New Jersey is known as a high-risk area for diseases spread by ticks and mosquitos, such as Lyme disease, West Nile virus, and potentially the Zika virus. Fortunately, we can help you combat these pests with our tick and mosquito control services. Our products are safe for children and pets while remaining effective.
Mosquitoes can really take the fun out of spending time in the yard. Not only do they ruin summer days and evenings leaving everyone annoyed and itchy, in recent years they have become a real cause for health concerns due to mosquito-borne illness.
Depending on your situation you may not be able to get rid of the flying bugs completely but there’s a lot you can do to minimize the influx.
Check all screen doors and windows to be sure no holes and seal around all screen edges so mosquitoes cannot get in.
In ponds, add mosquito eating fish like bluegills, minnows, gambusia and/or green sunfish. Eliminate or reduce breeding sites by replacing all standing water once a week (bird baths)
Remove any trash or extra vegetation around any standing water sources that cannot be changed or removed.
Remove/dump any standing water – children's toys, buckets, flower pots, pet dishes, garbage cans, unused lawn chairs/ornaments, old tires, etc. Drill holes in tire swings.
Clean out gutters and drains.
Maintain pools and pool covers.
Avoid going outside during peak mosquito time between dusk and dawn.
Wear long-sleeved shirts and long-legged pants, preferably treated with a repellant as well.
Ultraviolet lights or bug zappers are relatively ineffective against mosquitoes as mosquitoes seek carbon dioxide, heat and colors which are not emitted by zappers.