on your skin and hair before they can attach themselves.

Pelham mosquito control barrier protection is essential.

Most importantly, opt to reduce the number mosquitoes and ticks around your yard by calling Mosquito Squad of Southern New Hampshire. Did you know that our barrier mosquito treatment that can eliminate up to 90% of mosquitoes that love to interrupt your outdoor activities? What’s more, you can coordinate your landscaping materials installation just before your scheduled mosquito treatment appointment. This will allow us to treat your mulch or pine straw, which might be harboring unwanted pests.

Get a leg up on protecting your home and family from the threat of mosquitoes and ticks! Call Mosquito Squad of Southern New Hampshire at (603) 538-3125 to start your 2021 mosquito control regimen, before you carry in new landscaping materials.