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Date Posted: May 19, 2020
Category: Mosquitoes

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Without a doubt, the humble mosquito is one of the least welcome and most identifiable pests in the Providence, RI area. The eggs that adult mosquitoes laid during the last weeks of fall are beginning to incubate in the warming spring sunshine, and they will soon be reaching their breaking point. Returning to normal activity after cold wintertime snows, mosquito larva will be hatching in ponds, puddles, bottle caps, and moist soils all over the state.

Identifying the presence of mosquitoes in the home or yard takes very little expertise. A high-pitched whining drone, a dark creature on your arms and legs, and itchy, red bites are often all the signs needed to confirm the heightened activities of this pest.

Most of us regard the return of mosquitoes as an unfortunate happenstance that accompanies the rise of warmer weather. However, mosquito activity is not just a bothersome annoyance during our picnics and barbecues. In fact, mosquitoes are considered to be some of the deadliest animals on Planet Earth. 
The diseases accompanying a mosquito bite are extensive and may affect victims at any stage of life. A fraction of these illnesses include:

  • Exotic diseases such as Zika virus or malaria 

  • West Nile virus 

  • Dengue 

  • Chikungunya 

  • Yellow fever 

  • Encephalitis 

  • Tularemia

To make matters worse, many of these illnesses require hospitalization or expensive medications in order to make a full recovery. Not only are mosquitoes a threat to your health and happiness, but to your wealth as well. 

Gizmos, Gadgets, And Other Mosquito Gimmicks

Many homeowners often attempt to handle mosquito infestations on their own. Unfortunately, the prevention techniques that get the most attention on the internet are rarely useful or even effective in actual practice.

Prevention techniques for mosquitoes range from the plausible to the almost ludicrous.

  • Citronella candles and bug zappers are considered to be some of the most ineffective products available. 

  • Attract-And-Kill sprays have not been well tested for success in the field. 

  • Sticky papers and other traps are grossly ineffective at stopping populations from rising over the course of the summer.

  • There are some cultural controls that prove helpful when controlling mosquitoes, but it is important to note that established infestations will not necessarily be affected by these methods. 

  • Ridding standing water sources and trimming back shrubbery are the only proven methods of mosquito population control. 

  • Larvicides added to standing ponds, fountains, or bird baths may cut back on breeding populations. 

  • A strong pest control plan, coupled with integrated pest management systems, should be implemented in every mosquito mitigation program. These are wildly successful for both homeowners and commercial properties alike.

Mosquitoes are dangerous pests that simply cannot be dealt with by over the counter gimmicks, gadgets, or other gizmos. The best method of outdoor mosquito control will always be investing in a Mosquito & Tick Control Program through Big Blue Bug Solutions. 

Fill The Pest Control Void In Your Lawn With Big Blue Bug Solutions

Big Blue Bug’s Mosquito & Tick Control Program is much more effective than DIY remedies. Running from mid-May to the end of October, this fast-acting solution is a proven method of mitigating biting insect populations all year long. One-time treatments for special occasions or seasonal outdoor events are excellent ways to protect friends and family from dangerous mosquitoes and other uninvited guests.

Spring is arriving quickly, which means the time to implement effective pest control solutions for your home or business starts now. When you’re ready to invest before the pests infest, contact your local branch of Big Blue Bug Solutions immediately.

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