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April Showers Bring May Mosquitoes?

You have probably heard the idiom April showers bring May flowers more than once throughout your life. It means that the rains and precipitation of April are likely to give way to a flourish of blooming flowers come May. However, here at Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South, we know that those showers will cause more than just flowers to bloom; it will also cause mosquito populations to bloom as well!

April Showers Bring May Mosquitoes

There is nothing quite like enjoying the outdoors on a mild spring day. Flowers are beginning to show their colors, the buds on the trees are beginning to swell, the birds are busy feathering their nests and the air is fresh and alive with the excitement of the season. Then, you hear the buzz, feel a slight prick, and the magic of the moment ceases. Yes, April showers do bring more than just flowers, they bring the scourge of the mosquito as well!

This moment, like so many others, spent trying to relish the glory of the outdoors begs the question; Is there anything that you can do to reduce mosquitoes and the threat of mosquito-borne illness in your Weymouth or South Shore backyard this year? Actually, there is.

Most Boston-area residents don’t fully realize the reality of just how little moisture is required to support a thriving mosquito population or all of the areas around their own homes where mosquitoes can lay their eggs. Mosquitoes that live in close association with humans typically breed in containers that are holding water, from clogged gutters to birdbaths, planters, tarps, kiddie pools and even in items as small as a soda bottle cap.

Mosquito Squad Brings An End To Seasonal Mosquitoes

Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South offers helpful tips to help keep your yard mosquito-free all season. Mosquito control is a group effort. By ensuring your yard is not a breeding ground for mosquitoes, you can help reduce the mosquito population within your yard and areas in close proximity to your home. We can ensure your property is mosquito-free this season so you can focus on the benefits and enjoyment of outdoor living.

When it comes to mosquito control in Cohasset, Hingham, Canton and Milton, Massachusetts, here are 7 ways to minimize your yard’s propensity for mosquito breeding:

Additional Steps You Can Take:

  • Unblock drains and gutters to maintain water flow.
  • Drill a few small drainage holes in pots, plastic toys, and garbage cans.
  • Empty saucers, kiddie pools and children’s toys of water within a few days after a rain.
  • Properly dispose of unwanted tires.
  • Identify and address drainage issues on your property promptly.

Call Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South at (781) 297-0123 for a Free Consultation and leave the mosquito and tick control to us!

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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