Why A Mosquito & Tick Control Program Is A Great Idea For Your Frederick Lawn

June 17, 2020

Being outdoors can be fun and relaxing. You could have a backyard barbecue with family, play sports with friends, or have a romantic picnic. Going hiking or listening to music in a park can be just what you need to decompress from stress. What frequently ruins or interrupts these kinds of activities are bugs and insects. Many frighten people or simply annoy them. Others do more than pester; they can threaten your life or damage your property.

a dog tick crawling on skin

Mosquitoes and ticks are some of the deadliest insects there are. They both feed on human and animal blood. Traveling from host to host, they spread harmful diseases and cause other medical issues. As if that weren’t concerning enough, they’re often right in your Frederick yard. Since they’re so close, they can make their way indoors. Knowing more about these critters, and about control programs from Royal Greens Professional Lawn Care can help you prevent these pests.

Mosquitoes & Ticks: Appearance, Behavior, & Risks

Mosquitoes range in size from ⅛ to 1/3 of an inch long. They have scaly wings, distinctive noses, and legs that are lengthy and slim. Males consume water and nectar. Females do too but they also go after blood because it supports their egg production. If you live or operate your business near a stream, marsh, lake, or something similar, you’ll likely meet mosquitoes. Dusk is when they’re most active. If they get inside a property, they’ll head to dark and low traffic spaces. Laundry rooms and closets for example. A bite from a mosquito can result in:

  • Itchy, red bumps

  • Skin irritation

  • Extreme skin swelling or inflammation

  • Zika virus

  • West Nile virus

  • Encephalitis

There are several species of ticks. Common ticks in our area are American dog ticks, brown dog ticks, deer ticks, and lone star ticks. All are usually less than an inch long and have oval bodies. They vary in color and have six or eight legs depending on their life stage. Domestic animals, livestock, wildlife, and people are their targets. They inhabit shady, humid, grassy, and/or wooded spots, and can be found on farms and in fields. Their bites don’t cause pain, so you may not know they’re on you until you physically see them. Illnesses they transmit include:

  • Colorado tick fever

  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever

  • Lyme disease

  • Tularemia

  • Ehrlichiosis

  • Powassan virus

  • Heartland virus

Preventing Mosquitoes & Ticks

By doing these things, you can make your property less appealing to mosquitoes:

  • Spray a pesticide on your lawn and around your home or business.

  • Burn candles with essential oils, such as peppermint, cedarwood, and rosemary.

  • Set mosquito traps and clean them regularly.

  • Drain pools and pet water bowls to remove standing water.

  • Trim plants, bushes, and flowers, and distance them from the front door and other openings.

  • Routinely clean your gutters and tidy up your yard.

To make sure ticks don’t find you or your beloved pets, take these actions:

  • Keep your grass cut short and remove debris.

  • Examine your skin, clothes, and animals after being in tick-heavy locations.

  • Put on high socks, long-sleeved shirts, pants, and boots before going outdoors.

  • Utilize products that serve as a tick repellent.

  • Talk about tick prevention with your pet’s veterinarian.

  • Groom animals frequently.

Royal Greens Professional Lawn Care Mosquito & Tick Programs

Royal Greens Professional Lawn Care backpack misting systems saturate places where mosquitoes and ticks breed, and edge them out. These treatments are specially designed and stalwart. Our reduction methods in Fredrick employ natural repellents to be easy on the environment.

“Do it yourself” options work only temporarily, if at all. Save time and money with our recurring and affordable programs that come with a service guarantee. Call us and get an instant quote today!

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