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Mosquito Control Tips for a Day at the Lake

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Now is the time to take advantage of the summer heat and fantastic weather, but make sure you take the proper precautions against the insects that often spoil our time outdoors. As you know well, mosquitoes are a problem in our region for a variety of reasons. Although these insects are tiny, they can pack a punch in their massive numbers. Yes, an unfortunate fact about many of the pests we face in our yards is that they reproduce extremely quickly, and mosquitoes are no exception. Indeed, by the end of the warmer months, a single female mosquito can have billions of descendants all in a single mosquito season! So, the question must be asked, what components aid mosquitoes in their reproductive capacity? The answer is water.

Personal mosquito control is important at the lake

Mosquitoes require water to lay their eggs, wherein the larva will develop over a short period and will soon emerge as full-fledged adults. If you’re wondering where mosquitoes might be found in abundance, the lake would be a solid answer. Mosquitoes require standing water to lay their eggs to ensure they don’t get washed away, and the lake you go to for summer fun may just fit the bill. So, say you go to Truesdale Lake or Mohansic lake, there’s a solid chance you may encounter mosquitoes while swimming or fishing. Unfortunately, there really isn’t anything you can do to prevent mosquitoes from breeding near your lake, but you can protect yourself. As unpleasant as it might be, applying bug spray is a proven way to ensure you experience fewer bites than normal. Of course, this doesn’t mean that mosquitoes will stop harassing you, but your odds of being bitten are dramatically less, especially when using bug spray with some proportion of DEET in the solution. Mosquitoes hate this chemical and will avoid it whenever possible. Mosquito control is also important at home, but with professional help, there is no need to apply chemicals directly to the skin.

Who to seek out for mosquito control

At Mosquito Squad, we’ve worked since the early 2000s to ensure our customers are defended against mosquitoes and the mosquito-borne diseases they can carry. With the help of our highly trained technicians and our barrier protection spray, we can guarantee up to a 90% reduction in the mosquito population on your property!

We offer natural mosquito control, too!

With years of innovation at our backs, we also offer natural mosquito control created using a mix of essential oils that smell good and are nearly as effective as our traditional treatments! Whatever protection spray you choose, rest assured that mosquitoes will have little inclination to approach you and your property.

Bug spray is the best solution for mosquitoes on lake days. However, for mosquito control in your yard, look no further than Mosquito Squad of Southern Westchester Rockland. Give us a call at (914) 533-1159.