Forget scurrying cockroaches and spiders with too many eyes: the insect we should worry about is mosquitoes. There’s a reason the demand for mosquito control is strong enough to spawn thousands of products—they’re a major disease vector, leave itchy bites, and never seem to go away. Stay vigilant of these pests with these three mosquito facts.
Mosquitoes Are Attracted to Warm Temperatures
The best mosquito control is the changing of the season. As days shorten and weather grows colder, mosquitoes lay their eggs and enter a period called diapause, which is like mammal hibernation. Their metabolisms freeze and development stalls. Mosquitoes in diapause retreat under rocks and tree stumps, to emerge when the spring weather settles above 50 degrees. In Massachusetts, this tends to be around early May. If you meet the warmer temperatures with mosquito control, mosquitoes might never come to your property.
Mosquitoes Spread Disease to Thousands
There are over 1,000 new cases of mosquito-borne disease every year in the U.S.A. Common mosquito-borne diseases include Zika virus, West Nile virus, Chikungunya virus, dengue, and malaria. These are all terrible diseases. They’re debilitating, cause flu-like symptoms, and, in worst cases, can result in irreparable damage to the central nervous system.
Mosquitoes Control Is Possible
Here’s a fact about humans: if something gives us enough trouble, we respond. There’s a vast array of mosquito control products out there, from wristbands to spray bottles, all promising deliverance from buzzing and biting. Products like DEET, malathion, and permethrin have been used to successfully repel and kill them.
Mosquito Shield of South Shore, Cape Cod & South Coast fights Massachusetts’ mosquito population with a three-prong mosquito control program. Their lawn treatment hides your presence from mosquitoes, kills their local population, and puts down a layer of repellent. Drive the mosquitoes off your property today by calling them at (781) 424-5697 or visiting their website.