Make way for hatchlings – mosquito hatchlings that is

The end of May brings sustained warm weather and lots of outdoor fun to Massachusetts. Finally, you can return to your favorite outdoor activities and your local mosquitoes can return to their favorite activity – blood sucking.

mosquito larvae South Shore MA and Fall River MAHere in Massachusetts, our state certainly did make this Spring very hospitable for mosquitoes. After our long, long, snowy winter, there’s a great deal of snow melt and standing water. Standing water is a mosquito’s paradise. That means many thousands more mosquitoes in New England this spring and summer. And it means that homeowners in Fall River and the South Shore need to be especially aware to make sure your yard does not become ultimate breeding ground.

As you might know, mosquitoes are able to live through the winter hiding in logs, nests, or even abandoned buildings. These adults will wake up as soon as the weather hits about 60 degrees for even a day or two! Other kinds of mosquitoes will overwinter as larvae at the edges of ponds or in mud. Some are eggs, resting in any open water they can find. Then the warm weather comes. The water throughout our yards becomes a breeding paradise for thousands and thousands of mosquito eggs.

This is what's lurking beneath all the standing water in your yard.

This is what’s lurking beneath all the standing water in your yard.

Mosquitoes need water to breed.

Mosquitoes need water to breed.

Mosquitoes need water to breed.

At Mosquito Squad of Fall River and the South Shore, our barrier spray service eliminates adult mosquitoes. But, only you can help make your yard less amenable for breeding the next batch of hatchlings. The more standing water you eliminate from your yard, the fewer mosquitoes you will have. You have to do your part. Take a walk around your property looking for standing water. Always drain water in cans, pools, buckets, and even drink caps.

Mosquito Squad of Fall River and the South Shore has a handy reminder list to help you find and reduce standing water in your yard.

  1. TIP. Tip over anything around your home that can collect water from rain or your sprinkler system. Dog bowls, plant saucers, clogged gutters and toys left out in the yard can collect enough water to be a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Even an inch or two can be enough water to host mosquito hatchings!
  1. TOSS. Remove excess grass, weeds from gardens, leaves, firewood and leftover clippings from your yard.
  1. TURN. Turn over larger yard items that could hold water like kiddie pools, children’s portable sandboxes or plastic toys.
  1. REMOVE TARPS. If tarps on your firewood piles, grills or boats aren’t taut, they’re holding water. And water means breeding mosquitoes.
  1. TREAT. Call Mosquito Squad of Fall River and the South Shore. We eliminate up to 90% of the mosquitoes on your property.

Make sure they don’t have a chance in your yard!

Arthur and Elisabet of Mosquito Squad

Father-daughter duo with Mosquito Squad. Arthur Rodrigues is the owner of Mosquito Squad of Fall River and the South Shore.

Mosquito Squad of Fall River and the South Shore is your trusted provider for protecting your yard from ticks and tick-borne diseases. To sign up for season-long protection, give us a ring at 508-536-4855, email us at southshore@mosquitosquad.com or visit our Mosquito Squad of the South Shore or Mosquito Squad of Fall River website.

 

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