Mosquito Control: Even During the Winter Months!

Posted by AllGreen on December 24, 2013

At AllGreen, we know that the best judges of our success are our customers. We strive to offer and inform all of our customers the most up to date and useful knowledge concerning lawn care in Massachusetts, as well as mosquito control in Massachusetts. Now that winter is in full swing, and you’ve properly winterized your lawn’s trees and shrubs, you may be lulled into a false sense of security regarding mosquito control. When we think of winter, it’s not often that we think of mosquitoes, bug bites, and bug spray. However, winter is as good a time as any to think of mosquito control in Massachusetts because the little blood suckers may be less prevalent, but can still pose a threat.

A common misconception we come across is that mosquito control doesn’t need to be regarded as a top priority when thinking of your lawn’s health during the winter months. However, the truth is that mosquito larvae will generally hatch in late February, and by mid-March you’ll see an up swell in mosquito populations in your lawn; especially if you’ve neglected to have some professional mosquito control done.

Decreasing Your Lawn’s Mosquito Breeding Grounds

An image showing a mosquito

We all know what harbingers of disease mosquitoes can be. They are some of the most effective carriers and transmitters of disease in the animal kingdom. It’s possible that a bite from your average mosquito could transmit things like malaria, yellow fever, dog heartworm, encephalitis, and West Nile virus.

There are some actions you can take on your own to disrupt the growth of mosquito larvae around your lawn like manicuring streams and ditches to let water flow faster. This will decrease the areas in your lawn that could be prone to mosquito breeding.

While removing potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes will help decrease the amount of the little pests you’ll have to contend with, it’s also wise to let AllGreen take care of your mosquito control in Massachusetts. We have a variety of mosquito control packages available and will effectively work with you to design a system that will ensure your lawn’s mosquito population is as low as possible. Even during the winter!

If you’re in need of mosquito control, contact us at: 617-327-5555