Mosquito Control in Boston
Superior Tick & Mosquito Services in Eastern Massachusetts
There are dozens of mosquito species in New England, and many of them feed on the blood of people and pets. This is why we proudly provide mosquito control in Boston. When the weather is warm enough, countless homes in the region become infested with these flying mosquitoes.
Ticks can be found year-round in Boston but are most prevalent in the warm summer months. These parasites are on a continual quest for a host. If a host is unavailable, a tick can survive up to a year without feeding. Ticks can also transmit a number of diseases as a result of feeding off both human and animal hosts.
Health Risks Associated with Mosquitoes in Eastern Massachusetts
According to biologists, Mosquitoes are deadlier than any other animal in the world. They kill millions of humans and livestock each year by spreading diseases such as malaria and yellow fever. These diseases have been mostly eradicated in the United States, but Mosquitoes are still able to spread the infamous West Nile virus.
One horrible problem is that those who become infected with this virus are at risk for several illnesses. Even dogs and cats are also at risk, since mosquito bites are the exclusive cause of heartworms.
Some of these additional illnesses include:
- West Nile fever
- Skin problems and allergic reactions
Characteristics of Ticks
There are two established families of ticks: hard ticks and soft. A tick matures from egg to adult in stages. Depending on the family, some reach maturity in only a few stages of growth. Other varieties may take as many as eight stages to develop. The length of time to reach maturity also depends on factors such as temperature, humidity, and food availability. Concerning physical characteristics, an immature tick has six legs; a full-grown adult has eight.
A female tick must have a blood meal before she can lay eggs. After feeding, she drops off her host and lays thousands of eggs. A female tick lays one batch of eggs, after which she dies. A male tick also dies after reproducing. Despite their deaths, however, ticks have already done incredible damage by laying so many eggs.
Our Services for Destroying Mosquitoes & Ticks
Attempting to rid your home of the tick infestation can be difficult and frustrating, as eggs can hatch months later, long after you think you have the situation under control. As for Mosquitoes, these pests swarm at outdoor events and breed prolifically in stagnant water – from bird baths to discarded tires – even puddles from the latest rainfall. Certain land features, such as swamps, reservoirs, and retention ponds are virtual breeding grounds for mosquitoes. And, all it takes is one tenacious pest to infiltrate your home and make everyone inside miserable.
Fortunately, our specialists at General Environmental Services, Inc. are highly experienced at removing both of these kinds of pests. We can use strong mosquito insecticide to kill larva and eggs, utilizing chemicals that are far more effective than weak over-the-counter options. We can also drain ponds, swimming pools, birdbaths, or any other damp environments harboring mosquitoes. We can also clear tall grass and thickets where ticks like to hide, and use environment-friendly pesticides to kill ticks as well.
Contact us now at (781) 531-9290 to find out more about how our reliable Boston mosquito and tick control services can offer you and your household genuine safety.
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