Why Mosquitoes Are Still a Problem for Morris County Residents
Posted on 09.28.18 in Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes will continue to be a problem for Morris County residents well into the fall this year. Mosquitoes thrive in hot weather, preferring temperatures around 80 degrees. This unusually warm New Jersey summer has not only given them the heat they love but also the moisture. With heavier-than-normal rainfall this summer, mosquitoes have had plenty of opportunities to breed and multiply. While mosquitoes do die off in winter, they will stay active until the temperatures fall below 50 degrees. This means they will continue to be a nuisance through Labor Day weekend BBQ’s, back-to-school get-togethers, and fall activities such as apple picking.
Dangers Mosquitoes Pose in Morris County
At the minimum, mosquitoes can cause itchy red bumps that can last for several days. For some people, they may have a more adverse allergic reaction, and those bumps will swell into large welts, causing discomfort and embarrassment. Beyond that, scratching itchy bites can cause secondary infections and scars. More dangerous though, are the viruses that mosquitoes can pass on through blood transferred by their bites. These viruses can cause fevers, flu-like symptoms, birth defects and, in some cases, death. The type of illness and severity depends on which virus is transmitted.
Treatment to Reduce Mosquitoes
Some homeowners around the Madison area might think it’s too late to consider professional mosquito treatment this year, but that’s not the case. As we explained above, this year particularly will cause an uptick in the number of mosquitoes active well into the fall.
At ChemTec Pest Control we offer a mosquito and tick treatment solution that helps protect your family and pets from these pests. Our experts will do an inspection of your property to examine breeding sites and come up with the best treatment plan for your property. A one-time treatment for a special event or a three- or five-visit plan are our available options. Whatever treatment plan you choose for your Morris County property, you will have the confidence that we will work with you to reduce mosquito numbers on your property through our targeted treatment plan along with tips to help reduce the attractiveness of your property to mosquitoes.
Don’t hesitate to call us today to make the most of these final days of summer and the beautiful fall that lies ahead!