Bothersome is just one of many terms one may use to describe the presence of the dreaded mosquito. They are particularly annoying for those who enjoy spending the evening outdoors at the pool, puttering in the garden or relaxing on the terrace surrounded by friends and family.
To make matters worse, mosquitoes spread several diseases when they bite, including the Zika and West Nile Viruses. Mosquitoes can also transmit heartworm to dogs. There are various ways to protect your family from these pests. Repelling them is the most environmentally friendly option with the lowest impact on the environment. The same repellents also deter fleas and ticks. Fleas can transfer tapeworms in addition to causing uncomfortable itching from their bites. Ticks are associated with spreading Lyme Disease to both humans and animals.
When there is an infestation, the use of a pesticide on the adult mosquitoes may be needed until the infestation is reduced to a manageable population. At that time we would switch to repellents.
Spring is coming and if you are looking forward to spending time in your beautiful yard without these annoying pests, you may want to consider a custom tailored program designed by Tree Care of Long Island, a division of Goldberg & Rodler, to repel mosquitoes and other nuisances using environmentally friendly botanical oils. We will let you know if you have hidden breeding grounds on your property by conducting a thorough site evaluation.
Contact us today for a free quote. Call 631-271-6460 or 631-271-TREE.
Written by: Maria Ferrero