Protect Your Backyard Fun With The Best Mosquito & Tick Control In New Jersey!
There are pests... and then there are mosquitoes. Many a family picnic or spontaneous game of backyard football has been ruined by these tiny bloodsuckers. Sure, some lotion or hydrocortisone might help the itching later, but what about the diseases they carry, diseases that threaten not only your family but your pets as well?
But you don't have to put up with these nuisances anymore! Invest in All Wet Irrigation & Lighting's mosquito service and you can keep your family and your pets free from itchy bites and harmful diseases all season long.
There are several reasons why you should consider protecting your yard from mosquitoes and ticks. First, these pests can transmit diseases to humans and pets, including Lyme disease, West Nile virus and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Second, they can be a nuisance, biting people and animals and causing itching and discomfort. Finally, mosquito- and tick-borne diseases are on the rise in New Jersey due to changing climate conditions that favor the spread of these pests.
You can treat for mosquitoes and ticks any time from spring through fall, but the best time to start your tick and mosquito prevention is in early spring, before these pests become active for the year. Spring treatments will kill ticks and mosquitoes that are hatching from eggs as well as those that are already active. It's important to continue treatment throughout the summer and into the fall, since ticks and mosquitoes can be active at any time of year.
What Dangers Are Posed By Mosquitoes?
In the short term, a mosquito bite will usually just lead to an itchy, annoying welt. But long term, mosquitoes are vectors for a number of illnesses that can impact your family and your pets:
- West Nile Virus
- Zika Virus
- Chagas Disease
- Dengue Fever
- Eastern Equine Encephalitis
These are just a few of the diseases they can carry. It's simply not worth the risk when there are options available to minimize your exposure. That's where All Wet Irrigation & Lighting's trained lawn care professionals come in.
What Is The Best Time To Spray For Mosquitos In New Jersey?
Mosquito season can begin as early as March, so it's good to start panning your defensive plan before that.
All Wet Irrigation & Lighting uses Yard Defense, an EPA registered mosquito control, sprayed around the perimeter of your home, trees, shrubs and mulch. All we require is five days of 50°F temperatures and clear weather - rain will just dilute the spray and keep it from being effective. After the first treatment, we'll return 21 days later to apply a second treatment, weather permitting. We can apply up to 10 treatments each season.
While no treatment is ever 100% effective against a species as invasive as mosquitoes, that doesn't mean you won't notice stunning results:
- After your 1st treatment - Up to 65% effectiveness
- After your 3rd treatment - Up to 90% effectiveness
Imagine enjoying your backyard while not constantly swatting away these blood-drinking predators. It's a worthy dream, and All Wet Irrigation & Lighting can make yours come true.
Yard Defense Isn't Only Effective Against Mosquitoes - It Controls Ticks Too!
Ticks may not be quite as prevalent or mobile as mosquitoes, but they can be even more dangerous. A tick bite carries the risk of transmitting Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Plus, unlike a mosquito bite, tick bites can go undetected for much longer, and it's not the easiest process to get the tick off.
But Yard Defense is effective at keeping ticks in the trees and off of your family and pets. Kill two bugs with one stone by scheduling your first treatment today!
Reduce The Impact Of Mosquitoes Short Term & We'll Protect You Long Term
There are several ways you can reduce the population of mosquitoes in your yard while waiting to begin your treatment:
- Use window screens and screen doors to keep them outside.
- Empty anything - birdbaths, pools, tarps, children's toys, buckets - that has standing water.
- Clean up any decaying yard debris like leaf piles or logs.
- Wear long sleeves and pants while outside, and avoid mosquito-heavy dawn and dusk times.
- Plant mosquito-repellant plants like basil, bee balm, citronella grass, marigold and lemon balm.