Several ways you can control mosquitoes and ticks on your property
Recently a lot of homeowners have been asking me what are there options for mosquito and tick control ? Today I would like to take the time to inform eveeryone what you and Mosquito Enemy can do to help control these vector insects. Mosquitoes need water for their birth, eliminate the water and we reduce there population by the thousands. Dump the water from all objects in your yard that will retain water every 4 days. Remove all loose brush and leaves from your property they love to hang out there during the heat of the day. Finally remove or keep tight all tarps don’t let the water puddle up on them If it does shake it off every 4 days. Lets not forget the gutters you must keep them free of debris and allow no standing water in them.
After you have finished what you can do to reduce mosquito and tick populations it’s now time to hire Mosquito Enemy to further control them. Mosquito Enemy travels from Andover thru-out all of the eastern Massachusetts cities and towns to mist our very own Barrier Spray programs. We will visit your yard every 21 days and mist our synthetic Barrier Spray onto all foliage and places they like to rest during the day, from late April to October to control both mosquitos and ticks. This product is made from the flower of the african chrysanthemum. We also have a Organic Barrier Spray for those that are looking for a more natural product. However this product is not as effective as our synthetic, we will need to spray every 14 days with our all natural products. We also treat all standing water for mosquito larvae to prevent new births. These are our most popular programs.
We also offer a custom designed Mist-a-way system for your yard. This system is designed to mist 2 to 4 times a day all areas where mosquitoes and ticks hide in your yard. It is an option that some homeowners prefer. Mosquito Enemy services your system from start-up thru winterization. Please watch the video for more information on this unique mosquito and tick control system.
Mosquito Population Reduction Using Gutter Protection
We all like to blame the neighbor for our mosquito problems. There is a lot you can do in your yard to help prevent mosquito populations from growing. The most common infestation sources are bird baths, tires, buckets, wheelbarrows, kids toys and clogged gutters. These items withhold water and need to be turned over or drained every four days to prevent mosquito eggs from turning into adults. How do you drain a clogged gutter without the hassle, the answer is easier then you might think. With a Gutter Protection System that is made from recycled plastic bottles. It will allow the water to enter your gutter system without allowing leaves and debris into them. Clogged gutters are the single largest breeding area for mosquitoes on your property. Give Mosquito Enemy a call right now and get your free estimate on having your very own Rain Mover Fiber Filter Gutter Protection System installed Today! This is just one more great idea to help with mosquito control in Andover, MA and surrounding cities and towns.
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Breaking News Alert! There is a New Mosquito Virus named Chikungunya that has infected 10 people in Saint Martin
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is warning of a new virus known as Chikungunya, 10 people have been infected in Saint Martin and could make its way to the USA. This is the first time that local transmission of chikungunya has been reported in the Americas. This virus causes debilitating illness, such as fever,headache,fatigue,nausea,vomiting,muscle pain,rash and joint pains. These symptons can last a few days to several weeks. There are no known vaccine or specific antiviral treatments available at this time.
Local transmission of chikungunya is now being reported in other countries in the Caribbean. As of February 5, 2014, the following Caribbean countries have reported cases of chikungunya:
- Saint Martin (French)
- Sint Maarten (Dutch)
- Saint Barthelemy
- British Virgin Islands
- French Guiana
- St. Kitts
A Little Rain in Wilmington MA Doesn’t Ruin A Mosquito’s Day
Rain. It cools the earth after a hot summer day and offers a refreshing reprieve from the harsh summer season weather. For humans, rainfall doesn’t do much other than wet your clothes and water your plants. That, however, isn’t the case for many insects. Especially since raindrops weigh about 50 times as much as a mosquito though they are roughly the same size. Rain also falls at such a rate that it’s impossible for the insects to avoid them. Through the compound eyes of a mosquito, a trip out in the rain is more like running out into high-speed traffic.
In spite of that, mosquitoes will often continue their lifelong quest to irritate anyone unlucky enough to become their next meal. Everyone’s least favorite summer pest has evolved a very special way to stay airborne during a rainy day. The mosquitoes of today are built to endure a downpour. Their combined adaptations of a unique exoskeleton and low mass render them impervious to force of falling raindrops.
Recent research has revealed that mosquitoes receive low impact forces from raindrops because the mass of mosquitoes causes raindrops to lose little momentum upon impact.
The studies conducted used high-speed videography to watch mosquitoes in action.
When faced with a rainy situation their body’s take any collisions, relying on their ability break free from the front of the raindrop. Mosquitoes achieve this through the use of their long legs and wings. By utilizing the drag of their appendages, mosquitoes are rotated off the point of contact. When slowed down it looks like the mosquito barely takes a hit at all. Since not much momentum is transferred, the lanky physiology of a mosquito will allow it to recover quickly and go about it’s merry way.
When it comes to getting out and enjoying the summer, mosquitoes don’t let mother nature rain on their parade. So don’t let mosquitoes stop you from enjoying the summer season yourself and call Mosquito Enemy for mosquito control today!