Growing up, mosquitoes never seemed too threatening. Mostly they were always just annoying, always buzzing around our heads. Yes, sometimes you would end up with a big, itchy red welt after a bite, but ultimately we were never really worried about them actually hurting us. Flash forward to today where we now know that there are a number of diseases that these pests carry.

We now realize that mosquitoes have the potential to be quite dangerous. They can carry and transmit a variety of diseases including the West Nile virus, malaria, the Zika virus, and others. These viruses are more commonly transmitted while people are traveling. They aren’t as common to the New Jersey area, however, mosquitoes have the ability to travel very far distances in warmer weather. So, as the temperature heats up in New Jersey, it’s important to take mosquitoes bites seriously.

A big part of preparing for mosquitoes is prevention. There is almost no way to completely prevent mosquitoes because their drive for blood will continue to lead them to your backyard. However, you can decrease the amount by putting preventative measures in place. There are a few things that you can do as a homeowner, such as getting rid of standing water on your property. This is done by cleaning out gutters and turning wheelbarrows, baby pools, and dog bowls upside down when not in use. This will eliminate any possible breeding grounds. You can also keep up with outside maintenance by trimming your lawn short and cleaning up debris to eliminate hiding places. It’s also a good idea to repair any damaged screens and keep doors and windows closed as much as possible to prevent them from getting inside.

There is only so much that homeowners can do without professional help. When it comes to drastically decreasing the number of mosquitoes in your yard, you’ll need the help of professionals. Here at ChemTec Pest Control, we offer mosquito control that is designed around the strategies that help eliminate and prevent mosquitoes specifically. Our mosquito control experts know how and where to target mosquitoes on your property. By targeting our treatments to specific areas, we are able to use less product while still protecting your property. We offer one-time treatments or packages that include 3-5 treatments per season. Either way, ChemTec Pest control wants to help protect your family and friends from the dangers—and annoyance—of mosquitoes this season! For more information, contact us today!