Maine has long, cold winters, which means we don't have to deal with bugs for very long each year. Unfortunately though, when their season arrives, they seem to make the most of it. Mosquitoes, in particular, can make life miserable for Mainers each summer, our Maine yards aren’t safe from them. Here’s why this is a problem and what to do about it.
Why Mosquitoes are a Problem
We all understand that mosquitoes are annoying. They can make days hiking through the woods and evenings spent outdoors unbearable. Their incessant buzzing and itchy bites are enough to drive us indoors during the fleetingly wonderful days of a Maine summer.
However, leaving us itchy and annoyed is not the greatest problem that mosquitoes pose. They are actually quite dangerous insects. In fact, they’re the most dangerous insects around, causing more deaths worldwide than any other animal.
Mosquitoes are responsible for the spread of many diseases. Some cause minor symptoms, some major illnesses, some lifelong health concerns, and some even lead to death. Mosquitoes are known transmitters of illnesses such as West Nile virus, Zika virus, malaria, dengue fever, and Eastern equine encephalitis to name just a few.
How to Protect Your Maine Yard From Mosquitoes
Keeping your yard free of mosquitoes is not an easy task. The best thing homeowners can do on their own to reduce mosquito numbers is to reduce the moisture levels on their property. Mosquitoes require standing water to breed, so removing as many of those areas as possible will reduce their numbers. However, even when you do your best to get rid of excess water on your property, there will still be areas that you don’t notice or can’t get to.
That’s why the best way to make your yard a pleasant and safe place to spend your time is by getting mosquito control from Bug Busterzzz Pest Control. We will inspect your property to determine where mosquitoes spend their time resting during the heat of the day, as well as where their breeding areas are. We will treat these areas to eliminate eggs as well as larval and adult mosquitoes.
Summers in Maine are short. Don’t let mosquitoes ruin them for you. Contact Bug Busterzzz for more information on our mosquito control services.