It’s getting cooler. The leaves are falling, it’s a great time to hunt, watch your favorite football team and before you know it the holidays will be here. This is also a great time to look through your yard and get your yard cleaned up to eliminate potential mosquito and tick breeding spots. Did you know there are some mosquito species and many mosquito eggs can survive during the winter? As soon as the spring rain comes, they hatch and are ready to bite!
Implementing the 5 T’s and/or the 6 C’s now, will let you have a worry free outdoor this next spring and summer.
The 5 T’s for mosquito control.
Reduce standing water to eliminate mosquito threats, including those in children’s sandboxes, wagons or plastic toys; underneath and around downspouts, in plant saucers and dog bowls. Other hot spots include tarps, gutters, and flat roofs.
Remove excess grass, leaves, firewood and clippings from yards. Also check your gutters and make sure they are free of debris.
Turn over larger yard items that could hold water like children’s portable sandboxes or plastic toys.
- REMOVE TARPS
If tarps stretched over firewood piles, boats or sports equipment aren’t taut, they’re holding water.
When the spring comes, call us at Mosquito Squad and we will treat your property with our pantented mosquito barrier treatment that lasts for 21 days. Using a barrier mosquito treatment that kills mosquitoes and adult ticks at your home reduces the need for using DEET-containing bug spray on the body. We guarantee an 85-90% reduction of mosquito population in your yard.
Here is a few more tips that can help protect your family and pets from ticks too.
The 6 C’s of tick control
- CLEAR OUT DEBRIS
Debris often accumulates in moist shady areas where ticks thrive (they usually die in sunny dry areas).
Eliminate leaf litter (mulch or grass clippings piles and your rain gutters), brush off sidewalks and mow tall grass to cut down on the places ticks can harbor.
- CHOOSE PLANTS THAT AREN’T ATTRACTIVE TO DEER.
In areas where deer are present this is very important because deer will carry ticks right into your yard.
- CHECK HIDING PLACES PERIODICALLY.
Ticks like to hide along the base of fences and brick walls.
- CARE FOR FAMILY PETS.
Ticks can easy hide in the fur of your pets. If your animals spend time in areas where ticks may be present, make sure you apply a topical tick medication.
- CALL THE SQUAD. Mosquito Squad’s extensive tick control eliminates ticks before they can bite and danger your friends and family.