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Standing water and effective mosquito control

There is a shared misconception among many Canton, Weymouth and Hingham, MA, homeowners that just hiring a mosquito control company is enough to keep mosquitoes at bay. Yes, adding the expertise of a mosquito control professional, like Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South, is a wise decision in protecting your outdoor areas from the nuisance and dangers of mosquitoes. However, successful mosquito control also relies on common sense practices on the part of the homeowner. This means gaining a clear understanding of identifying and reducing potential mosquito breeding sites in and around your property.

You may be familiar with the Mosquito Squad 7 T’s of mosquito control. These stand for TIP, TOSS, TURN, REMOVE TARPS, TAKE CARE, TEAM UP and TREAT. While these are great guidelines for eradicating moisture and standing water on your property that may become sites for mosquitoes to breed, there are many more critical areas that could influence the effectiveness of your treatments.

We achieve 85-90% reduction on the first barrier treatment. Our formula immediately eradicates existing mosquitoes on contact, so realistically, the reduction is almost immediate. Continuing our mosquito control program will ensure residual protection for the entire time you are on the service. During your first treatment, our technicians carefully inspect your property and eliminate or treat standing water, a potential mosquito breeding site, with a larvacide. This stops the life cycle of the mosquito at the larvae stage, so they cannot become adults. Then our technicians will treat to eliminate any adult mosquitoes currently on your property. This also builds a barrier against any mosquitoes that enter your yard after treatment from other areas. Our technicians will return to your property approximately every 21 days to inspect and maintain this barrier, but it is crucial for you to conduct regular inspections on your property to eliminate any areas of standing water in order to maintain a mosquito-free property for the life of the treatment.

Mosquito larvae in standing water.

With this in mind, It is important to have a clear understanding of the potential areas where mosquitoes will thrive. Mosquitoes will lay their eggs in small amounts of water which gather in a space as minuscule as the top from a discarded soda bottle, and as large as a kiddie pool or other unchecked area. Areas of concern include, but are not limited to, pet feeding dishes, outdoor planters, children’s toys, buckets, rain barrels, yard debris and even your home’s gutters and downspouts. IIt is important to eliminate sources of standing water on your property and change the water in animal dishes and bird baths often to help reduce the number of maturing mosquitoes.

Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South strives to provide extraordinary service in every aspect of our client relationships, from the first time we answer your phone call to helping to educate and inform as we continue treating your property with the utmost respect.

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Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South serves: Abington, Avon, Braintree, Brockton (02301), Canton, Cohasset, Dorchester (02124), Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Weymouth and Wollaston.

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