Mosquitoes Fester with Momentum
It’s mosquito season again, and the little blood-suckers are back with a vengeance.
A rainy, wet spring mixed with warm summer temperatures provided perfect breeding conditions for the insects, and the pest experts at EHS say they are bracing for a busy year as the mosquito population booms.
“It’s already one of the worst seasons we’ve seen in awhile,” stated EHS customer service.
Rivers swelled past its banks with spring snow melts, surrounding areas became saturated, creating larger viable areas for mosquitoes to breed.
More areas are wet, and that opened up breeding sites just about everywhere causing EHS to find mosquitoes in areas we haven’t seen before.
Usually the mosquito population peaks in the beginning weeks of June in MA + RI.
EHS strongly urges residents to use insect repellents with DEET whenever they are outdoors. Additionally, residents should cover skin when outside, eliminate standing water in their yards and limit the outdoors at dusk and dawn, which are peak hours for mosquito activity.
For people who choose to lounge outside in the summer, EHS recommends warding off the insects with repellents that can be applied to grass and foliage.
EHS has created a “Take Back My Yard” program for mosquito control and the results have been amazing! We offer both a low impact treatment and a certified organic option. Bottom line is that we give people back the quality of life that mosquitoes take away.
General Manager - Staff Entomologist