Enjoying Late Summer in New England Mosquito-Free
August 7, 2019
Late summer has arrived in New England, but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors before the weather turns cold. On the downside, however, that means there’s still plenty of time to have to deal with pesky mosquitoes.
Mosquito season runs into October here in New England, which means the insects could be around for weeks spoiling your outdoor fun and causing irritating bites that make you uncomfortable. Also, mosquitoes can carry dangerous diseases, including West Nile fever, malaria, and dengue fever.
Take Action to Limit Mosquitoes
It is possible to enjoy late summer mosquito-free, and the one good thing is that we understand a lot about their behavior and what draws them our properties. If you know how they behave, you can avoid attracting mosquitoes.
Water. The essential thing in a mosquito's life cycle is the availability of water. Mosquitoes lay eggs near water. The eggs and nymphs need water to hatch, and the adults need it to survive. So, the best way to make your property less attractive to mosquitoes is to limit the water that’s available to them.
Take a look around your yard, and you may be surprised to see all the items that could be holding water after it rains. These include toys the kids left in the yard, a wheelbarrow, the saucers under potted plants, dishes left near the grill—just about anything.
To cut down on attracting mosquitoes, empty water out of all those items, put away anything that doesn't need to be out, and if possible, store outdoor items upside down so they can't hold water.
A shady resting place. You may have noticed mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk when it's cooler. During the heat of the day, mosquitoes like to rest in the shade. They alight on long grass and weeds, brush, and trees that are out of the sun.
Lower the number of hiding places where mosquitoes rest by keeping your grass mowed and cutting long overhanging branches that provide deep shade.
Give Us a Call
While limiting water and resting spaces in your yard should reduce the number of mosquitoes you see, DIY solutions won’t completely get rid of the insects. For the best results, you also need the help of American Pest Solutions.
We have a highly effective mosquito management program called Mosquito Guard. With this service, our professional technicians will visit your property every three to four weeks from April through October and mist the locations where mosquitoes are likely to rest. The product stays active between visits, so your protection lasts all summer.
Don’t let mosquitoes ruin the rest of the summer. Call us today to set up an appointment for mosquito treatments.
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