Knowing when to protect yourself, your family, and your pets from biting pests is an imperative part of outdoor life in New England. However, there are many misconceptions about the times in which one should raise caution. For instance, mosquito control in Massachusetts during the winter months is generally put aside. While this practice is okay during the deepest freeze of the season, as we can see, the weather is not always predictable.
2020 is unprecedented in all aspects
Like everything about the current year, the mosquito population has also handed us a twist. During 2020, more Massachusetts communities were raised to high-risk than any other year. From earlier than normal appearances to migrating species with new viruses and disease risks, this year has been one of the most crucial for mosquito control.
And our weather isn’t helping the situation.
Although it’s November and we’ve already had a bit of snow, the temperatures are rising once again. So, we have wet grounds and warm air – the perfect environment for mosquitos. This weather is also keeping people outdoors longer than in previous years. In regards to mosquito control, we don’t recommend packing up the preventative methods just yet.
Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE)
Chances are, you are already aware of EEE. A disease transmitted through a mosquito bite, EEE, is generally considered a low concern during the wintertime. However, with the unseasonable warm air, ruling out the danger is not realistic.
As if EEE were not enough to deal with, Jamestown Canyon virus has also made its way through communities this year with furry. This virus is a bit different in symptoms and can take up to two weeks for the infected person to show symptoms. For more information, be sure to check out our previous article highlighting this rare mosquito disease.
As you can see, now is not the time to lay your down your guard with mosquito control in Massachusetts. From everyday preventative methods to lawn treatments, it’s crucial to remember to stay aware! At Allgreen Lawn Care, we offer a variety of tick and mosquito control programs to keep your family safe all year.
For more information on our traditional and natural mosquito control programs, contact our team today at (781) 762-7080.