mosquito season in your stateMosquito Facts You Should Be Aware Of:

  • Mosquitoes date back over 100 million years.
  • There are over 3,500 species of mosquitoes!
  • The journey from egg to adulthood (biting!) is about 4-7 days. They just can’t wait to start bugging us!
  • Only female mosquitoes bite us; they need the protein from blood to lay their eggs.
  • Speaking of eggs, a mosquito lays 100-300 eggs at a time, and they average between 1,000 to 3,000 in their lifetime!
  • A few kinds of mosquitoes will fly only a few yards from their breeding ground for a meal. More typically adults will fly a mile or two to feed.
  • The mosquito is actually the deadliest animal on earth, killing 725,000 humans each year.

Why is getting rid of mosquitoes important?

  • Mosquitoes carry diseases like Zika Virus, West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
  • Most people have the typical reaction to a mosquito bite and get the telltale itchy red bump, but some people who are actually allergic have what is known as “Skeeter Syndrome,” which can cause blistering rashes, bruises, and swelling.
  • We all know how annoying mosquitoes can be when you’re trying to enjoy your backyard and you have to keep swatting them away!

common backyard problemsWith the assistance of Mosquito Joe of Andover-Peabody, you can avoid mosquito problems on your property this season by implementing the following practices:

In Massachusetts, mosquito season typically lasts from April to October. We recommend that you use caution when going outside during this time. Did you know that mosquitoes can lay as many as 300 eggs in a single bottle cap containing water? Follow these simple tips and tricks to repel mosquitoes and other pests:

  • Regularly empty ponds, bird baths, fountains, plant pots, buckets, or anywhere else that water may gather.
  • Clean out gutters to avoid standing water – examine them for clots and damage that would cause water to collect.
  • Drill holes in tire swings, trash cans, or recycling bins so water drains out.
  • Keep swimming pools clean, properly circulated and filtered.
  • Repair leaky outdoor faucets.
  • Cut grass and shrubs short, as adult mosquitoes gather to rest in shady, cool areas.
  • Keep your yard weed-free and avoid overgrown vegetation.

The most effective way to combat mosquitoes is to use a professional service like ours. Our certified technicians can identify problem areas and potential breeding grounds on your property during treatment and provide ongoing defense.

At Mosquito Joe of Andover-Peabody, no job is too big or too small for us. Call us today for a free quote at 978-699-0680 or email us at andover-peabody@mosquitojoe.com.