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Mosquito Control Aided by Minnows?

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Throughout the Northeast, mosquitoes are a constant annoyance during the summer months. Despite what we would like, these insects return with a vengeance as soon as warmer weather makes a comeback, and we suffer as a result. From a human perspective, essentially nothing about mosquitoes is directly beneficial. Indeed, some research suggests that humans are becoming a preferred source of blood for certain species of mosquitoes in our region, and our outdoor living experiences are degraded as a result. Furthermore, mosquitoes are increasingly capable of carrying dangerous diseases in the Northeast, and disease rates are only expected to worsen in the coming years. Mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases present a threat to our enjoyment as well as to our health, meaning defending against these insects is more important than ever.

A clever mosquito control technique

The need for mosquito control has led to the development of innovative pest control techniques over the years, and this year can be included in this group! This past May, Westchester County gave out minnows for residents to put into their ornamental water features. Why? In nature, mosquito larvae are a food source for many kinds of aquatic animals and form an important segment at the base of the food chain. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, but when they lay eggs in man-made water features, there are often no natural predators to feed on the mosquito larvae! By distributing minnows to Westchester County residents, the county has implemented an all-natural mosquito control technique. As clever as this technique is, this treatment alone isn’t sufficient to tackle a problem as large as the mosquito population in our region. Mosquitoes are highly mobile, meaning they can go from yard to yard with ease, so your neighbor down the street with an untreated pool could be contributing to the mosquito issues you face on your property. Professional mosquito control, as opposed to minnows, can keep you defended throughout the summer and fall.

Your source for mosquito control in Westchester

At Mosquito Squad, we’ve worked since 2005 to defend our customers from mosquitoes in our area. With the help of our highly trained technicians and our mosquito barrier protection spray, you can expect up to a 90% reduction in the mosquito population on your property. Don’t let mosquitoes control your outdoor lifestyle this summer!

Minnows eat mosquito larvae, but these fish alone aren’t enough. For powerful mosquito control, look no further than Mosquito Squad of Southern Westchester & Rockland County. Give us a call at (914) 533-1159.