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Mosquitoes in May

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If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give much thought to mosquitoes – until you get a red, itchy welt on your skin that is a sure sign of a mosquito bite. While mosquito season is usually associated with the hotter summer months, it actually begins much earlier and extends well into autumn.

Very few animals on Earth evoke the antipathy that mosquitoes do. Their itchy, irritating bites and nearly ubiquitous presence can ruin a backyard barbecue or a hike in the woods. They disappear milliseconds before a fatal swat and leave you with a nuisance of bites using exhaled carbon dioxide, body odors and temperature, and movement to hone in on their victims.

All mosquitoes need water to breed, so eradication and population-control efforts usually involve removal or treatment of standing water sources. Insecticide spraying to kill adult mosquitoes is also widespread.

Quick-fix mosquito solutions that only last a few weeks won’t get the job done. Any mosquito control program you choose needs to be implemented on a long-term basis in order to provide effective, lasting protection throughout the mosquito season.

At Burl’s Termite and Pest Control, we offer a monthly treatment from May through October to rid your yard of mosquitos and get you back to enjoying your back deck.