Date Posted: June 19, 2014
Ah yes, it’s that time of year again. Summer, also known as mosquito season has finally arrived in New England. It has many of us wondering just how bad these blood thirsty pests are going to be this year.
The extended forecast for Providence shows the potential for rainfall almost every day; likewise for Worcester. Why bring up the weather? Good question. A wet summer is likely to mean an increase in the mosquito population. You see, female mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. More rainfall means more places for mosquitoes to breed. Clogged gutters, wading pools and even tarps covering the woodpile are all potential breeding sites for these pests. Other potential breeding places include:
Holes in trees and the ground
Outdoor garbage cans and lids
Stagnant drain ditches
To prevent mosquitoes from taking over your property we recommend:
Cleaning leaves and other debris out of gutters.
Changing the water in bird baths and wading pools at least once a week.
Turning over wheelbarrows, buckets and other items that collect rainfall.
Removing tires and other rarely used items on your property that gather water.
To prevent mosquitoes from getting that blood meal they need to reproduce, you should avoid spending time outside when mosquito activity is worse –typically dawn and dusk. For more mosquito prevention tips check out what the CDC suggests.
We’d love to tell you that mosquitoes won’t be bad this year but these summer pests are likely to be around. Should you find yourself considering professional mosquito control, give us a call. In Providence, Worcester and throughout our New England service area, we offer highly effective mosquito solutions that help you take back your yard. As an added bonus, it covers ticks too! Click here to learn more about this pest control service or contact us today to learn more!