Cool weather is on the horizon now that we are halfway through September, so what do these temperature changes mean for the mosquitoes in your yard? As we all know, mosquitoes can’t function in cold weather, and the time is quickly approaching when these insects will either die off, enter hibernation, or lay hardy eggs that can overwinter. Unfortunately, mosquitoes are difficult to keep away, but there are ways to help regain control over your property. As soon as temperatures reach 50 degrees Fahrenheit, mosquitoes will vanish from our region, but they are lying in wait for next summer. So, what can your mosquito control efforts do for you when mosquitoes reemerge? There are a few measures you should take this autumn.
Ludlow mosquito control you can implement yourself
Now that we know mosquitoes will either hibernate or lay eggs to survive the winter, the first step in controlling these insects is knowing where they like to hide. The greatest asset a mosquito has is standing water. If there are areas of your yard that hold water year-round, it is a good idea to either consider emptying that water source or treating the water to ensure mosquitoes can’t survive within. Even in winter, mosquito eggs can survive in this aquatic environment. So, anything that might hold onto water like clogged gutters, untreated pools or ponds, and even bird feeders should be treated or emptied to ensure mosquitoes don’t explode onto your property when spring returns.
Yard waste removal is also essential. Especially in autumn, fallen leaves, mulch, and other yard waste can be exploited by mosquitoes as shelters to endure the cold weather. Not only will removing yard waste improve your yard’s aesthetics but doing so will also reduce the number of mosquitoes that use your property as a safe space. In addition to yard maintenance, mosquito control from the experts is also important.
Professional Ludlow mosquito control is here to help
At Mosquito Squad, we’ve worked since 2005 to ensure our customers are defended against mosquitoes and the diseases they can carry. With the help of our highly trained technicians and our barrier protection treatments, we can guarantee up to a 90% reduction in the mosquito population on your property. Lasting for up to 21 days, our treatments only need to be reapplied every two to three weeks. Mosquitoes can linger even into October, so make sure you take measures against these insects and reduce the likelihood of mosquitoes using your property to overwinter.
Mosquitoes are a threat even in the fall. For Ludlow mosquito control from trusted professionals, look no further than Mosquito Squad of Springfield. Give us a call at (413) 418-3359