As anyone in New Jersey will tell you, summer is the prime season for mosquitoes. Not only are mosquitoes annoying when you’re trying to spend time outdoors, but they can cause painful bites and carry harmful diseases.
Here are some recommendations for safe and effective backyard mosquito control to help you get through the summer with minimal bites and itching.
Summer is a time for hot temperatures, lots of sunshine, backyard barbecues and…mosquitos.
Unfortunately, in many parts of the country, mosquitos and mosquito bites are a natural part of the summer experience. As we spend time outdoors, they make us irritated, itchy, and even nervous about potential diseases they might be carrying. Homes that are located near a natural or manmade body of water are likely to attract mosquitos. But these pests are also drawn to stagnant water in birdbath fountains and garden puddles. Mosquitos lay eggs on the surface of the water, thereby multiplying and causing even more of a nuisance for your summer parties and romantic outdoor evenings.
To help you enjoy your backyard this summer, here are some of the most effective solutions for backyard mosquito control in New Jersey.
There are many different ways that homeowners can protect their yards from mosquitos, including traps, nets, and sprays. However, there is a simpler and more natural approach that may help to deter these pests as well. Gardeners and landscaping enthusiasts will enjoy learning that there are many plants that can be incorporated into a backyard to keep mosquitos away.
This article will explore the various plants that naturally repel mosquitos and why each of these plants is useful for mosquito yard control.
Last summer, we wrote an article addressing Zika virus concerns and how Bergen County mosquito control can help keep your family safe. However, Zika is just one of many diseases than can be spread by mosquitos, and some of these are much more common.
This article will discuss other diseases that can be spread by mosquitos and springtime actions that homeowners can take to prevent these pests from breeding on their properties.
Mosquitoes have always been a nuisance, but there are increasing concerns about how they spread disease because of Zika virus. Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus mostly bite during the daytime hours and are also known to spread other diseases, such as dengue and chikungunya viruses. Unfortunately, Zika, which is linked to severe birth defects, can be spread during sex, and there are currently no vaccines to prevent the spread of this disease.
The heat makes most people feel a little sluggish, but this time in summer is when mosquitoes are most active. These biting pests thrive when days are hot and muggy and can make outdoor summertime fun a lot less enticing. You will inevitably notice a surge in their population when summer temperatures remain above 80 degrees and there has been some rainfall. However, you can reduce their numbers around your home. Continue reading
Those pesky mosquitoes can turn a fun summer day into an aggravating nightmare. The itch from a mosquito bite can be quite unpleasant and extremely frustrating. And if you scratch it long enough, you’ll surely cause it to burn. Have you ever wondered why mosquitoes eat you alive while your friends come inside unscathed? There are plenty of good reasons why mosquitoes target certain people at certain times of the day. As a service that specializes in mosquito control throughout Bergen County, please take this chance to learn more about mosquitoes and their behavior. Continue reading