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How to Prevent Mosquitoes Around Your New England Home This Spring

March 18, 2019

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In: Mosquitoes

When you live in New England, you anticipate spring with the same excitement a child has while waiting for Christmas. You know how brief the months of warm weather are, so you try to make the most of them by spending as much time outdoors as possible. Unfortunately, nothing ruins a nice day outside like a swarm of bloodthirsty mosquitoes. If you’d like to learn how to prevent mosquitoes around your New England home this spring, read on.

Why Early Intervention is Your Best Opportunity to Prevent Mosquitoes

Before the weather warms up too much, you have a unique opportunity to keep the mosquito populations low around your New England home. As you know, mosquitoes don’t survive our cold New England winters. However, their eggs do. Eggs laid in fall will hatch when the right conditions arrive. In order to hatch, mosquito eggs need warm weather and water. With this knowledge, you can prevent mosquito eggs around your New England home from hatching.
 
Take the time in early spring to look around your property for any areas where water can pool, then take measures to prevent it from happening.
 

Where to Look to Prevent Mosquitoes Around Your New England Home This Spring

Common places where water collects include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Containers, such as flower pots, barrels, and pet dishes.
  • Toys, such as tire swings, bikes with baskets, and upturned frisbees.
  • Gutters, if clogged with leaves and other debris.
  • Lawn debris, such as leaf piles.
  • Low spots on the lawn or near the foundation of your home.
  • Overgrown or shaded areas.
  • Uncovered pools or hot tubs.

Steps to Take to Prevent Water From Collecting

To prevent water from pooling in the areas mentioned above, try the following:
  • Remove unnecessary containers.
  • Drill holes in necessary containers to allow water to disperse.
  • Put toys away when not in use.
  • Clean out your gutters.
  • Remove lawn debris whenever it collects.
  • Fill low spots in your lawn or create a drainage system that directs water away from your lawn.
  • Cut back overgrowth and keep the foundation of your home free of excess moisture.
  • Cover pools and hot tubs with tight-fitting covers when not in use.

The Best Way to Prevent Mosquitoes Around Your New England Home This Spring

Even by eliminating as many wet areas as possible, mosquitoes can still find their way onto your property. By utilizing the Mosquito Guard program offered by American Pest Solutions, you can take care of the mosquitoes that would otherwise be missed. Mosquito Guard targets the areas where mosquitoes spend their resting time, ensuring they won’t bother you when they’d normally become active later in the day.
 
Contact American Pest Solutions to learn more about our mosquito control program. You’ll be glad you did!

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