Mosquitos & Ticks
Serious Nuisance… Serious Health Risk
Mosquitoes and Ticks can prevent you from enjoying your yard and surrounding outdoor living. It is very annoying to be bitten by a mosquito or a tick.
Mosquito and ticks can also be a serious health risk. Mosquitos carry diseases such as West Nile Virus and Dengue, ticks carry Lyme disease. Pennsylvania has led the nation in confirmed cases of Lyme disease for the past three years. In 2014 there was a 25% increase in confirmed Lyme disease cases over the prior year. So far this year, 2016, Pennsylvania accounted for more than one-third of all Lyme disease cases reported across the country.
One treatment for both pests:
The good news is that our treatment of your yard will address both Mosquitos and Ticks at the same time. Mosquitos rest on the underside of the leaves on bushes and trees, ticks live in the shady area of the yard on the ground and on the lower branches of trees and bushes. By applying a fine mist of material to these areas both pests will be controlled. The materials used will not harm plants or flowers. Treatment usually begins in late May and continue till August for Mosquito control and to October for Tick control.
Preventing Mosquitos and Ticks:
- Remove standing water! Roof gutters, bird baths, old tires, flowerpots, tree holes, urns, rain barrels, pool covers, or any othger water-holding receptacles.
- Remove litter from your yard such as cans, bottles and plastic, even bottle caps.
- Adjust sprinklers to prevent over-watering.
- Rake up and remove leaves and sticks from the ground.
A “Green” product is also available for this service. Contact Main Line Exterminating today to prevent mosquitos and ticks from ruining your summer!