It is true, once the temperatures drop below 60 degrees, mosquitoes become lethargic and they typically aren’t a threat anymore. But that doesn’t mean other insects still can’t pose a threat, especially ticks, fleas and spiders. In the southern states it doesn’t stay very cold for very long, so as long as tick can find a host to feed from or a warm location to hide, the adult ticks will still be a threat even when temperatures hover around 45 degrees. Adult fleas will also stay active throughout most or all of the winter season. Only sustained cold (less than 30 degrees) and low humidity levels will kill off outdoor eggs, larvae, and adult fleas. Spiders also are eating and starting to transition from outdoor insects to indoor insects, where they can find water and warmth.
So what does this mean for you?
It means the Mosquito Squad will still be available to help you rid your yard of ticks, fleas and spiders, into the Holidays and starting next year into early spring. We can offer you competitive rates, including neighborhood discounts for a few of your friends or neighbors. Also check out our website on tips to help keep your yard tick free. https://www.mosquitosquad.com/bugs-disease/ticks/
Please call us if you have any concerns or would like to talk to us about our fall tick, flea and spider services.