Summer is winding down but that doesn’t mean you should put an end to your outdoor pest control service! While it may be tempting to cut back on your barrier treatments because temperatures will soon be cooling down, it’s important to complete the full season of treatment from Mosquito Joe®. This way, you and your family and pets can enjoy outdoor fun as long as possible. By continuing treatment, you will not only get to extend your time outside this fall but will be able to avoid those annoying bites when spring comes.
But summer is almost over, why start services now?
The last few treatments are important for many reasons. There are many benefits to extending your treatment plan until the end of the season. Here are some important facts for you to know if you are thinking about ending your outdoor pest control service early:
Ticks can lay up to 3,000 eggs at a time.
Ticks remain active as long as temperatures are above 45 degrees for seven consecutive days.
Female ticks reproduce during the fall and can survive through winter to lay more eggs in the spring.
Continuing your service ensures your yard will be bite-free through winter and into spring.
Ticks can be tricky because they lay eggs, hibernate and can survive frigid temperatures much longer than mosquitoes do. All eggs that have been laid have the ability to survive the colder temperatures, as well. That means that when spring comes, those eggs will hatch and cause an uncomfortable start to springtime.
Don’t give ticks a biting chance
Even with Mosquito Joe as your second line of defense against ticks, there are other precautions you can take to make sure you are protected from those pesky bugs.
- Keep pets out of thickly wooded areas where tick activity is high. Make sure to check your pet for ticks after they have spent time outside.
- Keep the grass mowed and the trees trimmed to reduce tick activity in your yard.
- Wear long sleeves and pants when walking in wooded or grassy areas to avoid tick bites.
- Move swing sets and sandboxes away from wooded areas where tick activity is high.
- Place rocks or wood chips at the edge of your property to keep ticks out of areas where you and your family frequent.
With the weather cooling down, it’s the perfect time to enjoy your backyard with your family and four-legged friends. Make sure your time outdoors is bite-free by continuing your treatment until the end of the season. Just learning about Mosquito Joe? It’s never too late to get on the schedule. Mosquito Joe provides outdoor pest control services to rid your outside of mosquitoes, ticks and fleas. Our certified and trained technicians will inspect your property for any breeding sites and provide a barrier treatment so outside is fun again for you and your family.
Don’t be ticked off this fall – stay protected until the end of the season with Mosquito Joe. Request a FREE quote at MosquitoJoe.com or give us a call at 855-ASK-A-JOE.