There are so many things to look forward to this summer. From BBQ’s with friends and family to days spent by the pool– it’s an exciting time of year for many. One thing you’re probably not looking forward to this summer? Those extremely annoying, buzzing-in-your-ear, feasting-on-your-flesh, pesky mosquitoes. This mosquito season is shaping up to be just as bad, if not worse than past seasons. If you recall, mosquito season 2017 was made worse by a significantly warm winter and a wet spring. While it's true that these conditions led to the horrible mosquito season, the reverse isn’t necessarily true. Although we just experienced an unusually cold, long winter, it was extremely wet and this residual water created the ideal breeding ground for all bugs, including mosquitoes. Plus, many species of mosquitoes have adapted to survive in the cold. Now that temperatures are beginning to heat up, we are likely to see mosquito populations flourish. Temperature plays a huge role in when mosquito season begins, peaks, and ends. This means mosquito season will vary by region. Generally speaking, the season will start when temps are consistently 50º or above. This is when mosquitos will come out of hibernation and previously laid eggs will hatch. The season will reach its peak in the height of summer, as the bugs thrive in high temperatures. When temps dip below 50º, the season is over. Unfortunately, mosquito bites are more than just an annoyance during the warmer months. These bloodthirsty bugs carry a number of life-threatening diseases from the West Nile virus, to Zika and more. When mosquitos innocently take a bite of you, they transmit the diseases they’re carrying to you. Mosquitos are a real danger! Taking precautions against mosquitos in the summer is so important. Here are some things you can do to protect you and your family this summer:
Be aware of local cases involving diseases transmitted by mosquitoes.
Know what your town or city is doing to protect its residents from mosquitoes and the transmission of their diseases.
If you’re still seeing bugs despite your efforts or are looking for extra protection, consider having your yard sprayed for mosquitos. The treatment sets up an invisible barrier around your yard that prevents mosquitoes from entering your property and potentially infecting you. Many people find spraying their yard to be the only way to keep mosquitos out. But don’t take our word for it. Take a look at some of the reviews of homeowners who have implemented mosquito control:“We've been customers for many years and have enjoyed several of your services! We currently have mosquito control, pest control, bed bug protection, and termite protection. This summer we added the mosquito control because we were not able to enjoy our backyard last summer due to the millions of mosquitos. It is amazing the difference! I would recommend the mosquito treatments very highly!”
Debra Russell, Mosquito Control Customer
So what do you say? Instead of counting the number of scars you accumulated from bug bites at the end of the summer, count all the fun memories you created in a mosquito free yard. In preparation for mosquito season, be sure to schedule a mosquito control service with us!
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