As spring approaches, many homeowners start to think about mosquito and tick control to protect their yards and loved ones. While it’s tempting to wait until the first signs of mosquito or tick infestation, starting perimeter barrier treatments early in the year is key to effective mosquito and tick control.
Perimeter barrier treatments create a barrier around the outside of your property that prevents mosquitoes and ticks from breeding and entering your yard. They work by targeting breeding sites, such as standing water or tall grass, where mosquitoes and ticks are likely to lay their eggs.
Starting perimeter barrier treatments early in the year is important for several reasons. First, mosquitoes and ticks can start to breed as early as March or April, and starting treatments early can prevent infestations before they begin. Early treatments can also prevent the need for harsher and more expensive treatments later in the year.
Early treatments can reduce the risk of mosquito-borne illnesses, such as West Nile virus, by preventing mosquitoes from breeding and biting. This is particularly important for families with young children or pets, who may be more vulnerable to these illnesses.
In addition to mosquitoes, early treatments can protect your pets from tick-borne illnesses as well- such as Lyme disease, by preventing tick bites. This can save you money and time in veterinary bills, as well as protect your pets’ health.
On the other hand, waiting for mosquito or tick infestations to start can result in larger and more severe infestations that are harder to control. Waiting can result in the need for stronger and more frequent treatments, which can be more expensive.
Waiting can also increase the risk of mosquito-borne illnesses, as well as tick-borne illnesses in both humans and pets. This can be particularly concerning if you have young children or pets who are more vulnerable to these illnesses.
In conclusion, starting perimeter barrier treatments early in the year is key to effective mosquito and tick control. By preventing infestations before they start, early treatments can save you time, money, and the risk of mosquito and tick-borne illnesses. At Mosquito Mary’s, we offer both natural and synthetic perimeter barrier treatments that are safe, effective, and affordable.
Contact us today to schedule your early mosquito and tick control treatments, and start enjoying your yard without the worry of mosquitoes and ticks!