While a part of the country is dealing with a serious drought it is hard to talk about water being a bad thing. When it comes to mosquitoes invading your yard and driving you indoors, fresh standing water is public enemy number one. Water creates a fertile breeding ground for mosquitoes to multiply rapidly.
Does the 110 inches of snow we received this winter increase the mosquito population in Central Mass for the summer? It absolutely does. More snow equals more water after the spring thaw. It means more water in lakes, ponds and creeks waking up eggs nested on the sides of creeks, just waiting for the water to rise.
Any Standing Water is a Mosquito Factory
On average a mosquito can lay up to 300 eggs at one time, but they need a water source to do it. Don’t have a stream or pond? It doesn’t matter. A single bottle cap of standing water is plenty of water to create a magnificent mosquito breeding ground. Given that a drop of water is all a mosquito needs to breed, keep an eye out for small sources of dampness or standing water in your yard. Here are just a few items to watch for:
- Pet Bowls
- Watering cans
- Bird baths
- Shady or low areas that stay muddy
- Kiddie pools
- Decorative pond and fountains
- Fire pits
Mosquito Squad needs your help to make your yard less favorable to mosquitoes. Here are 5 easy tips.
1. TIP. Tip anything around your home that can collect water from rain or your sprinkler system. Dog bowls, plant saucers, clogged gutters and kid’s toys are a perfect breeding ground.
2. TOSS. Remove excess grass, weeds from gardens, leaves, firewood and other leftover clippings from yards.
3. TURN. Turn over larger yard items that could hold water like baby pools, children’s portable sandboxes or plastic toys.
4. REMOVE TARPS. If tarps stretched over firewood piles, grills or boats aren’t taut, they’re holding water.
5. TREAT. Call Mosquito Squad. Our mosquito elimination barrier treatment eliminates up to 90% of the mosquitoes on your property. Remember that mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance; they can carry dangerous diseases such as West Nile virus, Malaria, Encephalitis and more.
What if it rains the same day Mosquito Squad of Central Massachusetts sprays my yard?
The only time Mosquito Squad will reschedule is if it is actually raining during the spray time. Our mosquito spray takes only 20 minutes to dry. It doesn’t matter if it rains before we get there or 20 minutes after. Our product adheres to underside of vegetation and has a micro-encapsulated timed release formula which allows it to continue to work for 3 weeks.
After you’ve removed all standing water, relax and enjoy your yard with the help of Mosquito Squad of Central Mass. We’ll make sure you and your property is pest-free…so that you can enjoy your yard all season.
Contact us to sign up today by giving us a call at (877) 387-7823, dropping us an email at email@example.com or visiting our website at centralmass.mosquitosquad.com. We look forward to protecting your property this season and for many seasons to come.