Mosquitoes and Ticks are a Real Problem for New England
Mosquitoes. Your home and surrounding areas are a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are not only a nuisance, they are also carriers of several diseases such as EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) and West Nile virus. Mosquitoes generally start appearing early in the summer months, depending on the weather patterns, and can be a severe nuisance to any outdoor activity.
Ticks. American Dog Ticks, Brown Dog Ticks and Black Legged Deer Ticks are the most common species found in New England. Infestations have been on the rise here over the past few years, which is a concern for pest professionals and homeowners alike. Ticks not only cause discomfort and irritation, they are carriers of diseases such as Lyme disease and HGE (Human Granulocytic Erlichiosus.) Ticks cannot hop or fly and must latch on to their targets from elevated surfaces such as tall grass and overgrown vegetation, making areas on the exterior of your home susceptible to infestation.
The Modern Solution
A complete tick and mosquito control program not only eliminates mosquito breeding sources and targets tick hot spots around your home but it also includes long-term prevention. Modern Pest Services’ Homecare Tick and Mosquito is an effective mosquito and tick management program.
Modern concentrates on eliminating the source of the mosquito resting areas. This is done by performing an in-depth inspection to identify areas of concern. An application is then applied to reduce any adult mosquito populations and prevent further reproduction. Most common mosquito resting areas are under foliage, wooded sections, shaded damp areas around the home, and any area where the bulk of mosquito populations rest during the day.
During your initial service, your Modern Pest Professional will determine the species of tick or ticks present and identify areas with tick activity, documenting the severity of the infestation. Ticks can also be found lying in wait, in grassy areas, foliage, and wooded areas, often found around the perimeter of your yard. Modern’s focuses on reducing the number of ticks present in and around your yard by creating a protective barrier. Follow-up inspections and treatments are conducted over the summer months when ticks are most active.
Is it safe for my family and pets?
We are often asked this question and understandably so. At Modern Pest Services, our number one priority is to keep you and your loved ones safe and your home pest free. We do this by solving your pest problem using the least amount of materials possible in or around your home. This includes a careful inspection, locating pest “hot spots” in order to help minimize conditions that promote pest activity. We then do very targeted applications using the least toxic materials as possible. As a result, random application of material is always avoided.
Also, because our team is highly trained, they will always make sure to avoid applying materials in places that your family and pets may have frequent contact. In regards to Mosquito and Tick Control treatment specifically, product labeling indicates that the material is non-transferrable once dried. Your family and pets can again enjoy your yard usually after a few hours.